You may have just got finished eating lunch when you decided to go to the restroom before getting back in your car to return to work. You start to walk towards the back of the restaurant looking for the bathroom when all of a sudden your feet slip out from under you and you fall to the ground. As you are lying on your back, you realize that you can’t get up and that you are in serious pain. Although your mind is focused on your pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of the moment, you notice that there was liquid on the floor that was spilled and not cleaned up.
This situation is a common slip and fall scenario that occurs when liquid is spilled on the floor and not cleaned up or cautioned off by an employee. This same type of situation frequently occurs at supermarkets as well as convenience stores. When slippery floors or liquid spills cause Floridians to slip and fall and suffer injuries, there should be responsible parties to foot the bill.
Who’s to Blame?
You may never know if a busboy, server, bartender, hostess, cocktail server, food runner, or manager caused the spill. While no one may come forward and admit to their fault, the restaurant company could be held liable for your injuries. Most restaurants have a safety policy in place, and restaurant managers typically train their employees about spill prevention and safety in order to keep their employees and guests safe. This means that employees know that they should stay with the spill until help arrives, caution the area off with proper signage, and clean the spill promptly. When these things aren’t done, you may hold the restaurant liable.
If the hazardous condition didn’t exist, you wouldn’t have suffered serious injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Knee and ligament injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
When any type of injury occurs after a slip and fall accident in South Florida, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Additionally, you should speak with a qualified Broward County premises liability attorney for help making sure you are adequately compensated.
Emergency room bills, hospital stays, x-rays, other tests, surgery, and physical therapy can add up and can cost you nearly $30,000. Because slip and fall injuries are costly, you need to hold the restaurant owner responsible for failing to maintain safe walking conditions. Talk to an experienced Broward County slip and fall attorney today and make sure you collect a financial recovery for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to find out more about your rights in a free consultation today