Restaurant Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Philadelphia
Every day across the United States, someone falls in a restaurant. Whether it's an employee or a patron who Slips/Trips and Falls, these types of accidents occur with such frequency that claims made against these establishments are some of the most prevalent types of claims in our court system.
If you have been injured while on the property of a Restaurant, you need to establish the elements of a negligence case. As an invitee to the property, you are owed not only the ordinary duty to ensure safety of property, but also the highest duty of care for your safety.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC our lawyers and staff have the resources necessary to handle your case from beginning to end. Call the office today. The consultation is absolutely free.
What do I need to prove?
If you are injured, you need to prove that your injuries were causally related to the accident in question. Falling down and breaking your arm in the fall is what the law considers to be causally related. However, there is a tremendous grey area on cause and effect for a lot of other injuries. For example, you fall and hurt your back. You never had an MRI before and the MRI that you get for your back shows a disc herniation. This would on its face appear to be related to the accident. However, it may not be totally related. Herniated discs can exist without you knowing it and depending on your age and what you do for a living, this may actually pre-date your injury and accident. This does not mean that you were in pain before the fall, but it may mean that you awoke a dormant condition that is now symptomatic. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, we understand causation and injuries and work with your medical practitioners so the truth of your pain is adequately documented and argued. Again, the call is free and so is the consultation.
What else do I need to prove?
You need to prove some form of notice on the restaurant. To state it another way, you need to prove that the employees of the restaurant or even the owners knew or should have known through a routine inspection that the condition that caused you to fall existed. Of course, if the employees of the restaurant caused the condition (leaving a wet floor with no warning signs and alternate path to walk), this would not be a notice issue. However, a previous patron spilling his or her soda on the floor just before leaving and you falling after sitting in his or her seat would be a notice issue. Notice is complicated and difficult to determine in some cases, which is why you should consult a lawyer for advice and potentially representation.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our staff and attorneys know these proofs, we know these arguments and we know how to make the most effective case for you, a family member, or a loved one. Give us a call, it's completely free!
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