Slip and Fall Accidents at a Restaurant
Slip, trip and fall type accidents happen somewhere every few seconds in the U.S. They are the nation’s most underrated, yet most common types of accidents after traffic accidents.
They only rarely get into the news but can cause serious injuries nonetheless. Slip and fall accidents that are caused by negligence on the part of a property owner are hard to prove and it can be difficult to establish the basis for a successful claim for compensation even if it is legitimate.
Serious injuries typical of slip and fall accidents such as sprains, strains, broken limbs, spine and brain injury can mean days, weeks or longer off work and crippling medical bills.
It pays to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer when you have suffered serious slip and fall injuries because of someone else’s carelessness.
Typical Restaurant Slip and Fall Accidents
All restaurant owners and managers are bound by their state’s premises liability law, which basically holds them liable if they do not provide a safe environment in which to eat and enjoy a meal.
No restaurant owner likes to be associated with lax safety standards as it is hard to shake off a negative image after a successful personal injury lawsuit.
However, not all restaurant managers and their employees are perfect and sometimes accidents happen which could have been prevented. Typical accidents that happen most commonly in restaurants are given below:
- Slipping over on food remains or other trash that has not been swept away or removed from the restaurant floor
- Uneven floors or forecourts
- Worn, loose or torn carpeting in the restaurant
- Slippery floors or stairs that have been recently cleaned or where liquids or drinks have been spilled and not cleaned up
- Scalding or burns from food or drinks or equipment left exposed to the public
Lawsuits Against Restaurants
While many people over the years have filed and won successful claims for compensation, few of these hit the headlines and are often overlooked by the media because they seem so commonplace.
However, injuries caused by careless workers or managers in a restaurant are serious to those that have been hurt.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been involved in an accident at a restaurant or any other eatery, your first priority should be to get effective medical treatment.
If you think the accident happened because of something that the employees or management did wrong at the restaurant you should seek assistance from an experienced accident attorney first.
He or she will be able to assess the chances of proving liability, collect evidence and negotiate with the party at fault and their insurer.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Culver's, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.