Slip and Fall Accidents at a Restaurant
Slip and fall accidents are nothing new. They happen every single day to people just like you. However, some slip and fall accidents can be severe, and lead to sizeable medical bills and time suffering with disability. If the property owner was at fault for your slip and fall accident, you can get compensation for these expenses that will ensure safe conditions in the future and help you get back on your feet. One place where the risks of a slip and fall accident can be high is in a restaurant.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are a number of causes for slip and fall accidents at a restaurant. While there are potential hazards, it's the responsibility of the staff, manager, and owner to make sure that these risks are reduced by being aware of what's going on in the restaurant.
Here are 3 examples of situations that seem innocent enough. However, all three can cause a slip and fall accident that may lead to severe injury.
- A spilled drink
- A water leak
- Napkins on the floor
Slip and Fall Accidents Are Dangerous
Slip and fall accidents often cause the severe damage because you are falling against a floor that is hard, such as a wood or tile floor. With the weight of your body and the actual impact of the fall, this can cause broken bones, sprains, herniated discs, traumatic brain injuries and more.
What To Do Next
If you had a slip and fall accident inside (or outside) or a restaurant and you were injured, you might be able to hold the restaurant liable and get compensation for your injuries. If you are unable to work or have to miss work, you can also be given compensation for lost wages, as well as pain and suffering from the accident.
If you fall, the best thing you can do is report it to the manager of the restaurant. Next, you should call an ambulance or go to a hospital. Not only can they check out your injuries, but it will be documented that you came in, got checked out, and your list of injuries will be listed in your file.
The next thing you should do is call a lawyer! A personal injury attorney will help protect you and your rights and make sure that you are treated fairly.
For a free consultation contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.