It’s no fun going out to a restaurant for a meal and ending up in hospital. Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are quite possible in any sort of place, even in a familiar place like a restaurant. They often happen without any kind of warning so injuries can be more severe than you might expect.
If the accident happens because of a hazardous situation which should not have been present, there may be a possibility of making a claim for compensation, especially as the sorts of more serious injuries that can happen can turn out to be very expensive for the accident victim.
If this has happened to you, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
Injuries That Can Happen if You Slip and fall in a Restaurant
The most common injuries in any slip and fall accident are cuts and bruises. The severity of the injury depends on the location of the accident and what the person is carrying at the time. If the person is carrying hot food and drinks, for instance, an unexpected slip may lead to hot material ending up on exposed skin.
More serious injuries result from awkward falling, when the twisting motion could mean a sprained ankle or wrist, strained muscles or even a dislocated hip or shoulder joint. If the person hit something hard or sharp, it’s possible to have head injuries or deep cuts anywhere on the body.
These sorts of accidents are quite unlikely if the management in the restaurant responds quickly when potential hazards appear. Clean and clear floor space and attendance to spillages of food or trash are much less likely to lead to these sorts of accidents occurring.
It’s only when the restaurant is not so well looked after that injuries are possible.
Contact an Attorney As Early As You Can
Personal injury claims for slip and fall injuries are never easy as it is only possible to sustain a claim if proof of who was at fault is available. The longer you leave a personal injury claim the more difficult it is to prove who was to blame.
In all accident claims of this type, the professional legal help from an experienced accident attorney is invaluable.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Chronic Tacos, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.