Philadelphia Restaurant Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Enjoying a night out at a restaurant is a treat for many of us, so when a fun time turns into a disaster, it can be devastating. Not only may our evening turn for the worst, but more seriously, you could potentially be left with a debilitating injury such as broken bones, and, in more severe cases, traumatic brain injuries. Often times this type of tragedy leaves people feeling lost and confused about what steps they should take next. You may wonder who will be held accountable for your medical bills and lost wages. The answer depends on several factors. We know this is a difficult time for you, which is why the attorneys at The Law Office of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. pledge to making sure you receive the compassionate care and the compensation that you deserve.
Every day across the United States, someone falls in a restaurant. Whether it’s an employee or a patron who slips and falls, these types of accidents occur with enough frequency to make claims made against these establishments some of the most pervasive 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 the safety of property, but the highest duty of care for your safety.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. our lawyers and staff have the requisite resources and experience 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 must 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 amount of grey area on cause and effect for a lot of other injuries. For example, suppose 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 predate 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, P.C., 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.
You also need to prove some form of notice in the restaurant. To state it another way, you need to prove that the employees or owners of the restaurant 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 the alternate path to walk), this would not be a noticeable 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 noticeable issue. Notice is complicated and difficult to determine in some cases, which exactly is why you should consult with an attorney for advice and potential representation.
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