Slip and Fall Accidents at a Panda Express Restaurant*

Accidents can happen just about anywhere, even in the most unlikely places, like a Chinese restaurant! In fact, even when you least expect an accident to happen, your day could still end in personal tragedy.

Even simple accidents like slipping over on something wet or greasy can mean serious injuries if you fall awkwardly. Slip-and-fall accidents are much more common than you might imagine and are made more possible when the place you happen to be in has a potential hazard lying around.

The cost of unexpected serious accidents can be a lot higher than you think and when the accident was due to someone else's negligence, it is worth considering making a claim for compensation to cover the full cost of any injuries you have experienced. A personal injury lawyer can help determine whether you have a chance of succeeding and also make sure that you get effective and professional representation.

Accidents That Could Happen at a Restaurant

It is a little unusual for a large U.S. restaurant chain as it has decided not to allow franchises. All of its restaurants are company owned and operated with headquarters presently in Rosemead, California.

With so many restaurants, there is a chance that sometime, somewhere an accident could take place. Accidents are least likely to happen when managers and their employees are scrupulous about cleanliness and ensure that their clients enjoy their meal safely and comfortably.

Types of Injuries Possible at a Any Restaurant

Not all injuries are due to slip and fall accidents. restaurant clients are sometimes hurt by food that is too hot or get scalded by hot liquids. Food poisoning at fast food restaurants often gets more media coverage than other accidents, usually because it affects more than one person at a time.

Serious injuries from slipping over in a poorly maintained restaurant often happen without any fanfare, with broken bones, especially hand, wrist and arm bones being common. Cuts and bruises are less serious; worst for the accident victim and their family are injuries to the brain and spine if the person falls and hits their head or lands on their back. These injuries may need months or even years to recover from.

Example of a Lawsuit Against a Property Owner

This accident happened at a computer school, but could just as easily have happened in a restaurant or just outside. According to Lawyers and Accidents, the 53 year old accident victim and plaintiff slipped over while attending a computer class. She actually fell over on something slippery while having her lunch break. She was on the outdoor patio of the computer class. She broke her leg and sued the defendant for damages, alleging that the patio floor had been not maintained properly and was an accident hazard. The case went to court and the woman was awarded $125,000 after going to trial.

Don't Delay if Injured! Use a Personal Injury Lawyer

It can hardly be stressed too much that compensation claims if injured on private or public property can be difficult to negotiate. In fact, it is common for property owners to deny any sort of liability after an accident and attempt to put the blame on to the person who was injured.

If you are sure that the accident was due to negligence on the part of the property owner it is really important to start a claim in motion as soon as you can. An experienced attorney who has dealt with accident claims often before will be able to give an opinion about your chances of negotiating a successful settlement and will know how to collect important evidence, take witness statements and deal with the defendant's insurer.

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