Slip and Fall Accidents at a Shoney’s Restaurant*

Despite the fact that slip, trip and fall accidents are common in the U.S. they rarely hit the news and victims may suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of a manager of a property that is available for public use, a shopping mall, a sidewalk, a parking lot and even an apartment block. Many victims of slips, trips and falls think they are to blame and should have been more careful.

The fact of the matter is that most people are by nature careful and look where they are going but when a hazard occurs in a place unexpectedly it’s not always possible to avoid an accident. This is often because someone has not paid sufficient attention to overseeing the property and checking for potential hazards on a regular basis.

What Could Go Wrong at a Restaurant?

It is without a doubt a big chain and the company cannot be sure that all the staff managing and working in the restaurants are always doing the right thing by ensuring the public areas in the restaurant including in the restrooms and eating areas are free from slip-and-fall obstacles.

Customer safety is expected to be a priority, but if this does not take place and you have suffered injury, the restaurant can be held responsible for your injuries and be asked to pay financial compensation for any hardship you have encountered.

Injuries Possible Following a Restaurant Accident

If you happen to have chosen a poorly managed restaurant and you slip on some liquid spilt on the floor and you hit your head on the sharp corner of a table and suffer disfiguring lacerations to your face, you have been unlucky and may be eligible for a personal injury claim. Other injuries could include broken bones or severe bruising.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit if You've Slipped and Fell

If you have been injured seriously enough that you need to get medical treatment and you believe that the management at the restaurant was negligent and your accident should not have happened, you may be able to file a lawsuit. You will need to provide indisputable evidence that your slip and fall accident was caused by the action or lack of action by the restaurant and its staff. You will also need evidence of your own personal expenses, such as medical bills.

The court will make a decision about your claim if there is sufficient proof that the restaurant and its staff were negligent and this caused the accident.

How an Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

An experienced attorney can make all the difference if you need to take legal action. If you face huge medical bills or face months off work or loss of income, then you should consider contacting an attorney as soon as possible to explain your situation. The attorney will have the experience to suggest whether you should take legal action and your chances of success.

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