Slipping over and falling down in a public place like a restaurant may seem quite ordinary, but if it happens unexpectedly, it can cause serious injuries which can be expensive to treat and may mean losing valuable time off work. Who was to blame for the accident?
Each state has its own premises liability laws which provide a measure of legal protection for anyone legally on private or government property. These laws may allow you as an accident victim to sue the property owner or any of its employees if it can be clearly demonstrated that they were responsible for your injuries.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall Incident at a Store or Restaurant
The most common injuries in a store or a restaurant result from slippery floors or something that has been left on the floor or in the way of the customers who use it. Usually, these sorts of hazards are noticed and dealt with, but occasionally they are left untended and that's when a customer can slip and fall or trip over and fall awkwardly. Injuries include:
- broken bones, especially hands, wrists and arms
- sprains and strains
- cuts and bruises
- concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- back, neck or spinal injuries
Contact an Attorney as Soon as You Can After an Accident
If you, or a member of your family is injured in any way in a place like a store or any other public place and you strongly believe that it was not your fault and that the accident could have been avoided if the owners of the property had been more diligent, it pays to contact an experienced accident attorney as soon as you can after the accident. The sooner evidence is obtained and key witnesses are contacted, the more likely that the attorney can help you pursue a fair and just compensation claim.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Mrs. Fields, or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.