Did You Slip and Fall at Red Lobster? Let Our Attorneys Help You
Red Lobster is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in seafood. It has 705 locations worldwide including Charleston, South Carolina. As a casual dining restaurant, Red Lobster provides table service with waiters and waitresses bringing food and drink to the customer’s table. The servers may cause spills while bringing food and drink to the table or when carrying dishes to the kitchen. Additionally, patrons, may cause spills. In both cases, the guests may end up slipping and falling on the wet floors. Although it may be challenging for employees to see spills, Red Lobster employees must maintain the premises and keep them safe from potential hazards.
Slip and Fall Injuries to Customers at Red Lobster
Daily use of the building and premises of Red Lobster can lead to the natural wear and tear of the location. Uneven floors, loose tiles or unraveling of carpet threads are all signs of wear and tear. These changes may not be noticed by Red Lobster employees causing customers to fall. Red Lobster dining guests expect the floors in the establishment to be consistent in elevation, dry and free of debris. Red Lobster has a duty to inspect, repair and clean the floors to make sure that customers are safe. Slip and falls may still occur if Red Lobster breaches that duty. Several causes for slip and fall accidents due to the improper maintenance of the floors include:
- Mopped floors without a warning sign
- Spilled liquids and foods
- Loose threads on the carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Broken or loose railings
There is a wide variety of injuries you can sustain if you slip and fall at Red Lobster, such as:
- Facial injuries
- Ankle and wrist sprains
- Broken and fractured bones
- Cuts and bruises
If you slip and fall at Red Lobster, you may receive compensation for the accident and your injuries. These damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Red Lobster:
You can not foresee that you will slip and fall while dining at Red Lobster. If an accident occurs, it is important to know what steps to take after your fall. They include:
1. Get medical attention immediately after your accident.
2. Do not give any statements to or sign any documents from any Red Lobster 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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