Statistics endorsed by the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate that almost 9 million people are treated for injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents each year. While slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere, a significant number occur in restaurants and other places that serve food and drink. Between customers, wait staff, bussers, and food runners, debris and liquids can easily end up on the floor, potentially causing people to slip and fall as a result. Additionally, there may more permanent issues with a restaurant’s layout or accessibility that may create an unreasonably dangerous condition. Slip and fall lawsuits can be very complicated and highly contested, so it important for people injured in them to discuss their options with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Common Issues that Result in Restaurant Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can occur for a number of reasons. In order to be legally actionable, a plaintiff must be able to show that his or her accident was a result of someone else’s negligence. In a restaurant setting, negligence can occur in a variety of ways, including:
Lack on handrails on stairs
Debris or liquid spills in walkways
Poorly placed furniture
Exposed electrical wiring
Torn carpet or holes in floors
While many slip and fall accidents result in embarrassment or minor bumps and bruises, they have the potential to cause serious injuries. These injuries may include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, or facial fractures. In some cases, victims may require extensive medical treatment due to the injuries sustained in a slip and fall as well as experience significant pain and suffering. These and other losses may be recoverable in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Anyone who has been injured in a restaurant slip and fall in the Peachtree City area should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.