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The Capital Grille Slip and Falls and Other Injuries

the capital grille new yorkWhen life is busy and you struggle to find quality time for friends, family, colleagues, and even partners, a night out at a restaurant is a treat. You get to forget about work deadlines and forget about housework for the evening. While letting your hair down, the last thing you expect is to suffer a slip and fall injury in The Capital Grille or any other restaurant.

Every year, thousands of people around the United States experience slip and fall accidents. Depending on the severity of the injury, it’s likely to cause time in the hospital, physiotherapy appointments, and even medication. At the same time, you’re forced to take time off work and your whole life is turned upside-down because of one slip or fall in Capital Grille.

The important thing to know is that negligence laws protect victims - in other words, you shouldn’t have to pay for all this medical treatment if the company itself was to blame for your accident. A restaurant accident lawyer can help to build a premises liability case against The Capital Grille and get you on the right path to compensation.

Dealing with a Slip or Fall Accident

After experiencing a slip and fall accident, what you do next could have a large impact on the compensation you’re able to receive later. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 - Get Medical Help

Although it sounds obvious, you shouldn’t worry about compensation, premises liability, or anything else until you’ve received medical attention. Sadly, many slip and fall accidents are extremely serious (especially when the victim hits their head in the fall). Report the accident to a The Capital Grille employee and call the emergency services. If you feel pain in your back or head, try not to move - wait for the emergency services to arrive.

What if you’re not injured severely enough to require emergency attention? You’ll still need a record of your injuries, so we recommend visiting your doctor as soon as possible. Just because you didn’t need emergency attention, doesn’t mean that you haven’t experienced serious injuries.

Medical attention is important not only to get better but also to prove the extent of your injuries later in the process.

Step 2 - Report the Accident

Before leaving the restaurant, make sure you (or one of your party) report the accident to a manager. Explain what happened, don’t admit fault, and don’t feel the need to speak in too much detail. Don’t say anything that the company can use against you later to doubt the extent of your injuries.

Step 3 - Gather Evidence

If possible, you should also gather as much evidence as possible before leaving Capital Grille. What does this mean? Well, a good first step is to take photographs of the scene. For example, if you slipped over a spilled liquid, take a picture of the liquid on the floor. Thankfully, we all have cell phones in our pockets these days and they take great photographs.

If you can’t do this, ask somebody else to help. Also, think about taking a picture of yourself at the scene - this way, the company can’t claim that you were wearing inappropriate footwear or clothing.

Simultaneously, talk to eyewitnesses and either get their contact information or take a statement from them on the spot. When in a restaurant, you’re likely to have all sorts of witnesses whether other guests, bar staff, or servers.

Step 4 - Contact a Restaurant Accident Lawyer

At this point, you’re ready to contact The Injury Firm as a restaurant accident lawyer. To obtain compensation, you’ll need to prove that The Capital Grille failed in its duty of care towards you as a customer. We can help you achieve this with the right proof - you shouldn’t try to face the insurance company and the legal team alone.

At The Injury Firm, we have experience taking on big names and will always protect your legal rights. We’ll gather evidence, converse with the insurance company, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If they don’t make a fair offer, we have the resources to take the premises liability case further.

Common Slip and Fall Accident Causes

Despite their responsibility, The Capital Grille and other establishments sometimes fail to keep all customers safe. Common examples of slip and fall causes include:

  • Spilled food or drink
  • Upturned rugs and carpets
  • Damaged stairs
  • Wet flooring near entrances and exits with no non-slip mats (during rainy weather)
  • Missing handrails
  • Worn carpets and other floorings
  • Lack of lighting in the parking lot
  • Lack of maintenance in the bathroom

As you can see, many hazards can cause a slip and fall accident in a restaurant. At The Injury Firm, we’ve helped victims who have experienced many of the above, and we can help you too.

Sometimes, it’s not a slip and fall accident but something else that causes harm in The Capital Grille and other restaurants. For example, the last thing we expect from a restaurant is food poisoning, but it sadly happens. Whether an inexperienced chef not following safety protocols or another form of negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

Other common causes of injuries in a restaurant include debris in food and scalding. Ultimately, whether or not you’ll receive compensation depends on the actions of the company. If it provided sufficient warning and took appropriate measures, you may struggle. If it failed in its duty of care, negligence laws would ensure some form of compensation for victims.

The Capital Grille Slip and Fall Accident Injury



Are You Eligible for Compensation?

Yes, if the restaurant was negligent and failed to provide a safe environment for you as one of its customers. Just because The Capital Grille operates in the fine dining market, they’re still held to the same standards as all other eateries.

Compensation is available if the company knew, or should have known, about the hazard that caused your accident. If an upturned rug, it probably should have known about the hazard if it had been a problem for six months. If a damaged handrail, it should have acted sooner to prevent an accident.

At this point, we should note that spillages are a little harder to determine fault, but the same rules apply. If the spillage had been present for an hour, the company should have been aware because it should reasonably expect a hazard like this to occur during the evening.

To succeed with premises liability cases, your restaurant accident lawyer will need to prove that the company was to blame in four steps:

  • The Capital Grille had a duty of care towards you
  • The Capital Grille was negligent and failed in its duty
  • You suffered a significant injury
  • There’s a correlation between your injury and the negligence of The Capital Grille

This is the aim of The Injury Firm with premises liability cases, and we’ll achieve this aim by gathering evidence, speaking to witnesses, visiting the site, looking at accident and medical reports, and building a strong case.

Evidence comes in many shapes and sizes and it starts with your calls for help in the restaurant. If you didn’t ask for help and don’t speak with the manager, Capital Grille will argue that your injuries weren’t serious. After this, the evidence includes medical bills, emergency reports, accident reports, photos, video, CCTV, and witness statements. The more evidence, the more likely you are to recover compensation.

Types of Damages

You might hear people talking about compensation without really understanding what a compensation or settlement deal might include. If we think about the word itself, compensation is about refunding somebody for the cost of something. The same is true with premises liability cases, and the insurance company and The Capital Grille are reimbursing you for the cost of medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses.

As well as economic damages, a legal case can contain non-economic damages. This could include pain and suffering, wrongful death, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.

If the restaurant is wholly responsible for your injuries, it should pay for your medical bills while also covering wages that you lose by not working during the recovery period. In some cases, victims also lose earning potential, and this is something else we’ll consider when building a case.

Call The Injury Firm to Protect Your Legal Rights

Negligence laws exist to protect victims after accidents in commercial premises, so don’t be afraid to contact The Injury Firm today after a slip and fall accident. Sadly, the protection almost ends there for victims (especially when it comes to insurance companies). Often, insurance companies send adjusters who seem helpful but actually have one goal - to reduce the potential compensation.

Adjusters will offer less money than one deserves, and put pressure on victims. Don’t fall into the common traps - contact The Injury Firm and we’ll deal with adjusters on your behalf. We’ll manage your case from start to finish and ensure you have a strong chance of compensation!

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