It’s no fun having an accident when you go out for something to eat. Your mind is on enjoying yourself and your companions, not constantly looking out for hidden dangers. Yet, accidents are surprisingly common in everyday places like restaurants, cafes, bars and stores. You can suffer quite serious injuries if you fall over unexpectedly, especially if you land on your back or hit your face or head on a hard or sharp object.
Many accidents like these are not caused by carelessness on your part. They have been made more likely because someone in charge of the place you are visiting hasn’t bothered to look after it as well as they should. Fortunately, every state allows an injured person to claim compensation if negligence can be definitely shown to have occurred.
With so many restaurants it is always possible that an accident could take place in a pizza restaurant. All it takes is a locally based manager or employee who fails to maintain sufficiently high standards at their outlet.
What Sort of Injuries Could Happen at a Pizza Restaurant?
The most common injuries at a take-out type of restaurant are caused by food, liquids or trash left on the ground. These should be swept away or cleaned up quickly and regularly, leaving a hazard free environment, but if not they can cause patrons to slip and fall down on the floor.
The seriousness of the injuries depends on how the person falls down. Injuries could be anything from minor ones, like bruising and small cuts, right through to severe brain damage, spinal injuries or broken arms, legs and collar bones. Apart from slips, trips and falls, the other common injuries are caused by burns and scalds from food or coffee that is too hot to handle.
Generally, even when many people are affected at the same time, restaurants are reluctant to admit liability for a case of food poisoning or a slip and fall accident unless the evidence can be obtained which shows who was at fault clearly.
It’s Difficult to Make a Claim by Yourself
If you, or a member of your family, is badly injured in any way while on someone else’s property it is better to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Making a claim for compensation without professional legal help can be difficult. It is unlikely that a property owner will admit that he or she or the company is liable without convincing evidence. Lawyers who deal with accident claims are better placed to assess the accident and how to tackle making a successful case for compensation.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Papa John's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.