Going Out To Eat and Leaving Injured?Tampa Bay Legal News
Going out to eat is a luxury and a convenience for many. Not having to cook dinner and do the dishes is a welcome experience for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether it be date night, a celebration, or just because anyone going to a restaurant expects that they will have a nice time–not leave injured. There are many things that managers and owners of restaurants must do to keep their patrons safe including:
- Keeping up with maintenance and care of their property so that there are no slipping and falling hazards.
- Ensuring that nothing served to patrons is too hot so they are protected from burns.
- Ensuring that all food is handled properly so that no patron gets sick from bad produce or meat.
- Training employees on proper cleaning techniques and safe food handling so that food is prepared in a hygienic way, reducing injuries or sickness to patrons.
- Not overserving alcohol to inebriated guests.
What Happens When A Restaurant Fails To Keep Customers Safe?
As public businesses, anyone who chooses to go to a restaurant for a meal is considered to be invited in. Because you are invited in, the restaurant has a duty to you to keep their premises safe so that you won’t be harmed. Unfortunately, restaurants are prime locations for slip-and-fall accidents because of the many people moving about at any point and the high potential for slippery liquids to spill on the floor.
When there is a spill or if a dish falls and causes an obstructed and unsafe walkway, it is the responsibility of the restaurant to quickly attend to these situations and clean them up. When circumstance arise which make the quick clean-up of hazards impossible, the restaurant must take every step to ensure patrons know the hazard exists and to steer clear. This may be through signage or verbal communications. A restaurant that neglects to take all precautions and does what is necessary to ensure guest safety, they can be held liable for injuries you suffer from a slip-and-fall.
Over-serving customers alcoholic beverages which cause them to be visibly intoxicated can cause an establishment to hold liability. If an individual becomes drunk at a restaurant and they are not cut off from service, the restaurant can be held accountable for the actions of the inebriated patron while they are drunk. If they get into a fight with another person or drive drunk and crash, some responsibility will be held by the restaurant.
How Can You Be Compensated After A Slip-And-Fall Accident In Florida?
Slip-and-fall accidents and the claims that follow are not easy to win. It is the responsibility of the victim to prove that another party or business knew about the hazard which caused their accident and was also responsible for the damages they suffered as a result of their accident.
An experienced Tampa slip and fall accident attorney is your best defense against insurance companies that are unwilling to compensate you for your damages. The Florida personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law will take on the battle with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Call Fulgencio Law today and speak with one of our Tampa personal injury accident attorneys about your accident experience during a free consultation at (813) 463-0123.