The answer to your question depends entirely on what caused the fall. Did your shoelace come untied? Did you trip over your own feet? Or was the floor overly waxed or wet? Was there liquid from a spilled drink on the floor? Depending on what happened, the cause of your fall will determine if you have a premises liability case.
A premises liability case is a term used for legal cases in which an injury results on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions such as a wet floor, torn carpeting, uneven floors, poor lighting, etc. If any of these things led to your Atlanta slip and fall accident and injury, then the restaurant may be liable for your injuries, medical bills, lost income, mental anguish, and more.
However, in order to have a premises liability case against a restaurant, one of the following had to occur:
- The restaurant owner or employees caused the hazard
- The restaurant owner or employees knew about the dangerous condition and failed to fix it
- The restaurant owner or manager should have discovered the hazardous condition through normal property maintenance
To find out if the restaurant will be liable for your injuries, medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, call a premises liability lawyer for help. A skilled Atlanta slip and fall attorney can help you determine if you have a legal claim and how to go about seeking financial compensation for your damages. Call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 for a complimentary case consultation.