If you suffered a slip and fall at Burger King, or any other fast food restaurant, that left you with injuries, you should consult with a personal injury attorney about pursuing a personal injury claim. You will need to maintain documentation and supporting evidence. Here are four of the best things that you can do after a slip and fall at Burger King or any other fast food restaurant:
1. Speak with a manager. - When you suffer a slip and fall because a spill on the floor or because of broken tile or a rug, you should immediately notify an employee, specifically a manager. They will need to complete an accident report. This report will explain what happened, how it happened, and your injuries. It will be needed to pursue a personal injury claim because it shows the connection between your damages and the slip and fall.
2. Find witnesses. - If possible, check to see if there were any witnesses. Like any other slip and fall at a fast food restaurant, eyewitnesses to a slip and fall in Burger King can significantly help your personal injury claim. These individuals can confirm what happened and help support the facts that show your injuries were caused by a slip and fall. When they provide written statements, ask them to include their names and contact details.
3. Establish medical care. - You will want to be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible. Delaying medical treatment can be detrimental to a personal injury claim. Keep copies of all medical bills and medical records. Maintain copies of medical notes and excuses and keep track of missed work and lost wages. Maintain follow up care so you can recover.
4. Enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer. - You will want to make sure your rights are protected. A personal injury attorney will help build your case, by investigating your accident, gathering documentation and evidence and then sending a demand letter to the fast food restaurant.
Work With a Lawyer
Because personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, you will not pay anything out-of-pocket. Your attorney will get paid after you get a judgment or settlement from the fast food restaurant for damages. There is a statute of limitations, so don’t wait too long to pursue a claim. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to discuss the details of your case with a lawyer today!
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Burger King or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.