No-one expects to be injured at a sandwich shop. You go there to buy a sandwich, not fall over on a slippery floor or trip over a box of uneaten food. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere and not just because you are careless. Property owners have a responsibility to make sure that their property is hazard free, especially if members of the public are encouraged to use the place. People generally have accidents because of negligence.
If there is sufficient proof of what went wrong, it may be possible to make a personal injury claim against the sandwich shop, or one of the employees, if injured while visiting the restaurant.
If you have been injured in a sandwich shop, you may have been the victim of negligence on the part of the management or one or more of the employees who worked in the shop. It’s unlikely you would go out of your way to seek legal action if you have only suffered from a few scratches or bruises, but if the injuries are more substantial then you may be sensible to consider making a personal injury claim against the shop.
Injuries that may be considered reasonably serious enough to justify a personal injury claim include:
- Deeper cuts or gashes from a sharp object
- Food poisoning
- Broken bones of any kind
- Dislocated joints such as the hip, shoulder or neck
- Spinal or brain damage
- Lost, chipped, or broken teeth
Considering Your Options
If you have suffered a significant injury while visiting a Potbelly Sandwich Shop or any other restaurant you may be worrying about the eventual cost of the accident. If you have sufficient evidence to show who caused the accident and that negligence was involved, then you should contact an experienced slip and fall accident attorney as soon as you are able.
Their help will prove invaluable when making a personal injury 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 Potbelly Sandwich Shops or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.