I Got Hurt at Cheeburgers. What Do I Do?*

Falling over and injuring yourself if you are away from home can be more than just an embarrassment. You may have been a victim of negligence on the part of a property owner. Property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions if they allow members of the public to use their premises.

If they fail to do this and someone is injured while on their property they may face a personal injury lawsuit against them. This sort of legal action protects the accident victim from having to cope with the costs of medical treatment and lost wages by themselves when they were not responsible for their own injuries.

Serious Injuries Are Possible in a Fast Food Restaurant

Slip and fall accidents are rarely fatal, but may lead to some quite serious injuries depending on just how the accident happens. With the sort of food and drink in a fast food restaurant one hazard is a hot liquid or food being spilled on the skin if the customer is holding on to a cup or a tray when they slip.

Some hot coffee can be scalding hot, so if this spills right down your exposed arm or leg as you fall, it can result in a nasty injury.

Other possible injuries from a slip and fall accident are

  • cuts and bruises
  • sprains and strains
  • dislocated joints, especially ankles, wrists, hips and shoulders
  • neck, spine and head injuries
  • broken bones, especially wrist, hand and arm bones.

Start Legal Action As Soon As You Can

Achieving a successful settlement with an at fault restaurant owner or manager depends on proving that you were not to blame. This can be quite hard, especially if you do not pursue compensation as soon as possible. It is best to start the claims process as early as you can and you may find that it is advisable to get the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Attorneys who have dealt with slip and fall accident claims before will know how to negotiate with the restaurant and their insurance company as they will have handled these sorts of claims many times before.


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