About Slip, Trip and Falls in Restaurants
The last thing one expects when dining out is a slip and fall. These accidents can happen swiftly and unexpectedly. The unfortunate side effects of these falls can also last for an indeterminate time. Whether such a mishap occurs in a small café or a bustling chain franchise, establishing the responsibility for them can be complicated and time-consuming. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. can help. Responsibility – and therefore liability – is a necessary determination in pursuing proper compensation following a slip and fall. A restaurant may be responsible for a slip or trip and fall that occurs in their establishment if they have not been careful enough to avoid a dangerous condition that results in your injury.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Happen in Restaurants
Restaurant slips and falls are unfortunate and frequent occurrences. Injuries from these incidents can transpire for a variety of reasons and circumstances, both unintentionally and due to carelessness or negligence on behalf of the restaurant and its staff. Crowded tables, misplaced chairs, spilled beverages, dropped food or napkins, inappropriate or neglected flooring, or tablecloths left askew may provide unintended trip, slip, and fall hazards for you or guests in your party. On occasion, these incidents are simply accidental, have gone unnoticed, and may not have been prevented. In other situations, however, thoughtless behavior by companies and the employees who work for them may lead to severe injuries. In the event of such an accident, it is vitally important to seek legal assistance in a timely manner to get the protection you deserve.
In the event of a slip and fall injury, knowing what to do immediately following can make all the difference in the outcome. Whether immediate or delayed, you may experience pain and injury that requires medical attention. Slips and falls can cause serious injuries, including:
- Severe bruising/soft tissue injury
- Contusions, lacerations, blood clots
- Sprained or fractured ankle
- Sprained or fractured wrist
- Broken arm
- Dislocated or broken knee
- Broken hip
- Traumatic head/brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Communicating with restaurant management immediately is imperative. You will want to report to them exactly what happened. Please request a copy of their incident report and request assistance from the appropriate first responders in your area. Inform your responders and medical providers of your slip and fall and any symptoms you are experiencing. The best way to minimize any continued harm you may suffer is to seek immediate medical attention.
If you have a telephone with you, take photos (or ask a companion to do so) of the area and anything that may have caused your slip and fall. Be sure to photograph your clothing, shoes, and any conditions that may have played a part in the accident. Ask for the names and phone numbers of other patrons in the immediate area and ask for them to jot down their observations of the incident. Try to spot any surveillance cameras that might have captured the accident, requesting a copy of the footage. Most importantly, contact the professionals at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. to assist you in navigating the process of physical and financial recovery.
Following a slip or trip and fall, pain and injury can take days to weeks to manifest, causing disruption to your daily routine. Work, school, caring for children or family members, driving, and daily life can all be impacted when you are sidelined by a slip and fall, and all must be considered when filing a claim for compensation.
Hire a Qualified Team For Your Injuries
Our team of legal experts will help you identify and document all of the contributing factors that caused you to slip and fall. Regardless of the immediate cause, it is important to record in detail all of the circumstances surrounding the area of your fall. Your lawyer may be able to request footage or witness statements later that can solidify your claim and ensure your appropriate compensation. We understand that injuries such as yours can affect more than just your body – there may be other facets to consider, including your ability to work, drive, care for yourself and your loved ones, and the long-term side effects of your injuries. We take into consideration all of the aspects involving our clients and we will not settle until your best interests are completely addressed. We will speak to insurance providers on your behalf and we will ensure that the property owner, restaurant owner, or management will be held liable if it is found that they created the unsafe condition(s).
We take into consideration all of the aspects involving our clients and we will not settle until your best interests are completely addressed. We will speak to insurance providers on your behalf and we will ensure that the store owner or management will be held liable if it created the unsafe condition(s).
Insurance companies are in the business of quick settlement and most often these settlements are significantly less than you deserve. Our team will ensure that you are comprehensively represented to get the greatest compensation possible. We do not require any fees from you upfront. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation. We only earn a fee if and when you have received the compensation you deserve. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have about your case. If you are unable to come to us we will send a representative to your home or hospital, at your request.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, slip, trip, and fall accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and want the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.