Slip and fall accidents are some of the most under-reported accidents in the country unless they involve a celebrity it seems. These accidents can still lead to some serious injuries and you can end up spending a lot of money on hospital bills unless you can get some compensation if the accident was not your fault.
An experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you decide whether you should file a personal injury lawsuit and how much you should claim for.
Injuries Possible in a Fish and Chip Restaurant
One of the reasons why injuries that follow a slip and fall accident can be so serious is that they tend to be sudden and unexpected. That means that falling over can be quite unpredictable. The tendency is to fling your arms out to break your fall if you slip or trip over.
This means that a common injury is a broken arm, wrist or hand bones. If you land on your back, then more long lasting damage can be done and the worst case scenario is hitting something particularly sharp or hard as you fall over.
A well managed restaurant should ensure that hazards are kept to the minimum. If food and packaging debris falls on to the floor or greasy waste material lands on the floor, it should be removed as soon as it is noticed. However, franchising can mean very different standards of management and unfortunately some may not keep the high standards expected of a busy restaurant.
A Personal Injury Lawsuit May be Needed to Pay Injury Bills
It’s bad enough slipping or tripping over when all you wanted was a seafood dish, but if it happens you may decide to take legal action if you think that the accident was preventable. There is no reason why you should have to pay the bills if your accident was caused by negligence on the part of the restaurant you attended.
A personal injury attorney who is experienced in slip and fall accident claims can help you decide whether filing a lawsuit is likely to be in your favor and also pursue your claim on your behalf if you decide to go ahead with legal action.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Captain D's Seafood Kitchen or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.