Slip and Fall at McDonald’s? Our Lawyers Can Help
McDonald’s is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain. As one of the world’s largest restaurant chains, it serves about 69 million customers on a daily basis in more than 100 countries across 39,600 outlets. McDonald’s is the world’s second largest private employer, with 1.9 million employees, 1.5 million of whom are employed by franchises.
With such an extensive worldwide presence, the employees of McDonald’s may often neglect to notice the many spills that occur in the restaurant, and may not clean up the spills in a timely fashion so as to prevent an accident. Or they may fail to warn of dangerous conditions that could cause customers to slip, trip and fall. Employees of McDonald’s have a duty to make certain that their customers are kept safe while they are dining in the restaurant, or merely waiting in line to be served. If you were injured at McDonald’s, call the personal injury attorneys at MyPhillyLawyer at (215) 789-9346.
What Kind of Injuries Have McDonald’s Customers Suffered?
The majority of slip and fall accidents at McDonald’s have not resulted in serious or life-threatening injuries. However, there are times when customers slip, trip and fall and, as a result, become severely injured. For instance, due to the many hazards present in McDonald’s, such as the grease from cooking food, the ice cream machines and the area around the soda fountains, customers are likely to slip, trip and fall and potentially hurt themselves.
While employees are supposed to maintain the cleanliness of their work stations, they may not always do so, and thus, customers may have an accident and become injured. Because McDonald’s appeals to kids, in all likelihood, there will often be spilled soda, French fries and other food items that could possibly cause an accident.
If you suffered a serious injury while you were a customer at McDonald’s, you may have a valid case of negligence against the fast food chain. You may be able to obtain damages for your injury. Among the usual kinds of injuries that people sustain in slip and fall accidents are:
- Leg injury
- Back injury
- Shoulder injury
- Cuts and abrasions
If you have suffered these or other slip and fall injuries at McDonald’s, you may be able to secure compensation. This compensation is comparable to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and could include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Costs of rehabilitation
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at McDonald’s
1. See a medical professional right away.
2. Do not sign any forms from McDonald’s management or anyone acting on their behalf, including their lawyers and insurance company representatives, until you have consulted legal counsel.
3. Do not initiate a claim against them by yourself. Call MyPhillyLawyer, and have a skilled personal injury attorney represent you.