I Got Injured at a Shake Shack, What Do I Do?*

Slip and Fall at a Restaurant

Your local hot spot's food may be delicious, but their locations are held to the same standards as other restaurants. If they don't maintain a safe condition for their premises, they may be liable for other people getting hurt,

Personal injury claims are filed every day in hopes of seeking justice for injured parties. Depending on your situation, you too may qualify to file.

If you are interested in filing a claim, we must first look at what a claim entails, then analyze the details surrounding your fall.

Personal Injury Claims

When a person is harmed because of the negligence of another person, group, or company, this is called “personal injury”.

When someone who has suffered a personal injury seeks compensation for their suffering and/or loss of funds, they can file a personal injury claim.

However, not all personal injury cases are alike. In general, the more the injured party can show negligence on part of the other person, the better chance they have at receiving compensation.

The Importance of Negligence

There are multiple aspects of a case that can help potentially prove the restaurant’s negligence. These include (but are not limited to):

  • hazards caused by property damage broken stairs, equipment, sidewalks, etc.)
  • hazards caused by restaurant staff (spilled food or drink, spilled grease, obstacles of cleaning or work supplies, etc.)
  • proof that the hazard was unfixed for a long period of time
  • proof that the hazard should have been fixed before the accident
  • previous complaints about the hazard

However, there are also some aspects of a case that can show negligence on part of the injured party. These may include:

  • texting while walking before the accident
  • talking on the phone before the accident
  • failing to notice warning signs (“wet floor” signs, “under construction" signs, etc.)
  • failing to follow restaurant regulations

The more your accident shows negligence on part of the restaurant instead of negligence on your part, the better.

For example: say you were walking to the restroom when you rounded a corner and tripped on a broken tile.

If the restaurant had received multiple complaints about the tile and failed to fix it, this could help in proving their negligence.

However, if you were texting before rounding the corner and failed to notice a warning sign, this could show negligence on your part instead.

Considering a Consultation with an Attorney

Even if you’re not certain you qualify for a personal injury claim, consider speaking with an attorney.

Regardless of your eligibility, they can go through your accident with you step-by-step, assess the situation, and continue the process should you choose to file.

If you are interested in getting your restaurant slip and fall case reviewed by a legal professional, contact a personal injury attorney today.

*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Shake Shack, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.