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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


Quick Slip And Fall Facts:

Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries and deaths after car accidents. Every hour an older adult dies as a result of a fall. The most common injuries resulting from slip and falls include, herniated disc, head injury and/or a knee injury. Learn more from Alan Sackrin, an expert slip and fall lawyer.


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Since 1982, Alan Sackrin has represented clients throughout Florida in recovering monetary damages for slip & fall, trip & fall, and other premises liability injuries. Alan is a Board Certified Civil Trial Expert that strives to maximize the amount of compensation his clients' receive for their claim.  Alan brings a high-level of skill and knowledge to his slip and fall cases and he offers a free initial consultation.

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