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Three Ways to Prevent a Slip and Fall Injury in a Restaurant

Dining out has now become the meal choice for many us. You are provided a great meal while not having to worry about the effort of preparing the food and cleaning up afterward. Because people are dining out more than ever, a large number of restaurants have opened for business in Green Bay.

Spending your time and hard-earned money at a restaurant should be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as many Wisconsin restaurants are hazards waiting to happen for their patrons. Wet floors, dim lighting, and torn carpet that are often present in restaurants go unaddressed by the owners or management and cause serious injuries.

Due to the negligence of restaurant owners and managers, you may want to know how you can lower the risk of being another victim of a slip and fall accident. Three steps you can take to prevent a restaurant slip and fall accident are:

  1. Avoid the dark. Restaurants often dim their lights to set a mood or atmosphere for diners. If you feel that the lights are too low or that it may be hard to see obstacles when you walk, don’t walk. Speak with the management and staff, and have them escort you or increase the lighting.
  2. Be alert to risks. When walking through a restaurant, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Look for any spills that might not have been properly cleaned, tile or carpet that is sticking up, or a chair sticking out in the walkway.
  3. Avoid the hazards. If you see a possible danger, you should steer clear altogether. Do not try to take a giant step or hop over a puddle of liquid. Instead, take another route that will be clear of the danger.

Unfortunately, there are times we have to take matters in our own hands in order to stay safe. This does not, however, guarantee our safety from negligence. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident and would like more information, please browse through our extensive library of articles.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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