I Got Hurt at Church's Chicken. What Do I Do?*

Injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident can be quite severe. In many cases they may require extensive medical treatment. This can become very expensive, especially if you don’t have insurance or enough insurance to cover it. If you have to stay at home or can’t return to work you may eventually lose even more money or even your job.

If the accident was not your fault you should seriously consider taking legal action against whoever was at fault. A personal injury attorney can help you decide what course of action you should take.

Slip and Fall Injuries in a Fried Chicken Restaurant

Few people even consider the possibility of having an accident in a restaurant. They are more focused on relaxing and having something to eat. In fact, a well run restaurant that is kept clean and orderly is unlikely to be accident prone.

Not all restaurants are in this category. Typical hazards in a fried chicken restaurant are greasy floors, food remains or spilled liquids on the floor, loose floor covering or floors that have been cleaned recently but have not had any of those yellow warning signs propped up to warn customers that the floor could be slippery.

Because slip and fall accidents are unexpected, the victims of these accidents generally can't break their fall easily. Many fast food restaurants tend to have hard floors for easy maintenance and cleaning but these can inflict quite serious injuries if the person who slips over hits his or her head or ends up on their back.

The most common injuries apart from minor bruises and cuts are broken bones and sprained wrists and ankles.

A Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

You would think that any restaurant manager who was responsible for their patrons’ safety would instantly consider compensation if an accident occurred on their premises and was clearly the fault of someone working for the restaurant. Sadly, in many cases, property owners are reluctant to admit any sort of liability and may even blame the injured person for their own accident.

If the injury is the result of negligence, it is advisable to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorney will have dealt with many cases like yours before and will be able to decide whether it is worth you pursuing 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 Church's Chicken, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.