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I Slipped and Fell in Panera Bread

panera bread restaurnatWhile most of the streets of the US are filled with unhealthy fast food restaurants, there are some brands trying to do some good when it comes to dieting and nutrition. Therefore, Panera Bread deserves some credit.

With 1,500 locations around the country, they’ve grown exponentially in recent years and now have their HQ located in St Louis, Missouri. Especially popular for those wanting a lunchtime menu, Panera offers salads, sandwiches, soups, and much more.

As you can probably tell from the name of this page, we don’t want to talk about Panera and their menu. Instead, we want to address the risk of slipping and falling in one of their many restaurants.

Personal Injury in Panera Bread

Regardless of where you are in the US, it’s impossible to walk into a business establishment that’s completely free from risk. Though employees do all they can to maintain a safe environment, all it takes is a slight spillage of soup and a customer can fall down and injure their elbow on landing.

If this were to happen to you, what would you do? Would you have the finances to cope with the extra medical bills? What about if you were forced to stop working for a period of time? As many people will tell you from experience, going through a restaurant slip and fall can have very serious consequences physically and financially.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim Against Panera Bread Restaurant

If your injury has caused a sudden increase in expenditure and a reduction in income, you need help.  Fortunately, this help may arrive in the shape of compensation. Are you entitled to compensation after a slip and fall accident? This completely depends on the circumstances (and this is why a personal injury lawyer is worth their time!).

For you to receive compensation, it all comes down to one concept: negligence. Was somebody careless in Panera Bread and did this lead to your injury? Although your case is unique and we recommend getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer, there are four elements to keep in mind with negligence:

  • Did Panera Bread have a duty of care towards visitors to the establishment? - In short, yes. As well as keeping surfaces clean and floors clear of debris, they need to warm up foods sufficiently to prevent the growth of bacteria and customers falling ill.
  • Did Panera Bread fail in this duty? - For example, your accident may have been caused by insufficiently-cooked food. On the topic of slip and fall accidents, they may have been aware of a spillage near a table but failed to clean it up in a reasonable time.
  • Did you get injured from their failure? - In order for there to be a personal injury claim, there needs to have been some form of physical injury. If you slipped over a spillage and damaged your knee, we have three ticks in the first three boxes.
  • Is the injury directly linked to their negligence? - Finally, you won’t be able to get compensation from Panera Bread if you were riding around in skates. In fact, in any situation where Panera Bread couldn’t have foreseen and acted appropriately, compensation will be hard to come by. If the injury was a direct result of Panera Bread’s negligence, this is a different story and a personal injury lawyer will assist with your case.

Was there a duty of care? Did they breach this care? Were you injured? Was this injury a direct result of the breach in care? If you can answer positively to these four questions, we highly recommend getting in contact with a known and trusted personal injury lawyer, such as The Injury Firm.

Getting Legal Assistance

When taking on a big company like Panera Bread, we highly recommend consulting professionals who have experience in the field and understand how to navigate the delicate situation. With one wrong step, there’s a risk of lowering the compensation you receive, and this is where many have gone wrong in the past. For example, an insurance adjuster from Panera Bread may get in touch to apportion some of the blame to you; we’ll advise you on what you should and shouldn’t do while making a claim.

At all times, we’ll protect your legal rights and ensure you’re represented in the best way possible. Even if you’re incapable of doing anything yourself (due to the injuries), we’ll gather evidence on your behalf. We’ll talk to potential eyewitnesses, take photographs of the scene, compile your medical documentation in one place, and create a strong case against Panera Bread.

If you need help today, feel free to reach out and dial our number 954-951-0000 (or fill out a contact form!).

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

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