When you experience a bad slip or fall at a restaurant, it is understandable that you may be upset because of their negligence and the fact you were needlessly injured. Do not feel like you have to just let the incident slide by and “get over it”. You have the right to take action. If you are injured, here is what you can do to make sure it is not ignored:
As An Employee Of The Restaurant
It may be a scary thing to feel that you must take action against the restaurant when it is your place of employment. Keep in mind that your employer should already be following certain rules and regulations regarding care against slips, trips, and falls. It is not uncommon for restaurant floors to be wet or slippery. However, your employer is still required to follow certain standards:
- Keep floors clean and dry.
- Keep aisles and passageways in good, safe condition with no obstacles or safety hazards.
- Put up warning signs for wet floors.
- Do not block exit areas.
All of the above items are required by your employer by law. If rules of cleanliness and safety are not kept, the restaurant can get in trouble for it. You have a right to feel safe in your work environment. Irresponsibility on the part of your employer should not be tolerated.
As A Customer Of The Restaurant
When you are a customer at a restaurant and experience a bad slip or fall, it is easy to become angry and express your emotions to the restaurant management. This will not help you get your case taken care of, however, going about it practically and take the following measurements for your case could help:
- Get medical attention immediately.
- Obtain witnesses’ information.
- Put your shoes away in a baggie as evidence.
- Obtain and keep any video or photo documentation of the incident.
- Still, report the fall to management.
Don’t issue a recorded statement in anger, or sign anything, which could be used against you if you decide to sue. Our slip and fall lawyers for restaurant accidents are available to help you. We have handled many restaurant slip or fall claims successfully.
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