Help! I Got Hurt at In-N-Out! What Do I Do?*

Slip and Fall Accidents in a Burger Restaurant

Restaurants are where you go to have a meal and enjoy some leisure time with your family or friends. They are not the place where you go to have an accident. But every day, somewhere in a restaurant, fast food outlet or a snack bar, customers slip, trip and fall over a variety of hazards.

Sometimes it is simply because the person who had the accident wasn’t paying attention, but more often than not, someone should have known better and has left the restaurant in such a state that an accident was just waiting to happen.

Accidents can cause serious injuries and that means unplanned medical bills and a hole in the budget. These costs should not be borne by the accident victim.

If liability can be proven, you may be able to claim compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney.

Typical Fast Food Restaurant Accidents

Accidents happen when floors are slippery and uneven and when trash or uneaten food or drinks are left on the ground and the restaurant is not cleaned regularly.

Accidents are less likely to happen in a drive through burger restaurant, because most customers never get out of their car. They are more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than a slip and fall type accident.

Most fast food restaurants maintain clean and tidy facilities, but occasionally there is a restaurant where standards are not high enough and employees or the management allow conditions to become unsafe.

If an accident happens in a restaurant like this, it can be hard to prove who exactly is liable. The restaurant management will probably claim that the accident happened as a result of the customer not looking where he or she was going.

This is why accident victims should get help from an experienced attorney to assist with an accident claim if they slip, trip and fall over and injure themselves because of a hazard which should not have existed.

Don’t Delay after Being Injured in a Restaurant, Contact a Lawyer

If you have been badly injured as a result of an accident in a restaurant and believe that it was due to negligence on the part of the restaurant manager or staff, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.

Proving liability in slip and fall type accidents is usually difficult and it is hard to prove who was at fault all on your own.

An experienced accident attorney will be able to give you advice about the chances of a successful claim for compensation, suggest a figure to aim for and pursue the negotiations with the defendant and their insurer 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 In-N-Out Burger, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.