Burger King is a highly visible and immensely popular American fast food restaurant that serves breakfast as well as a robust lunch and dinner menu. With over 18,000 Burger King franchises operating in 2020 with an estimated 11,000 customers per day, it’s no wonder Burger King has continuing plans for expansion. While the popularity of Burger King is a plus for business owners, customers often experience the downside of the busy eatery: Slip and fall accidents. If you or a family member suffered a fall at a Burger King restaurant and were injured as a result, the team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers can help. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers is a law firm with the expertise needed to hold businesses accountable for their negligence. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®” Call today at (800) 577-5188.
Injuries Caused By Slip and Fall Accidents
Falling down in a restaurant like Burger King can be embarrassing and it is tempting to try to laugh it off, and in some cases, the incident simply ends with a funny story to tell, but for many others, a fall can cause serious injuries, and tragically, in some cases, even death. Depending on the circumstances, a slip and fall accident can cause extensive trauma to the human body—the head, neck and extremities. A customer at Burger King who slips and falls may collide with chairs, tables or countertops, causing serious and long lasting harm.
Common injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident include but are not limited to:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Ankle and wrist sprains and strains
- Concussion, loss of consciousness
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord trauma
- Strained back muscles
- Broken hips, wrists, shoulders and ankles
- Damage to teeth
- Spinal disc herniation
If you were hurt during a slip and fall accident while at Burger King, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Stone Cold Guarantee offered by Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, ensures a free consultation where “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®”. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case. Contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers today. (800) 577-5188
Common Causes of Burger King Slip and Fall Accidents
Burger King is a fast-paced restaurant that attracts customers of all kinds, families with kids, young dating couples, and seniors stopping in for a quick bite. During peak business hours, such as lunch and dinner time, Burger King sees significant foot traffic. The large crowds and varying age-groups are the perfect set-up for spilled drinks, dropped meals, and fumbled milkshakes.
Employees are responsible for tending to spills by marking them with a danger sign or barrier, and clearing the hazardous mess as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many fast food restaurants are understaffed and possibly undertrained and not all spills are identified and resolved in a timely manner.
Spilled drinks and food are not the only hazard in a Burger King, the very act of cleaning the restaurant may result in a dangerous condition if not done properly. Overly wet floors, overuse of slippery cleaning products and failure to warn customers of a freshly mopped floor can result in serious injury. According to the National Safety Council, failure to use warning signs and barriers significantly increases the likelihood of a slip and fall accident.
Despite employees’ best efforts at organization, sometimes boxes, garbage and debris can interfere with the flow of traffic inside a Burger King. The added congestion of this disorganization can result in a tripping hazard.
Slip and fall dangers are not exclusive to the interior of a Burger King. Exterior conditions of the parking lot, sidewalks and entrances can also be dangerous. While no one can control the weather, Burger King franchise owners have a duty to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. In addition, repairs to broken concrete, cracked sidewalks and parking lot potholes should be completed in a timely manner.
Burger King Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Burger King slip and fall accident, time is of the essence. Every state has laws that limit the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. If you delay contacting a lawyer and wait to file your slip and fall lawsuit, you may permanently lose or severely limit your opportunity to receive compensation.
The time frame for filing a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. The amount of time you have to file will vary depending on the state you are in. Some states have a very short deadline and others allow filing within a four year window. Failure to file within the statute of limitations has severe consequences in all states. A case filed after the deadline will likely be dismissed, regardless of how severely the victim was injured, or how grievous the negligence of the defendant.
Some states provide rare exceptions to the statute of limitations but it is best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible about your case to avoid being penalized.
Jason Stone Injury Lawyers Will Fight For You
Taking on a big business like Burger King can seem impossible, but with the team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, you are not alone. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers has the expertise and determination necessary to help fight for what you deserve and hold the negligent party responsible.
Remember, with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®” so don’t hesitate to call today and schedule your free consultation. (800) 577-5188.