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

Slip and Fall Accidents at a Fast Food Restaurant

Greasy, wet or slippery floors are often to blame for accidents in a wide range of public places. These accidents seem to be minor, but in fact can be hugely damaging for those people who were unprepared for an awkward slip and fall.

All it takes is a negligent attitude on the part of those who are responsible for making sure that members of the pubic are safe when they use an area that they are legally allowed to use.

Injuries resulting from unexpected falls can lead to broken bones and sprained joints, brain damage or spinal damage.

Not all slip and fall accidents cause serious injuries but when they do, it is unfair for the victim to have to shoulder what can be expensive and unintentional medical treatment, let alone the financial effect on the injured victim and his or her family of days, weeks or months off work.

Could a Serious Accident Happen in Any Restaurant?

All restaurant owners and staff are aware of just how careful they need t be to make sure that when customers visit their establishment, they are safe and enjoy the experience. However, from time to time, accidents happen.

Sometimes they are because the customer has been careless and has not been looking to see where they were going, but at times, negligence on the part of the management of a restaurant or its employees is responsible for an accident.

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How are Serious Slip and Fall Accidents Caused?

Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are a very common type of accident and are only outnumbered by traffic accidents in the U.S. Most slip, trip and fall accidents happen because one of the following has occurred:

  • Food or drink has been spilled on the floor but not removed quickly enough;
  • Trash or used cups, plates or trays or other objects like buckets have fallen on to the ground and remain an unseen hazard for the unsuspecting visitor;
  • Floor surfaces are covered in soapy liquids or water from cleaning stints;
  • Grease has dripped on to the ground;
  • The floor surface is uneven, or is covered in an old carpet or linoleum that is partially torn or hazardous.

Why Legal Action Should Involve an Attorney

Injuries caused by unexpected falls can be painful and expensive. Premises liability laws in each state provide a possibility that damages can be recovered, but these sorts of cases rely on carefully prepared claims.

The use of an experienced personal injury attorney is recommended in a personal injury claim like a slip and fall case as the complexities of the law make it a difficult challenge to try and go it alone.

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