Injuries can, unfortunately, occur anywhere, whether it is in your home, outside or on a public premises. Becoming injured often means that financial damages are incurred due to needing to seek medical attention and spending time out of work. The pain and suffering that the injury caused you could also significantly impact your life.
If you were recently injured on a public premises such as a restaurant, you must consider whether you could be eligible to make a premises liability claim. If you successfully make a premises liability claim, you could gain back significant financial compensation. The following are some of the common causes of accidents in restaurants that could result in a premises liability claim.
Restaurant owners and their employees should always be looking out for potential hazards that could cause customers harm. For example, if a drink is spilled on the floor, it should be cleaned up immediately, or the area should be cordoned off. This will help to minimize the risk of a slip-and-fall occurring.
Stairwells in all public premises should be reasonably safe to use. This means that they should be well-lit and free from hazards. The steps should be easily spaced and made with non-slip materials.
It’s common for restaurants and bars to have low lighting for the purpose of creating a certain mood or ambiance. However, low lighting could increase the chances of a person slipping and injuring themselves. If you can show that very low lighting directly caused the injuries that you suffered, it may be possible for you to make a personal injury claim.
Discarded objects on the floor
Restaurants should always make sure that the floor is free from hazards. If hazards are left on the floor, it could cause employees to slip over them and possibly even hit their head on the floor or the wall. If sharp objects such as steak knives are discarded on the floor, it could lead to very serious injuries.
You should remember that it is your legal right to make a claim for damages if you have suffered an injury caused by negligence on a public premises. Make sure that you act quickly to gain the damages that you deserve.