If you’ve been injured as a result of falling while patronizing a store, you could be eligible to receive money for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, etc. The claims are referred to as slip-and-fall cases in personal injury law. In these claims, injuries were sustained as the result of an accidental fall. So, if this has happened recently, you should contact a personal injury attorney to help you determine your eligibility.
Most dangers that could be encountered at Taco Bell, or any other restaurant, involves the floors. In the main dining area, there could be food particles such as lettuce, cheese, meats, pieces of taco shells, flour tortillas, and sauce. Soft drinks that are spilled on the floor pose another substantial hazard. These things can create a slippery floor. In addition, the bathroom might have water or another solution on it, which can also create slip conditions. Floor surfaces need to be cleaned regularly in an effort to avoid potential slip-and-fall cases. When the floors are cleaned, there should be a sign warning of the potential slip hazard until the floor is dry.
The handbook for most any restaurant says that all the crews are responsible for cleaning the restaurant. The handbook divides the responsibilities of the different crews and states that day crews must clean when the store is opened, night crews must clean through the shift, and closing crews must clean after closing the store. The crews are required to sweep and mop the floors, clean up all trash, as well as clean all surfaces that come into contact with food. In addition, they are required to do monthly cleaning, such as wash the kitchen and bathroom walls, along with spraying down the parking lot.
Simply contact your state’s bar association or conduct an online search to locate attorneys who specialize in slip-and-fall. You can reach these attorneys through their phone number or website. Please keep in mind that your claim is time sensitive due to something called the Statute of Limitations. This says that your claim must be filed by a certain date or it may not be able to be filed. So, please do not hesitate.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Taco Bell, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.