A Florida woman is suing Texas Roadhouse Inc., a national chain, after she slipped and fell down at one of the barbecue restaurants in Orlando.
The woman filed a complaint on Nov. 8, in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court for Orange County, alleging that the restaurant failed to keep the premises safe.
She alleges that she slipped and fell down on a wet or slippery substance on the floor while at the Texas Roadhouse. She suffered injuries that resulted in pain, disability, disfigurement and scarring. She also has suffered mental anguish and lost enjoyment in life. She incurred medical costs and lost income as a result of the accident.
She holds Texas Roadhouse responsible because the restaurant failed to follow its own corporate policies regarding the dangerous condition, failed to have adequate staff on duty and/or assigned to the task of inspecting and maintaining the premises, and failed to provide warning signs of debris and/or a slippery substances.
Restaurants have basic duties that are owed to customers they invite onto their premises. A restaurant must ensure that the property is inspected regularly to identify whether there are any hazardous or dangerous conditions that could cause an accident to occur. Things like slippery floors, uneven tiles, broken stairs or railings and other unsafe conditions must be corrected or at least have warnings that are visible to guests so that they can avoid the unsafe area.
If there are not adequate warnings, and if dangerous conditions are the direct cause of an accident, a slip and fall victim can pursue a claim for financial compensation. Restaurants can be held accountable for any injuries that can be traced back to their negligence. The restaurant can be held responsible for costs associated with medical care and treatments, missed time from work, lost wages or loss of earning potential. Victims may also be able to recover non-economic damages as well, including pain and suffering and mental anguish.
Our Florida Slip & Fall Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can provide assistance if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at any restaurant or other premise. We can mount a strong case on your behalf with the hopes of recovering maximum monetary compensation for your slip and fall injury claim.
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