It can be galling to fall over and injure yourself and then discover you get no help from the person or people who could have prevented your accident. Many slip and fall accidents can be prevented with attention to safety measures. Bills can soon mount up if you are seriously injured and you will need to consider whether it is possible to make a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
It is sensible to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your accident, providing details of any evidence you may have available. The lawyer will tell you if you have a good chance of recovering the cost of your injuries, including lost wages or salary.
Potential Injuries at a Restaurant
If you were injured at a restaurant, it would probably mean that the restaurant’s management had not maintained sufficiently high safety standards to prevent an accident. There are several main ways you can end up in hospital and needing treatment after an accident at a fast food restaurant. Burns and scalds are possible if you take a spill while holding hot food or drinks.
If you end up on the floor, or hit the side of the restaurant’s interior after slipping or tripping and falling down, you could suffer from any one of a number of injuries, depending on what you hit or how you fall down. These sorts of accidents usually take the victim by surprise and it can be too late before trying to take preventative action.
Fast food restaurants rarely have nice soft floor coverings or carpets because they are more difficult to keep clean and well maintained.
When you hit a hard, smooth surface after having a slip and fall you could end up with anything from simple bruises and scrapes to much more serious problems like concussion or damage to the spine or spinal cord.
Getting Compensated for your Accident
If you have been injured at a restaurant or any other restaurant for that matter, you will have to weigh up the chances of success if you opt for a personal injury claim.
It can be hard to know whether you have sufficient grounds for a successful claim all by yourself, so it may be best to talk to an experienced attorney who has dealt with the sort of accident you have had before. When property owners are confronted with allegations of negligence, the tendency is to deny any responsibility and instead blame the injured victim.
Insurance companies in turn may make it hard to achieve success with a claim unless you have someone to negotiate on your behalf.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Schlotzsky's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.