Slip and Fall Accidents at a Restaurant
Restaurants are not normally places where you would expect to have a serious injury, but the fact is that accidents can happen just about anywhere, especially slip and fall type accidents which are extremely common. What makes these sorts of accidents potentially dangerous is the unexpected nature of the accident.
Slip and fall accidents, wherever they take place, can prove to be very expensive for the person who is unfortunate enough to be injured. If the accident was the result of unsafe conditions in the restaurant, or any other public place, it may be possible to recover the cost of the injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
Using the services of an experienced lawyer can improve the chances of success in such a claim.
Accidents can happen in any restaurant at any time, but it would be unusual for an accident to happen unless the manager or the employees who work there failed to maintain clean and safe environment for the patrons.
Things like uneven floor or forecourt surfaces, wet or greasy surfaces, hot counters or utensils are the usual reasons why restaurant users end up with injuries they didn’t expect.
What Can Go Wrong in a Restaurant?
Most people who use a restaurant do so to enjoy a meal and if the conditions are unsafe they don’t always notice it until they end up on their back or hit their face or head.
It is unlikely that anyone is going to slip over if there is a warning notice about a floor surface that has just been cleaned and is still wet and slippery, but if there is no such notice it is quite possible for an accident to happen.
Unexpected falls can actually cause quite serious injuries as the person affected is not prepared for the accident.
Can a Lawsuit Against the Restaurant Work?
If the restaurant or someone working there has been negligent and it can be proved that this negligence caused the accident then it may be possible to take legal action against whoever was responsible. For example, it may be company policy to always post a warning notice when there is a obvious hazard like a part of the building undergoing maintenance.
But if the employees who work in one of the restaurants fail to put up such a notice and someone gets badly hurt because they have tripped over something in that area being maintained, then this may prove to be a reasonable basis for a personal injury lawsuit.
Use of a Personal Injury Lawyer is Always Recommended
Personal injury lawyers deal professionally with just the sorts of accidents being described in this article. They can help assess the circumstances of an accident and give a professional opinion about liability.
This is very important because the onus for providing proof of whom and what was to blame rests with the plaintiff in any personal injury case, not with the defendant, who is presumed not to be liable unless sufficient evidence shows otherwise.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against White Castle, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.