I slipped and fell and shattered my elbow at a Providence restaurant due to a slippery surface. There were several other patrons who slipped in the same spot (near the bar and server’s station) all witnessed by one of the bartenders. I have some mobility issues and will need another surgery and continued physical therapy. Do I have a case against the restaurant and can I sue for damages as I will probably not be able to play tennis like I had in the past?
Slip and fall cases are extremely difficult to prevail upon. However, it sounds like you may have one of the very few viable cases. Your case hinges upon the testimony of the bartender, as once he became aware of the slippery condition; the restaurant had an obligation to clean the area. There failure to do so might cause them to become liable to you for your injuries. Of course, if you also saw people slip prior to your slip, this my negate your claim as you were aware of the condition and had an obligation to avoid it.
Providence Slip and Fall Attorney, Christopher E. Heberg obtains favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients’ slip and fall personal injury claims. Attorney Heberg has represented numerous clients from Providence and the surrounding communities including: West Warwick, East Greenwich, Greenwich Bay, and Cranston.
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