It’s no fun slipping and falling in a restaurant. Restaurants are supposed to be places where you relax and enjoy something to eat with friends or family. If a restaurant owner’s negligence is what caused your accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation against the owners or the people who work there.
This may be essential if you don't want to be left having to pay huge bills that are the result of an accident that was not your fault. In order to have the best chance of success, you may want to talk to an attorney who specializes in accident cases before you initiate a claim.
What Could Lead to a Personal Injury Claim?
It’s possible that you could have a nasty accident anywhere outside your own home. Most people do not associate injuries with restaurants of any type, but if safety is not the restaurant management’s highest priority, accidents are more likely to happen.
The most common accident in a fast food restaurant is what is known as a “slip and fall” accident. This is when someone doesn’t notice that the floor is potentially dangerous to walk on and they slip and end up falling over.
There are many types of potential injuries, and the outcome of a slip and fall depends on how the fall takes place, what obstacles are in the way, and the material the floor is made from. What makes these falls more serious than anyone might expect is that the victim doesn’t anticipate the hazard. The victim could potentially suffer:
- Broken bones (including limbs)
- Broken teeth
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
Dealing with these injuries, the aftermath, and the medical bills is difficult, which is why a personal injury claim against Taco John’s, or any other establishment responsible, may be in your best interest.
How to Make a Personal Injury Claim Against a Restaurant
It’s not easy making a personal injury claim against Taco John’s (or any private property owner for that matter) if you try and do it all by yourself. Property owners should have premises liability insurance, but insurers are reluctant to make compensation payments. They may even claim that you were at fault and were responsible for your own injuries.
The best solution is to talk to a personal injury attorney about your accident and describe what available evidence you have collected. The attorney will have a good sense of the chances of success if you decide to take legal action. The attorney will negotiate forcefully with the party at fault if you do decide to proceed with a personal injury claim.
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 John’s or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.