Help! I Got Hurt at Jimmy John's. What Do I Do?*

You don’t go to a restaurant expecting to have an accident. You go there to enjoy something to eat in pleasant surroundings. Ending up in hospital is probably far from your mind. Unfortunately, restaurants can be accident prone if they are not looked after as much as they should be.

The most common accidents in a restaurant are slip and fall type accidents and they can happen anywhere. If you do suffer unexpected injuries in a restaurant and are sure that you weren’t to blame go and see a personal injury attorney to find out if you can claim for compensation.

Potential Injuries at a Restaurant

Many restaurants happen to be franchises. This means that standards can vary considerably from one restaurant to another. Not every restaurant manager is as careful as they should be when considering their clients’ safety.

Uneven rugs and slippery floors can be a hazard. If someone falls over on something on the floor or because it is wet, then they may not have been made aware of the hazard.

Because a personal injury can be unexpected, quite serious injuries are possible. Typical injuries that might take place in a sandwich restaurant are dislocated shoulders and hips, broken bones, especially hands and arms, cuts and bruises as well as potentially more serious injuries like spinal damage or brain damage.

Spinal damage can happen if you fall flat on your back or your back strikes something hard or sharp when falling. Head injuries may happen if you hit the floor hard as you fall. You may need to make a personal injury claim against the restaurant responsible.

Getting Compensated for Your Injuries

Restaurants will have premises liability insurance which is supposed to cover them in the event that someone is injured on their premises. But that doesn’t mean they are going to make it easy if you are injured at an eatery as a result of their own negligence.

They are more likely to deny any responsibility and try and blame you for your own accident.

The cost of a serious personal injury can be more than you are able to cope with, so you are advised to talk to a personal injury attorney after an injury that you were not to blame for. Personal injury attorneys tend to work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if they agree to represent you, any legal fees will be deducted only after a successful claim is negotiated.


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