Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accidents in the U.S. apart from vehicle accidents. They are not as likely to lead to fatalities as serious vehicle accidents but injuries can still be nasty. You could slip and fall over just about anywhere, even in a restaurant.
Accidents like these can be financially crippling if any extensive medical treatment is needed. Fortunately, every state makes provision for personal injury claims if you are personally not to blame for your injuries. An accident attorney will give you a professional opinion on your chances of success if you opt for legal action.
How a Slip and Fall Can Occur in a Restaurant?
Most people slip over when they slither or slide unexpectedly on a slippery floor surface. It can happen easily outside when the ground is wet or icy, but slip and fall accidents happen in any restaurant, including Arthur Treacher’s. All it takes is a wet floor, either after being mopped out or from spilled liquid.
Uneven or loose carpeting or other floor covering, trash that has dropped on the ground or other hazards can lead to an accident.
Most people who slip and fall over in a restaurant are probably left shaken but basically unhurt, but from time to time serious injuries can result. It depends exactly where the accident happens and whether there is anything in the way that is particularly sharp, hard or hot.
The most common non-serious injuries are simple cuts and bruises. Sprains and strains may mean you have to take some time off work, but more serious injuries like broken bones, fractures and dislocations may mean expensive medical treatment as well as lost income.
This is when a personal injury lawsuit makes sense.
Claim Compensation With an Experienced Attorney
You can go through the motions of a personal injury claim all by yourself, but it really doesn’t make a lot of sense to do so. It’s easier for you to concentrate on getting your injuries seen to when you leave the legal angle to a properly qualified attorney who understands the claims process thoroughly.
In fact, most personal injury attorneys will provide a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t normally have to worry about paying any up front legal fees as these are only paid if and when a settlement in made in your favor. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page today!
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Arthur Treacher's or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.