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Restaurant Slip and Fall Lawyer

After a long, hard week at work, it can be nice to spend some time with family and friends in a restaurant. We get to eat great food, we don’t have to worry about cooking (or clearing up!), and it brings us closer to those around us.

Unfortunately, there are certain safety hazards in restaurants and one example is the potential for slip and fall accidents. Whether it was yourself or a loved one who injured themselves in this way, compensation may be attainable.

As we’re going to discover in this guide, the outcome of such claims/cases is based on premises liability. When you’re in a restaurant, the owner has a responsibility and duty to provide a safe environment. If you slipped on a spillage that was known but wasn’t cleared up, you shouldn’t be forced into paying the resulting medical bills. What’s more, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying bills while you’re unable to work.

At The Injury Firm, we are restaurant slip and fall lawyers and we are ready to help.

Potential Slip and Fall Accidents in Restaurants

As mentioned previously, restaurants seem to have more hazards than most commercial properties. Therefore, it’s important the staff are vigilant, and all hazards are reported as soon as possible.

In the food industry, a significant percentage of slip and fall accidents are caused by unclean or unsafe floor surfaces. Due to the nature of the building, there may have been a spillage, or the floor may just be dirty or greasy from the foot traffic over the course of a normal day.

After this, common problems include;

  • Hazards in the restrooms
  • Damaged railings
  • Poor lighting
  • Damaged furniture
  • Poorly maintained parking lot
  • Uneven surfaces

Regardless of how your accident occurred, we urge you to get in touch with a restaurant slip and fall lawyer now. Even if it’s one of the biggest fast food restaurants in the world, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be compensated for the accident.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Restaurants

When working with a personal injury lawyer, they will want to gather as much evidence as possible, so your case has every chance of success. As part of this, your injuries will need to be assessed and reported. Unfortunately, slip and falls in restaurants can lead to some nasty injuries (and some heavy medical bills thereafter!).

For example, at The Injury Firm, we’ve seen hip fractures, shoulder injuries from a poor landing, sprains and strains, head injuries, spinal cord damage, and more. In fact, not all injuries are apparent immediately after the accident. Sadly, post-traumatic injuries can occur such as fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome. With these types of issues, medical attention may be required for many years and it can affect one’s ability to work in the long-term.

Taking on the Big Names of Restaurants

Over the years that we’ve been in the industry, the number of restaurant-related cases we’ve seen has steadily increased. As fast food chains earn popularity and are embroiled in constant competition with each other, there seems to be an outlet on every street.

Not only is a restaurant naturally a place with lots of hazards, but the problem is also exacerbated by the sheer number of people who visit these locations over a short space of time. Over a typical lunch period, fast food restaurants can serve hundreds of people. As all these people are shuffling past each other and trying to find a space at a table, it’s no surprise that food and drink make their way onto the floor.

If there’s a wet floor sign and you ignored this, compensation will be hard to recover because the restaurant took the necessary steps to keep their visitors safe. If the staff at the restaurant were negligent, knew of a hazard, and failed to act, this is another story entirely.

In truth, it doesn’t matter what name you bring to us or how many outlets they have in the United States, we believe you deserve compensation for accidents that weren’t your fault. With a slip and fall lawyer by your side, you can take on Wing-Stop, Jack In The Box, Subway, IHOP, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Panda Express, KFC, Chuck E. Cheese, Burger King, and McDonald’s.

After experiencing an injury, one of the most important factors is time. We need to gather evidence and assess whether or not you have a case. If you do, we’ll take the first step on a road that hopefully leads to compensation.

Can I Sue a Restaurant?

When it comes to restaurant slip and fall accidents, there’s one thing separating you from compensation; liability. As you contact The Injury Firm, together we need to work out whether the dangerous condition or hazard should have been recognized or identified by the restaurant. Should they have been aware?

In some cases, the staff were aware, and they failed to act; here, the company failed in their duty to protect all customers. In fact, the staff members may have even caused the dangerous condition.

If the restaurant should have been aware, were aware, or caused the dangerous condition and failed to act, the owner of the property could hold liability. Even if it was a member of staff that caused the hazard, it will be the owner who takes responsibility.

When you work with a personal injury lawyer, you’ll learn that the details of YOUR case are important. Sure, there are millions of ‘slip and fall’ cases from years gone by, but none of these will replicate what happened with you.

Often, the time between the hazard being created and the injury will be important too. If a customer spills their drink and you slip three seconds later, the restaurant probably shouldn’t be expected to act this quickly. If the staff knew about the spillage and failed to clean it up for minutes, however, this is a different story.

Working with a Restaurant Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you’ve experienced an injury in a restaurant, we highly recommend contacting our brilliant team at The Injury Firm. Immediately, we can start to gather evidence and assess whether there was negligence involved. As well as photographs and videos, we’ll look for eyewitness reports, medical records, and more.

As long as the hazard was foreseeable by the owner and there was some form of negligence that directly led to your accident and injuries, a claim will be possible. Depending on the case, we may be able to claim for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses too.

Don’t take on the insurance company alone, they only care about their profits and they’ll do all they can to avoid paying money. At The Injury Firm, we know how to deal with their avoidance tactics and we have the resources to go all the way to court if required.

If you get in touch today, we can arrange a consultation where we discuss your restaurant slip and fall injury case. In the rare scenario where the case doesn’t succeed, you won’t need to pay a thing. If we are successful, you will only pay when compensation has been recovered!

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