Did You Slip and Fall in a California Restaurant?
A slip and fall can happen anywhere, and can result in severe injuries to victims young and old. These accidents often happen in restaurants in California for many different reasons, such as poorly maintained facilities, badly placed rugs or mats, or spilled liquids. If you have suffered a slip and fall at a restaurant, you may be feeling a bit of embarrassment and a lot of pain. It is important not to merely brush off the incident and move on with your day, however, and you might be seriously injured. Seek out medical treatment right away if you think you might be injured, and then reach out to a skilled personal injury lawyer in California for help.
Woman Falls in Steak N’ Shake
Back in 2015, a woman fell in a Wisconsin Steak N’ Shake and broke her hip. Security footage from the Steak N’ Shake showed that employees were mopping the floor near the front door of the facility. As the woman tried to leave the restaurant, she slipped on the wet floor and fell backward and broke her hip. She then filed a lawsuit stating that she suffered injuries to her body, had pain, and medical expenses resulting from the fall. She claimed that the restaurant’s staff failed to provide proper maintenance of the restaurant and warn their patrons about a dangerous condition when they failed to put out warning signs near the wet conditions.
Steak N’ Shake attorneys claimed that the restaurant should not be liable for the woman’s injury because a recently mopped floor is a known, obvious danger. They claimed that she also received verbal warnings from employees and that yellow signs were posted as a warning, as well.
What to do After a Slip and Fall
As this case shows, a serious injury can happen to anyone, anywhere. If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, you may need to file a personal injury claim to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These cases can get complicated, however, so having a skilled lawyer on your side can make a huge difference.
Immediately following a slip-and-fall accident in a restaurant, consider taking the following steps:
- If you believe you are injured, get emergency medical help right away.
- Alert the manager of the restaurant of what happened and request an accident report from him or her documenting what happened.
- Take photos of the area in which you slipped and of your own injuries, if possible.
- Get the contact information of the restaurant workers and any other witnesses to the incident
- Call an attorney to guide you through filing a claim for damages.
Contact a California Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Slip and fall accidents can happen inside or outside of a building, due to a wet floor, floors that are poorly maintained, or for a variety of other reasons. If you or your loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Deldar Legal can advise you of your legal options and ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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