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Steps to take after a slip and fall accident in a restaurant

There are many restaurants in Georgia and people go to them every day. The main reason most go to restaurants is to eat food, but they are also great places for socializing with friends and family. The last thing on most people's minds when they are in a restaurant is whether they will be safe while they are there. People assume they will go in eat their food, enjoy the company of others and go on to their next destination.

This is not always the case though; some people end up suffering injuries in the restaurant due to the negligence of the owner and employees of the restaurant. Just like any other business owner, restaurant owners have a duty to keep their restaurants free of dangerous conditions, which could lead to injuries. This means they must make sure there are no liquids or food on the floor which people could cause a slip and fall accident as well as make sure that there are no boxes or other objects that people could trip over.

If they do not and people suffer injuries as a result, they may be liable and need to compensate the victim for their injuries. In order to help ensure that the victim is properly compensated though there are certain steps the victim should take after the accident. People need to collect as much evidence as they can. This includes taking pictures and making notes about what caused the accident as well as talking to potential witnesses and taking down their contact information. People should also document all their medical treatment due to the accident and keep records of any lost wages.

Unfortunately, people sometimes leave restaurants in Georgia with more than just a full stomach. Sometimes they leave with injuries as well. If this occurs, the victim should take certain steps to help ensure that they are able to receive the proper compensation. Experienced attorneys know what to do with the evidence and may be able to protect one's rights.

Source: Injury.FindLaw.com, "First steps in a personal injury claim," accessed on Oct. 10, 2017

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