Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable accidents in the United States today. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries related to slip and fall accidents result in almost 9 million visits to emergency departments each year. While slip and fall accidents can occur for a number of reasons, sometimes they happen because of someone’s negligence. When this is the case, victims may be able to recover by filing a Georgia personal injury claim. The best way to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for you injuries is to consult with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
One of the more common places slip and fall accidents occur is in restaurants. With a high potential for spills of food and drink and a high volume of foot traffic, the restaurant environment can be rife with potential slip and fall hazards. Restaurants and their staff owe a duty of care to their patrons to provide a safe environment, and can be held liable when this does not occur. Some of the more common ways slip and fall accidents occur in restaurants include:
- Food debris on floor
- Liquid spills
- Chairs in walkways
- Uneven flooring
- Poorly maintained flooring
- Inadequate lighting
- Unmarked steps
After a slip and fall accident in a restaurant, make sure to report the incident to the manager on duty. In addition, record as much information about the incident as possible, including taking photographs if possible. Make sure to seek medical attention after an accident, as it is essential to have your injuries properly diagnosed in order to receive appropriate treatment. Finally, contact an experienced attorney to schedule a consultation regarding your case.
Contact a Newnan personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in a restaurant, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.