Help! I Got Hurt at Jim's Restaurant. What Do I Do?*

Have you, or a member of your family, been injured while visiting a restaurant? These sorts of accidents can be surprisingly common and also lead to bills you didn’t expect. It’s not just the cost of medical treatment. You might have to stay away from work for a time while you recover. You might never return to your job, or be able to do it as well as before the accident. This may not be any of your fault.

If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence you may be able to file a personal injury claim against any restaurant where you have had an accident.

Accident Scenarios at a Restaurant

The most likely type of accident in a restaurant is a slip and fall or trip and fall type accident. Being injured at a restaurant can happen when floor surfaces in particular are too slippery. Sometimes this is a design fault. In an effort to make the floor easy to maintain and keep clean it is covered in a smooth material which can become very slippery if it is even a little bit wet.

In a burger restaurant, it is also possible that food scraps, sodas or other drinks are spilled on the floor and make the surface more hazardous.

However the slip or trip and fall accident happens, it can cause quite nasty injuries. These are often worse than expected from this sort of accident because they are unexpected. When you are taken unawares by a wet floor surface, you can easily end up on your back, potentially injuring your spine.

Other serious injuries may happen if you strike something hard or sharp as you fall such as the edge of a table or counter top. If you smash your head on something hard you can potentially damage your skull or worse do long lasting damage to your brain.

This is when you should consider making a Personal injury claim against a restaurant.

Covering Your Medical Expenses

A restaurant personal injury can turn out to be a lot more expensive than you ever expected. Why should you have to foot the bill for all that medical treatment if the accident was not your fault? If you are sure that the restaurant was to blame for your accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as your injuries allow you to do so.

A slip and fall accident attorney can help you recover whatever you have lost as a result of the restaurant's personal injury and get you back on your feet.


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