What to Do If You Slip and Fall
If you are entering a Papa Murphy’s, or any other restaurant, and you slip and fall because of a wet floor and there wasn’t a warning sign, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the pizza company and hold them liable for your damages. They owe you a duty, and when they breach that duty and it causes a fall, they become negligent, and responsible for any damages that negligence has caused.
Here are some things you can do if you suffer injuries in a slip and fall:
- Be sure that you notify management of your injuries and that you slipped and fell in the establishment. They will need to get details regarding the incident – including the what, how, why, when, and where so they can complete a detailed accident report.
- Take photos of the accident scene so you can prove where you fell and any risks that caused your injuries. These photos can be used as supporting evidence.
- Ask any witnesses for their names and contact details. Also, ask them to provide written statements regarding what they saw. They may be contacted later for further details.
- Get medical care right away so your injuries can be connected with your slip and fall. Failure to get immediate treatment can make it more challenging to prove your injuries were from the fall in the restaurant.
- Maintain thorough documentation for your records and to prove your damages, such as medical bills, proof of lost wages, and receipts for prescriptions.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If a slip and fall has left you with injuries and damages, you should enlist the help of a personal injury attorney who handles slip and fall cases in your state. Personal injury lawyers often have no upfront costs and out of pocket expenses because they are paid on a contingency fee basis.
Your lawyer will not be paid until you win your case and get a judgment or a settlement to cover your losses. Remember there is a time limit to pursue a claim, so get your Free Case Evaluation today!
*Disclaimer: 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 Murphy’s or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.