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Slip And Fall Accidents In Restaurants And Bars


There are thousands of restaurants and bars throughout Florida, and while they can be a great place to meet friends, family, or go on a date they also pose potential risks to customers when the premises is not upkept as it should be. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claim and can cause serious injuries to victims when property owners do not protect guests from hazards on the property. At Earnhart Law, our experienced Delray Beach premises liability lawyers are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident in a restaurant or bar. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation of your case.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

There are many different hazards that can cause a slip and fall accident in a restaurant or bar. Property owners and occupiers have a duty to keep their premises free of dangers that could cause an accident for guests, and when they fail to do so they can be held liable under the concept of premises liability. Customers at restaurants and bars are given the highest duty of care in Florida, where premises owners are required to regularly inspect their property, fix hazardous conditions, and warn guests of any dangers that they knew or should have known about.

Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents in restaurants and bars throughout Florida include the following:

  • Spilled drinks on the ground,
  • Spilled cleaning products or other liquids,
  • Cracked or uneven flooring,
  • Water or sand from the beach,
  • Broken stairs or handrails,
  • Overservice of alcohol,
  • Poor lighting on the premises, and more.

Injuries Caused by Slip and Falls

While many people consider a slip and fall to be a minor accident, in reality it can cause severe injuries to victims. Common injuries reported after this type of accident in a restaurant or bar include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI),
  • Skull fractures,
  • Facial trauma,
  • Broken bones,
  • Neck injuries,
  • Soft tissue injuries,
  • Contusions and Lacerations,
  • Nerve damage, and other serious injuries.

For more vulnerable victims, such as the elderly, injuries caused by a slip and fall accident can result in substantial medical treatment as well as potential complications. One common example is an elderly victim that breaks a hip from a slip and fall in a restaurant who ultimately requires a hip replacement and months of rehabilitation. To learn more about the potential severity of a slip and fall accident and what your case might be worth after a slip and fall in a restaurant or bar, talk to our office today.

Call or Contact Earnhart Law Today

In Delray Beach, the attorneys at Earnhart Law understand how serious a slip and fall accident in a restaurant or bar can be for injury victims. If you are interested in speaking with a knowledgeable lawyer about the legal options in your case, call or contact our office today.

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