Most fast food and dinner food is comfort food, but the thought of being injured at a restaurant is a decidedly uncomfortable thought. At any restaurant, a negligent attitude towards customer safety can lead to serious injuries and financial woe; that being said, every state in the country provides protection against negligent property owners. A successful personal injury lawsuit can help to pay unexpected medical bills and compensate for income that has been lost through no fault of the injured accident victim.
How a Slip and Fall Can Turn Into a Serious Accident
Most restaurant managers keep their premises clean and tidy, and it’s rare for accidents to happen when conditions are well-maintained. However, not all restaurant owners and employees are scrupulous about safety. Additionally, when a chain grows quickly, there could be a greater chance that there may be an instance of negligence at an individual location.
Most slip and fall accidents happen due to a slippery floor or when a floor's surface is rough, uneven, or torn. Trash or debris from people’s meals that fall on the floor and are not cleaned up quickly can become a hazard as well.
The most common injuries after a slip and fall are:
- Cuts and bruises
- Sprains, especially ankles and wrists
- Broken bones, especially arms and hands
- Dislocated joints, especially shoulders and hips
- Damage to the face, neck, back and head
Most of these injuries could mean at least one hospital visit and in the case of spinal or brain injuries, a lengthier hospital stay.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Win a Claim
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim after an accident in a fast food restaurant (or any other restaurant), it is best to at least talk to a personal injury attorney first. They will be able to give you a professional opinion about your chances of winning a personal injury claim. If you then decide that legal action is a good option, you will find that most PI attorneys may take on your case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you have nothing to lose.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.