5 Causes Of Restaurant And Bar Injuries

Many factors make slip-and-fall accidents likely at restaurants and bars. These accidents can cause severe injuries, including fractured bones, lacerations or traumatic brain injuries. Suffering a serious injury can lead to medical bills, an inability to work and a long road to recovery.

At Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group, we understand how traumatic it can be to suffer an injury at a restaurant or bar. We work closely with our clients to ease the burden of recovering damages after an injury.

Common Causes Of Restaurant And Bar Injuries

Understanding what causes slip-and-fall accidents can help keep diners safer during their next visit. These five factors increase the chances of injury at restaurants and bars:

  1. Food and beverage spills: A wet floor caused by spilled food or drinks can quickly create a dangerous situation. If the restaurant or bar fails to clean the spill in a prompt manner, the risk of slip-and-fall accident increases.
  2. Parking lots disrepair: Parking lots that have cracked surfaces or potholes increase the chances of an accident when walking outside of the restaurant.
  3. Sudden elevation changes: A single step or a sudden ramp that is unmarked may lead to a trip-and-fall accident.
  4. Fraying carpet: An old carpet that is frayed or has holes can cause a tripping accident that could inflict serious injuries.
  5. Poor lighting: Some restaurants set the mood by utilizing dim lighting. Darkened atmospheres may make it difficult to spot spills, stairs or frayed carpet that are common causes of accidents inside of restaurants.

Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys Ready To Work For You

Slip-and-fall accidents that occur at a restaurant or bar are typically subject to Florida's premises liability laws. The restaurant or bar has a duty to ensure its premises are safe for those visiting. Our lawyers take the time to investigate the specific circumstances surrounding your case. We will identify whether the owner may be liable for the accident and determine what damages may be recovered.

After A Restaurant Or Bar Injury, Contact A Team Dedicated To Your Needs

If you or a loved one suffered injuries after a slip-and-fall accident at a Tampa restaurant or bar, our attorneys will advocate for your best interests every step of the way. Call our office at 813-302-1265 or email us to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced team.