It’s possible to take a spill just about anywhere. You could be injured at a sub or sandwich restaurant even if that seems unlikely! Even if you are the most careful and observant person in the world it’s hard to predict in advance when you might fall foul of a hazard you never knew existed.
Unexpected accidents can lead to quite serious injuries and these may prove to be a real burden on your finances. If you have been the victim of negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim, although you will need proof of how it happened and that it was definitely not your fault.
Common Hazards at an Eatery
Many fast food restaurants try to cut down on the time taken by staff to keep the facilities clean and tidy. That’s why so many restaurants of this type have hard, smooth floors. They are easy to run a broom or mop over, but can be quite slippery, especially if they are wet, or there are food items or drinks that are spilled on to the floor.
The natural tendency when you fall over unexpectedly is to fling your arms out to break the fall. What can happen is that the arm, wrists or hands take the force of the fall and result in broken bones.
The worst case scenario if you are injured at a Subs restaurant is that your head or face strikes something hard, sharp or hot as you fall over. That’s when more serious damage may be done to those parts of the body. Spinal damage may be a possibility if you fall flat on your back.
Any one of these injuries or a combination of them could mean substantial time in the hospital, medical bills you never expected and time taken off work.
File a Claim if You've Been Hurt
Despite the legal requirement for all property owners to maintain a safe hazard free environment wherever the public has a right to use, they rarely offer compensation readily if there is an accident for which they are to blame.
The tendency is to dispute the account of the accident and claim that the injured person was not careful enough. This can make personal injury claims quite stressful and difficult.
It is advisable to get the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after your injuries have recovered if you decide to file a personal injury claim against that company or any other restaurant.
The lawyer will be able to provide a professional opinion about your chances of success and pursue the claim on your behalf.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Firehouse Subs, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.