Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere — including at your favorite local restaurants. If you experienced a slip and fall injury at a Dairy Queen, we may be able to help.
When dining out, it’s not unreasonable to expect a safe and clean environment. However, in some cases, the staff or owner ignores their duty of care to keep the premises safe. That could mean anything from they left a surface wet after a known spill or they failed to remove a tripping hazard from walkways, and more. If a guest is then injured because of this negligence, they can be held at fault.
If you’ve been injured at a Dairy Queen, reach out to an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC. Slip and fall injury cases can be complicated, and you will want a lawyer by your side who knows how to prove your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
In a busy restaurant, there can be many reasons a guest might slip and fall. Dairy Queen employees are expected to be aware of the conditions inside and outside their restaurant. A reason a customer might be injured inside a Dairy Queen could include, according to NIOSH:
In many states, the law applies a comparative negligence rule. This means, the business owner and the injured customer can share the blame for the accident. In these cases, the injured customer can still receive some compensation for their injuries.
However, in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, contributory negligence is applied in slip and fall cases. That means, if the injured customer is even 1% at fault for their accident, they could be barred from receiving any compensation. This makes it even more critical to work with an experienced premises liability lawyer if you have been injured at a Dairy Queen.
While contributory negligence can make it harder to receive compensation in a slip and fall case, there are a variety of ways to prove a business owner failed to protect their guests. An experienced slip and fall injury lawyer can prove owner negligence in a slip and fall case if:
Slip and falls can be serious accidents that cause sustained injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, and more. If you were injured in a Dairy Queen because the business owner or employees failed to maintain a safe environment, reach out to a slip and fall lawyer today.
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our personal injury lawyers have, combined, more than 100 years of experience helping injury victims get the help they need to recover. These cases can be particularly hard to prove, so it’s critical to have an experienced lawyer who knows how to build a case and negotiate a maximum settlement.
Contact us today to speak about the details of your case in a free consultation.