Every family likes to go out now and again to a burger restaurant and enjoy both the food and ambience of a family meal without the chore of cleaning and washing up afterwards. But you don’t expect to end up in hospital because of a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, this can happen and families may have to suffer the financial burden of injuries that were not their fault.
If you, or a member of your family, is injured in a slip and fall accident on a badly maintained floor surface you may be entitled to compensation to cover the financial burden of your injuries.
Slip and Falls Can Easily Take Place in a Restaurant
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents don’t always end up with just superficial cuts and bruises, but may often result in injuries that are far more serious with the likelihood of long recovery times.
The most common kinds of injuries include back injuries when the victim slips and falls backwards on a slippery substance that should not have been there. Also striking ones head on a sharp object like a table can happen if the victim falls forwards unexpectedly and doesn’t have the time to protect his or her head from the sudden impact.
A serious head injury can cause not only physical damage but if it damages the brain memory loss and disorientation may take place which often can’t be resolved even in the long term.
You May Qualify For Compensation in a Slip and Fall Accident
Compensation probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind with such an accident but when you realize the financial burden it is causing you and your family you should think again and consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
Your chances of claiming compensation from a restaurant is higher if you can prove that the staff was negligent in ensuring that there were no slip and fall hazards present.
Your attorney may collect evidence from witnesses and study your own account of the accident as well as study medical reports.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Checkers, or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.