Here in Brownsville, restaurants are slowly but surely beginning to re-open after shutdown. That’s good news. The bad news is that some of them are not taking all the steps that they should do to look after the safety of their customers. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents in restaurants are all too common, and if this should happen to you, you may very well have a claim for compensation. Call a restaurant slip and fall attorney in Brownsville at Villarreal Law Firm.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents in the workplace. In the US, slip and fall accidents are the second highest cause of injuries after auto accidents according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More than one million people in the US suffer from slip and fall accidents every year, and there are some 17,000 deaths. Slip and fall injuries cost the US approximately $30 billion a year.
A Lot Of Such Injuries Could Have Been Avoided
The fact is that a lot of those injuries could have been avoided if only people took more care. Restaurants, in particular, are prone to slip and fall accidents because of spills of food and drinks, which the staff fail to wipe up immediately. There can be lots of other reasons too. For instance, if the restaurant has a polished floor but doesn’t have mats at the entrance, it is all too easy for people to rush in when it is pouring with rain and slip over on the floor because their shoes are wet. They cannot help getting their shoes wet, but the restaurant should provide a mat so that they can wipe their feet. In a case like that, the court may find that the restaurant owner was negligent.
Slip and fall accidents can result in fractures to the hand and knee, spinal injuries, brain injuries, and hip fractures. Those are just some of the most common injuries, and the fact is that they can result in permanent disability and can even be fatal.
If you need a restaurant slip and fall attorney in Brownsville, then talk to us at Villarreal Law Firm. We firmly believe that people who are negligent should be held accountable for their actions – or in many cases lack action – and will be happy to take up the case on your behalf.
Of course, slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, not just in restaurants. Very often the cause is the type of floor surface. If the floor surface is prone to cause slip and fall accidents it should be treated professionally in order to prevent them, and again this can be construed as negligence if it has not been.
If you, or a loved one, has been injured, and you need a restaurant slip and fall attorney in Brownsville, we are here to help.