Slip and Fall Accidents at a Little Caesars Pizza Store*

Have you had an accident at a store, restaurant or other public place recently? If you have, you may be wondering just what the long term consequences are going to be.

It is easy to suffer broken bones, strains and sprains, cuts and bruises, or worse still serious injuries like concussion, back, neck or head injuries after an unexpected fall.

If the accident can be established to have been caused by negligence on the part of an employee or other person then he law may allow you to make a claim for financial compensation to help cover the cost of any medical expenses or lost wages or salary that you have had to deal with.

In most cases, slip, trip and fall accidents, which are the most common sorts of accidents in a public place are hard to prove without the help of an experienced accident attorney.

What are Potential Hazards at a Pizza Store?

Most slip and fall accidents happen when least expected and could happen wherever the floor surface, especially, is poorly maintained. Pizza restaurants are found all over the United States, the company being the third largest pizza chain after Pizza Hut and Domino’s. It has expanded exponentially since the first pizza store opened in Detroit Michigan in 1959. It now has stores in all 50 states as well as in many other counties outside of the U.S. Currently it is the fastest growing pizza chain in the world.

Some pizza places tend to concentrate on delivery and carryouts rather than conventional restaurant seating, so this helps to eliminate many sorts of accidents caused by slippery restaurant floor surfaces. However, store operators are obliged to maintain clean and tidy surroundings if accidents are not to occur in the vicinity of their store.

Slip and Fall Injuries and Their Causes

Restaurants and food outlets can be busy and crowded places at times. Most accidents occur when floor surfaces have not been kept clean and dry. Wet or greasy surfaces or floor materials that are torn or uneven are typically likely to be causes of accidents in and around restaurants or food stores. Accidents can be caused by poor or insufficient lighting, lack of warnings about potential hazards and food or drinks that are served too hot.

Injuries are usually caused when a customer falls awkwardly, straining or spraining a limb, breaking bones especially the legs, hands or arms. While fatalities from slip and fall type accidents are less common than traffic accidents, it is always possible that someone suffers serious and often life changing injuries to the spine or brain.

Don’t Delay Too Long Before Seeking Out Legal Help

It is hard to prove that a restaurant owner, or its management or other staff were responsible for injuries that you received unless you are able to demonstrate the extent of negligence clearly. An experienced attorney will be able to assess the chances of success if you wish to make a claim based on similar, previous cases. If he or she recommends legal action, you will get help compiling relevant evidence, obtaining witness statements and establishing the amount of compensation which should be paid.

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