A customer is suing Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
The woman filed a complaint on June 29 in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida – Pinellas County, alleging that Outback failed to maintain its floors in a reasonably safe condition.
According to the complaint, the woman alleges that she was a customer at the an Outback in Clearwater on Aug. 13, 2014 when she slipped and fell on a foreign substance on the floor. She allegedly sustained injuries, pain and suffering, hospital and medical expenses, lost wages and mental anguish.
The woman holds Outback responsible for allegedly creating a dangerous condition on its premises and for failing to provide warning signs around the area where she fell.
If you suffer an injury from a slip and fall or trip and fall accident at a restaurant, you should follow these first steps:
- Do not delay in seeking out medical treatment. Get medical care right away!
- Do not sign anything from the restaurant’s management or their lawyers or insurance company until you have retained your own legal counsel.
- Call Whittel & Melton at 727-823-0000 to get the legal help you need right away.
The injuries sustained in a slip and fall or trip and fall at a restaurant can be serious and potentially permanent, with skyrocketing financial costs. You shouldn’t have to worry about money at a time like this, but many slip and fall or trip and fall victims do because they might be unable to work and provide for their families. Medical expenses are just another strain to your finances. Even if you have insurance, your co-pays will add up quickly when you pay out of pocket for every test, follow-up appointment, medical treatment, medication, therapy session, and whatever else your injury requires.