Going out to eat in your favorite restaurant or at any restaurant should not result in serious injury, but sadly, there
are often times when patrons slip and fall due to the negligence of the restaurant owner or employees. An injury which results from a slip and fall accident in a restaurant falls into the personal injury claim category of “premises liability.” In order to determine whether or not the restaurant owner’s negligence resulted in this injury, you’ll need to prove that a hazardous condition caused you to fall.
Common Restaurant Hazards Can Or May Include:
- A slippery floor
- Poor lighting
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Changes or problems with the flooring
If any of the above hazardous conditions caused you to fall resulting in serious injury, then you very well do have a case against the restaurant owner. To hold the restaurant owner liable, you’ll also need to prove that the owner negligently failed to make repairs or failed to attend to a spill, etc. A personal injury attorney will work to fight this type of claim, proving that the restaurants hazardous conditions and the negligence of the restaurant owner caused your fall and serious injury.
Publicized Restaurant Slip and Fall Cases
Point Pleasant Slip-and-Fall Case – Point Pleasant, West Virginia: On September 25, 2013, Tonia K. Chafin filed a lawsuit against TNT Coffee Shop LLC, citing that the coffee shop’s negligence of unsafe conditions caused her to slip and fall. Allegedly, on October 14, 2011, Tania K. Chafin suffered serious injuries due to a slip and fall that occurred on the coffee shop’s stairs as she left the building. The hazardous condition which caused Tania to fall was moisture accumulation on the coffee shop’s wood stairs. This matter has yet to be resolved and the amount that the plaintiff is seeking for damages is undisclosed.
Andino V. Creative Foods Corp. DBA Burger King – New York/Bronx County: On April 1, 2000, a 34 year old who worked as a cashier in a supermarket allegedly suffered a L5-S1 disc bulge after she slipped and fell on wet floors in the defendant’s restaurant where she was dining. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent in maintaining the premises safely and that there were no warnings of a wet floor when she slipped and fell. The restaurant denied liability but in the end the plaintiff was awarded $126,000.
Male Plaintiff V. Perkins Restaurant – Budd Lake, New Jersey: In 2007, the plaintiff allegedly fell on an untreated patch of ice in a poorly lit area of the restaurant’s parking lot and sustained serious injuries to his shoulders and spine following the fall. The plaintiff’s injuries included multiple herniated discs in his lower back, and the need for extensive spinal fusion surgery. The man was left with permanent disabilities and restricted range of motion and daily activities. The male plaintiff filed a personal injury claim and was awarded $1.9 million in November of 2011.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a restaurant owner, then you deserve compensation for your injuries, to cover medical expenses, and for your pain and suffering. Contact a professional and experienced slip and fall attorney now. Philly Slip and Fall Guys has been helping victims get the compensation that they deserve for their injuries, pain and suffering for over 30 years. Give Philly Slip and Fall Guys a call today to learn more and to discuss your case.