Restaurant and Bar Slip and Falls
Eating out and enjoying some social time at the bar are two ways to spend a nice night out with friends. However going to these establishments also opens up opportunity for serious slip and fall injuries. Restaurant and bars both are in the business of food and drinks, which if spilled may create hazardous conditions which may lead to a slip and fall and subsequent injuries. If you or a loved one slipped and fell and was injured while dining at a restaurant or drinking at a bar, contact the Boston-based slip and fall experts at Altman & Altman LLP today.
Boston is a hub of many things, but it is heralded nationwide for its wonderful dining and drinking establishments. Combined with a great public transportation system, going out for dinner and drinks is a common way in which Bostonians and tourists enjoying the city spend their free time.
However not all nights out have happy endings. In some cases, a spilled drink or hazardous conditions on a slippery floor may lead to a serious slip and fall injury, causing significant harm and injuries which result in long recovery time and costly medical expenses.
For example, a patron of a bar might have had too many and, as a result, spills the entirety of their drink on the floor. The bartender might not clean up the mess or may not tell the person responsible for cleaning up to clean the mess. You walk in a few minutes after that patron has left, not knowing about the prior spill. In a rush to grab the open bar seat, you slip on the spill and wind up banging your head on the bar railing.
Perhaps you are eating out and a family is having difficulty controlling their little children. Exhausted from a long week at work, they take their eyes off their mischievous 4-year-old for two minutes – just enough time for the little rascal to spread a trail of vanilla milkshake all over the aisle. The waitress sees the mess but figures she’ll get to it later. As you leave, you turn to say goodbye to your friends and don’t notice the slippery mess, slipping and injuring your knee as you hit the ground.
In both of these cases, the establishment could be liable any damages which you suffered and had to pay for the treatment of. It is the responsibility of restaurant and bar management to ensure a safe environment for their patrons. This responsibility includes cleaning up possibly hazardous conditions immediately and alerting their customers of possible hazards – such as a floor that is wet due to it being recently mopped.Slip at a Restaurant or Bar?
If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall at a restaurant or bar, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation through a claim for damages against the restaurant or bar owner or another negligent third party who was responsible for the accident. The only way to be sure if you can collect is to contact an experienced slip and fall attorney and assess your situation and options.
The personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman have over 50 years of experiencing fighting on behalf of our clients in Boston, Cambridge, Salem and throughout Massachusetts, and we’ll utilize that expertise and experience when fighting on your behalf as well. We will help give you the best opportunity to collect compensation to pay medical expenses and recoup money lost from being unable to work.
Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.