Help! I Slipped and Fell at Ben & Jerry's!*

It may seem unlikely but some of the most serious accidents happen in surprisingly familiar places like your own home a store or a restaurant.

You can’t really complain if you trip over or fall over on your back in your own home, because you either weren’t looking where you were going or created the hazard which caused the accident.

However, if the accident happened on private property or in a government owned building you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

You are entitled to claim rightful compensation if the accident was not your fault.

Potential Hazards in an Ice Cream Shop

Most slip and fall accidents happen because the person who gets injured didn’t realize that the floor they were walking on was so slippery. Normally, commercial establishments like ice cream stores and parlors warn their customers if the staff know that the floor is particularly slippery.

All public floors have to be cleaned regularly and because of this, they may be wet.

In an ice cream store, there is always the chance that the product can end up on the floor and present a slip and fall hazard. Normally, when stores, ice cream parlors and restaurants are well managed, these sorts of hazards rarely remain a danger for very long because an employee is instructed to do something about it. The same goes for floors that have been cleaned.

The familiar yellow warning sign is normally propped up so that patrons take more care or avoid the area.

The chance of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident happening is greater if managers and employees are lazy or careless. If this is what has happened to you and you have fallen over in a Ben & Jerry’s store, or any other ice cream store you may have good grounds for a claim against the store management.

Don’t Give In to Pressure From a Stubborn Insurer

Commercial property owners take out insurance to protect themselves from lawsuits if an accident takes place on their property, but they don’t like to have to admit that they are liable if an accident does happen. Insurance companies are often very stubborn and refuse to admit fault or offer a less than ideal sum in compensation.

The best way around an impasse like this is to use the services of a personal injury attorney who has had proven experience with premises liability cases.


The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Ben and Jerrys, Unilever, or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.