People going to restaurants expect a level of cleanliness fitting a facility that prepares and serves food. However, restaurants are common accident sites. Wet floors, uneven surfaces and other tripping hazards contribute to thousands of injuries each year.
If you suffered a slip and fall accident in an Albuquerque, NM restaurant, seek TUF legal help from Hinkle Law Offices, P.C.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Restaurants
Wet floors are the number one factor contributing to slip and fall accidents in restaurants. Wet floors may be the result of:
- Spilled food
- Spills from mop buckets or cleaning cloths
- Overflowing drains
- Foot traffic
Other common causes for slips and falls in restaurants include:
- Uneven flooring
- Overcrowding (e.g. table and chair legs in walkways and exit paths)
- Poor lighting
Restaurant employees have a responsibility to address wet floors and other slip and trip hazards in a timely manner and/or post proper signage to warn patrons of danger.
What to Do after a Slip and Fall Accident in a Restaurant
If you slip and fall in a restaurant, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment. Once you are on the road to physical recovery, you should seek legal counsel. An experienced attorney can help determine if the restaurant owner and/or management is liable for your slip and fall accident. They can help determine what medical treatment expenses may be recovered and for what other types of compensation you may be eligible. They can also fight on your behalf so that you can continue to focus on your physical recovery.
To discuss your restaurant slip and fall accident with an experienced attorney, contact Hinkle Law Offices. We offer a free initial consultation with an attorney who has decades of experience dedicated to personal injury law practice.