It may seem unlikely to suffer serious injuries in a restaurant, but that’s what can happen when a restaurant is not looked after as well as it should. If you are injured as a result of negligence on private property, you may be covered by liability insurance that the property owner is required to have in case of an accident happening on their premises.
You should not have to pay for medical treatment or lose wages because someone else has caused your injuries through their own carelessness or disregard for safety. Talk to a personal injury attorney about your situation and whether you should file a personal injury lawsuit against the restaurant owner or manager.
You are unlikely to be injured at a restaurant unless it was poorly managed. It’s when hazards that could cause accidents are not removed promptly that most injuries are caused.
Common Accident Scenarios
The most common accidents in places like restaurants are slip and fall type accidents. The sorts of hazards that are most likely to lead to a slip and fall are the condition of the floor surface. Even an unmarked, freshly mopped floor can become an unexpected hazard for unwary customers.
Most slip and fall accidents happen without warning so may lead to injuries that are more serious than they might be expected to be.
The most common injuries that result from a slip and fall accident are cuts and bruises. These are rarely serious, but it is always possible that more serious accidents could take place. Injuries might include:
- Broken arm and hand bones
- Sprained wrists and ankles
- Dislocated hip and / or shoulder joints
- Burns and scalds from hot food or drinks spilled on the skin
- Brain damage
- Spinal damage
It may be hard to know what to do if injured in an accident that was not your fault. If you think you can prove who was to blame, especially if you have reliable witnesses, it may be worthwhile pursuing a personal injury claim against Runza restaurant, or whoever was at fault.
An experienced personal injury attorney can advise you about your legal options.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Runza or any other party you may not be entitled to any compensation.