I Got Hurt at Dairy Queen. What Should I Do?*

Slip and Fall Accidents at a Restaurant

You can slip up or trip over and fall down and sustain a nasty injury when you least expect it, even if you are a careful, observant sort of person.

Typical slip and fall type accidents can even happen right inside a restaurant, usually because staff have failed to spot a hazard or cleaned away spilled food, drinks or trash on the floor. These sorts of injuries can be hard for individuals to cope with.

It’s not just the actual suffering involved, it’s the unexpected costs of medical treatment and the lost wages or other income and all because someone who should have known better failed to make a public area safe to use.

If you do become injured and you believe it was someone else’s fault, a personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for any injuries you have sustained.

Is an Accident in a Chain Restaurant Really Likely?

As is the case with other fast food chains, it is hard to ensure every manager and employee maintains the rigorous standards expected of a public restaurant and accidents of the slip and fall variety can and do happen from time to time. While being observant and careful is recommended any time you are out and about, mistakes are made. Maybe the staff is busy, or the manager is out that day. Either way, very real injuries can occur with just a moment of negligence on the part of the restaurant staff.

What Can Go Wrong in a Restaurant?

Slip and fall type accidents happen when either a customer is not careful enough or the restaurant staff or management is not careful enough, or both.

If you do have an accident and are injured, you will be required to prove that the accident was the fault of the owner or staff if you are seeking compensation.

The typical accidents include:

  • Burns and scalding from food or drinks that are spilled on a customer
  • Slippery or uneven floors
  • Torn or loose carpets and rugs
  • Tripping over on food or trash scattered on the restaurant floor and not cleaned up

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible in the Event of a Slip and Fall Injury

Premises liability cases are fraught by difficulties in interpretation. It is often hard to negotiate a reasonable compensation settlement with a restaurant without legal help in the event of an injury caused by the negligence of staff or management in a restaurant.

It is advisable to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an accident has happened.

Evidence may be easier to obtain and any witnesses will remember the incident more clearly and all of this will help you to make a more viable case against the restaurant.

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