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Slip and Fall Accident at Subway Restaurant

Chicago Subway RestaurantThough we know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, there’s still nothing wrong with a good treat every so often and a Subway restaurant is a great way to get this treat. Though it’s not something we imagine happening while popping in for a sub, a small percentage of customers walk away with serious injuries after experiencing a slip and fall accident in the restaurant.

Often, people think the company with the most franchises in the US is McDonald’s or Starbucks, but the winner in this category is actually Subway. With over 25,500 locations across the country, that’s a huge amount of space that needs to be safe for all customers throughout the whole day.

As you may know, restaurants and cafes have a higher risk than normal of slip and fall accidents and this is true for Subway too. With salad, cups, soup, cookies, and all sorts of toppings, these ingredients can make their way onto the floor for the next customer to come along and slip.

Personal Injury in Subway Restaurant

In truth, the list of hazards, and therefore types of restaurant slip and fall, is endless. However, here are a few examples;

  • Food on the floor
  • Mopped floors (with no ‘wet floor’ sign)
  • Soda and other liquids on the floor
  • Condiments on a surface

It isn’t just the food either, the tall tables and chairs can be a problem while carrying food. Also, it could be something universally problematic like a hazard in the parking lot or toilets.

Responsibility of Subway Restaurant Workers

As has become custom in many restaurants, every single member of the Subway team is expected to contribute to the cleaning. Rather than hiring a cleaner specifically for this task, every member keeps an eye on the customer-concentrated areas and for potential hazards. When the store closes, the Subway handbook actually says that all workers should empty the trash, clean up, mop the floors, and ensure the establishment is ready for the next day.

Example of Lawsuits Against Subway Restaurants

Over the years, Subway has been forced into fighting its fair share of lawsuits. For example, there was a very important one back in 2009 and there were a couple of reasons why the claimant was able to win $150,000 in compensation.

As the woman stated in the claim, she slipped on some soda while walking into the establishment. If this were the full story, compensation would be difficult to obtain since the spillage may have only just occurred. However, two things happened;

  • Two eyewitnesses came forward and supported the woman.
  • The manager turned and shouted at an employee saying that they had already asked for the spillage to be cleared (the two witnesses corroborated this story).

With the two statements, Subway was essentially admitting that they knew the spillage was there and that it hadn’t been cleared; this put customers at risk. Ultimately, the victim received a large amount for pain and suffering as well as her medical bills.

Personal Injury Lawyer - Slip and Fall Accident

Sadly, even the tamest restaurant slip and fall accidents can lead to personal injury. In the past, we’ve seen sprains and strains, broken bones, spinal injuries, and more; small, inconspicuous falls can actually lead to long-term injuries and damage. When this happens, it causes medical bills and time off work. From this moment, life becomes a struggle because you’re trying to pay living expenses (rent, utilities, etc.) while also paying medical expenses and not earning money.

With a personal injury lawyer, you can chase the compensation you deserve while also dealing with the injury and the sudden change to your life. After a restaurant slip and fall, we know that all you want is for life to return to normal. When you’re dealing with insurance companies, claims, and potential lawsuits, this is difficult. Why not allow us to take this pressure from you?

Thanks to our extensive experience and training, we know how the personal injury claims process works and we’ll stand by your side from start to finish. When you first get in touch, we’ll listen to your story as you explain how the slip or fall unfolded. From here, we’ll attempt to gather evidence on your behalf whether this comes from medical documentation, eyewitness reports, or photographs of the scene.

With a strong case, the insurance company and adjusters from Subway might make an offer. If they offer low or are still trying to get away without paying, we have the resources to take the case in front of a judge.

Just because Subway has a huge presence across the country, don’t let this put you off making a claim when they were negligent and have caused you injuries (and endless nights of worry!). Contact The Injury Firm today!

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