Slip and Fall in a Restaurant
Enjoying a night out at a restaurant is a special treat for many people, so when a slip and fall occurs, it can be devastating. Not only may our evening be ruined, you may also suffer serious, debilitating injury, including broken bones, neck or back pain and even traumatic brain injuries. When this happens, you may wonder who is responsible for your medical bills and lost wages. That may depend on several factors.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Restaurant Accidents
There are many reasons why someone may slip or fall in a restaurant, and some of those may involve hazardous conditions. Poor lighting or wet floors are some of the most common reasons that people fall in restaurants. In some cases, torn carpet or uneven flooring can lead you to trip and fall. All of these causes could mean you are eligible for a premises liability claim if you can prove that the restaurant owner is negligent.
In order for the owner to be negligent, they must be aware of the hazardous condition that existed and have taken no steps to correct the problem. For example, if the carpet has been torn for several months and employees have been made aware of the problem, the owner could be liable for your injuries as they did not correct a known hazardous condition. The owner may also be liable for the actions of an employee. If an employee spills something in an area where customers will walk and does not clean it up immediately, causing a customer to fall, the owner can be held liable as well.
Common Injuries in Restaurant Falls
There many different injuries that can occur when you fall in a restaurant. Some of the most common include sprains, trains and even broken bones. There have been reports of people suffering traumatic brain injuries as well as head and neck injuries after a fall. These types of injuries could lead you to require extensive medical treatment, make you unable to work and suffer stress when you are unable to provide for your family. Slip and fall attorneys say that you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills lost wages as well as pain and suffering if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury after falling in a restaurant, contact the slip and fall attorneys at Lundy Law to learn if you qualify for a premises liability claim. You may arrange your initial consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the easy form on our website.