Maybe you have been waiting to see an action movie all week. While you may expect that someone might fall or get beat up on the movie screen, you probably never imagined that you would come out of the movie injured. Unfortunately, many people suffer slip and fall injuries in movie theaters.
Why Are Movie Theaters Common Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents?
Due to movie theaters’ poor lighting and spilled food such as greasy popcorn, slip and fall accidents are common occurrences at the movies. In addition, carpeting can be loose or torn, broken lighting goes unfixed, stairs aren’t illuminated, floors aren’t maintained properly, and employees ignore hazards or aren’t trained correctly. As a result, many movie-going patrons end up coming home from the movies with injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Dislocated shoulders
- Dislocated hips
- Head trauma
- Back injuries
- Herniated discs
- Spinal injuries
Because movie theaters have a responsibility to provide safe grounds for their customers, patrons who fall and suffer injuries at the movies may be entitled to financial compensation for such injuries. In order for the movie theater to be liable for slip and fall injuries, the following needs to occur:
- The movie theater owes a duty of care to the injured person
- The movie theater breached its duty of care
- The accident caused the victim’s injury
Because proving negligence can be complicated, it is wise to get a slip and fall injury attorney involved immediately. A lawyer who is experienced with slip and fall accidents will know how to hold the movie theater liable for your medical bills, future rehabilitation and medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you believe you have a valid slip and fall injury claim in Florida, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale today.