What should be an enjoyable dining experience at your favorite restaurant can become a sour evening if it ends with you or one of your guests slipping and falling and breaking a bone or worse. The slip-and-fall lawyers at Miami firm Hannon Legal Group can help you navigate the legal maze that you may be facing if you have been injured in such an incident.
Even a place you have been to many times before can have hidden hazards that may catch you by surprise.
Conditions change. Carpets become worn. Drinks and food are spilled on the floor. Light bulbs go out. Your chair may break.
Falls can be caused by a number of things, even those outside of the premises. A heavy rain can result in water being tracked inside by others making floors slippery, or someone can drop something in your path that you can’t see because it’s not well lit.
If you are injured in a slip-and-fall incident, you may be approached by a representative of the business or property owner’s insurance company seeking a statement giving your view of the mishap.
But you should not make any statement to anyone or sign anything without first consulting your own personal injury attorney. The adjuster for the restaurant’s insurance company may seem friendly, but he is not on your side.
That adjuster is there to defend the restaurant and may argue that you were not paying attention to where you were walking or that you were being reckless, fiddling with your cell phone or engaging in horseplay with friends at the time.
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