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Slippery Conditions - Restaurant Slip and Falls

Restaurants must provide proper maintenance of slipping situations including being sure their employees know how to react to accidents that might happen.  From our experience, most of the slip and fall accidents in restaurants resulted when a visitor encountered a step up or down that wasn't clearly marked or that didn't have any signage warning of the change in elevation. Other common causes in slips and falls at restaurants are uneven sidewalks or walkways, potholes in the parking lot and poor lighting in the entryway.

In addition to those common incidents, slip and falls in restaurants also occur on or because of:

  • Failing to place a non-skip mat down  during or after rain
  • Fall in parking lot
  • Wet or slick floors
  • Rugs not secured
  • Fall on tray
  • Seat collapse
  • Trip on steps at restaurant
  • Greasy bathroom floor
  • Dirty floor
  • Worn floors
  • Painted ramp
  • Water puddle
  • Raised seat
  • Elevated booth
  • Sidewalk ramp

Remember to do these things if you are injured in a restaurant:

  • Report occurrence
  • Be accurate and ask for a copy of the report
  • Report can be used against you
  • Seek medical assistance, if needed
  • Do not over or under state your injury
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses
  • Be aware that condominiums have surveillance

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