McDonald’s is a popular American burger and fast food restaurant chain that is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. It is among the largest restaurant chains in the world. It serves about 68 million customers on a daily basis in 619 countries throughout approximately 36,615 outlets. As reported by the BBC in 2012, McDonald’s is the second largest private employer in the world (the largest is Walmart). McDonald’s has 1.9 million employees, of which 1.5 million are employed by franchises.
With such a large number of customers, McDonald’s is likely to be busy at any time of day. Therefore, the likelihood of spills occurring is quite high. The workers have a duty to make certain that none of the customers slip, trip or fall on the premises. If you were injured while dining at McDonald’s, call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg at 1-877-595-HURT (4878) for a free consultation with an attorney.
What Type of Injuries Have McDonald’s Customers Suffered?
Because McDonald’s is such a popular fast food restaurant, especially for kids, spills can easily occur. Kids, and even adults, may spill their soda, fries, ice cream, etc. In addition, the workers in the kitchen area may not clean up their work spaces thoroughly, and such carelessness may carry over to the seating area for the customers. Further, when employees mop the floors, they may fail to place a sign warning of a wet floor, and customers may unknowingly walk on the slippery floor, and suffer an injury.
If you were injured while dining at McDonald’s because of the negligence of the restaurant’s workers, you can file a lawsuit alleging that they were negligent, and you may be able to recover compensation.
Here are some of the common kinds of injuries that customers suffer in slip and fall accidents:
- Broken scapula
- Herniated disc
- Fractured skull
- Neck strain
If you suffered an injury while dining at McDonald’s, you may qualify to recover damages for your injuries. This compensation is similar to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and will aid in your recovery. It may cover the following expenses:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at McDonald’s:
1. Call a doctor right away to examine your injury.
2. Do not sign any forms from McDonald’s management, their attorneys or insurance representatives, before speaking with a lawyer.
3. Do not file a claim against them independently. Call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, and hire a personal injury attorney.