Accidents can happen in some of the least likely places, even where you go to buy a burger and fries, a soda or a coffee. All it takes is a slippery floor or a loose patch of carpet.
These sorts of accidents rarely make headline news in the media unless they involve a celebrity figure or a politician. But that doesn’t mean they’re not important to those who suffer injuries, sometimes crippling ones when they slip or trip and fall over, landing on their head or back, breaking bones and sustaining serious brain and spinal injuries. If this has happened to you or a member of your family, you are probably wondering how you are going to cope.
The vast majority of burger restaurants are very safe; however, If management or their employees fail to keep their establishment safe for customers, accidents can happen. Premises liability laws in each state ensure that restaurant workers and their managers are responsible for maintaining a safe place for diners to eat their meals.
Slip and Fall Injuries at a Burger Restaurant
Many people slip over or trip up and fall when they least expect it, and often fall awkwardly. The most common parts of the body to be injured are hands, wrists and arms as the person tries to stop his or herself from injury when falling over. Sprains and broken bones are common injuries. More serious are injuries that can happen when falling over backwards or slipping down and striking the face and head on a sharp edge or an obstruction.
Spinal injuries and head, particularly brain injuries can take many months to recover and sometimes an accident victim can be saddled with an injury for the rest of his or her life.
Some accidents happen simply because a customer wasn’t looking where he or she was going or just didn’t concentrate. It’s unlikely that you could claim compensation if you were solely to blame. But if you think that an employee or their employer was responsible for your accident because of carelessness on their part, then that may be an opportunity to claim compensation for the cost of your injuries.
Use a Lawyer to Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
Few restaurants are keen to admit fault if one of their customers claims to have slipped over and injured themselves because of negligence on the part of the restaurant staff. The most common accusation is that you didn’t pay attention to what you were doing. In fact, it can be hard proving that anyone at the restaurant was liable for your accident, even if you think it is obvious that they were to blame.
You should contact an experienced slip and fall attorney as soon as you can after an accident as they will be able to use their experience to guide you through the claim procedure, amass useful evidence, contact witnesses and negotiate with the defendant in the lawsuit.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Five Guys, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation