Did You Slip and Fall at McDonald’s in Charleston, South Carolina? Let Our Attorneys Help
McDonald’s is one of the largest fast food restaurants chains in the world and has over 37,000 locations worldwide. The chain has several locations in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Everyday thousands of customers come to McDonald’s locations in Charleston. Many customers dine inside McDonald’s where drinks and food may spill and drop on the floor. McDonald’s employees may not get to the spills fast enough to clean them up before a customer slips and falls. With a high volume of customers at Charleston McDonald’s the restaurant and its employees must keep the premises safe for any obvious or potential hazards. Failure to meet this standard may result in McDonald’s being liable for a customer’s slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Injuries to Customers at McDonald’s in Charleston, South Carolina
McDonald’s in Charleston may contain several hazard areas that can cause customers to slip and fall. Parking lots may have broken and exposed pieces of concrete that can cause customers to fall. While it may not be an option for employees to repair the parking lot they can prevent patrons from having access to the damaged areas. Slip and fall accidents that occur at McDonald’s may occur due to:
- Trash and other debris in walkways
- Spilled liquids and dropped foods
- Ice or snow in the parking lot
- Poor lighting
There is a wide variety of injuries you can sustain if you slip and fall at McDonald’s such as:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Ankle and wrist sprains
- Broken and fractured bones
- Cuts and bruises
If you slip and fall at a McDonald’s in Charleston, South Carolina, you may receive compensation for the accident and your injuries. These damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Cost for medication
- Lost wages and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at McDonald’s:
You do not expect to fall while you are at a McDonald’s in Charleston. However, it is important to know what steps to take after you fall. They include:
1. Get medical attention immediately after your fall.
2. Do not give any statements to or sign any documents from any McDonald’s employees or representatives.
3. Document everything involving the accident, including:
- Date, time and location of your slip and fall
- Details about your fall
- Photographs of your injuries immediately after and days after your fall
- Names of witnesses, if possible or if any
4. Keep all records concerning your fall, including medical reports and bills.
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