February 7, 2022 | Slip and Fall
Eating out at a restaurant is a ritual to be enjoyed as it brings families together, sets the scene for an intimate date, or allows one alone time with a cup of coffee and a good read. The experience can be tainted though, if a customer sustains an injury from a slip or fall. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, every year more that 1 million restaurant patrons are injured by slips and falls. If this happens to you, there are steps you should take to ensure the best outcome.
In order for the restaurant to be held liable, it must be proven that it as their negligence that caused the injury. If a customer drops a fork and you slip on it, the restaurant likely won’t be responsible. Some examples of negligence include:
After the slip and fall accident happens, you should seek medical attention immediately at your doctor’s office or the ER. Before you leave the restaurant, it is helpful if you can take some precautionary steps:
Once you have established proof and have your medical bills and needs in order, the restaurant can be held liable for payment. Contact an experienced NY slip and fall attorney if you have experienced and injury in a restaurant and we will guide you through the process of getting compensation you deserve.
Stolzenberg Cortelli LLP