Almost every family in the U.S. is familiar with Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza, arcade games, and their famous, singing rat mascot. Although kids and adults of all ages can enjoy the fun at these establishments, they are not free of slip and fall hazards. If you were injured after slipping and falling at Chuck E. Cheese in Georgia, a Georgia slip and fall accident lawyer can help you seek compensation.
At John Foy & Associates, we know what it takes to win slip and fall accident cases. We can help you build a strong insurance claim and fight for your right to financial recovery for your damages. To get started with a FREE consultation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Chuck E. Cheese and Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia
Chuck E. Cheese is a pizza and family entertainment business founded in 1977 and headquartered in Irving, Texas. As of the year 2017, they had 608 locations throughout 47 states and 13 foreign countries and territories.
Chuck E. Cheese restaurants boast fresh, handcrafted pizzas, tons of games, private birthday parties, and more. A trip to Chuck E. Cheese is generally a fun time, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, a diner can leave the restaurant with painful injuries, mounting medical bills, missed workdays, and more.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a Chuck E. Cheese location in Georgia, it’s time to take legal action. You may be able to file a personal injury claim with the store’s insurance company to seek compensation for your damages.
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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at a Chuck E. Cheese in Georgia
From the moments after your slip and fall accident happens, you can start gathering evidence to show what happened. You’ll need to prove that:
- The Chuck E. Cheese store owed you a duty of care.
- The store breached its legal duty to exercise care.
- Your slip and fall accident happened because of the store’s negligence.
- You suffered damages because of the accident.
Here are some of the best ways you can compile evidence and other information to support your insurance claim.
Report the Slip and Fall to the Restaurant
You should definitely let the Chuck E. Cheese’s manager know about your slip and fall accident. They will likely create an accident report of what happened, and it’s a good idea to ask for a copy. Make sure the manager understands that you slipped and fell and that you were injured.
If you get the sense that the manager is blaming you for the accident, do not apologize or accept any blame. Stick with the facts of what happened so that nothing you say could be used against you later.
Document the Scene
Pictures can be very powerful in demonstrating what happened during a slip and fall accident. If you can, use your phone or a camera at the scene to snap pictures of:
- The hazard that caused your slip and fall accident
- The entire accident scene where you fell
- Your injuries
- Anything else that you think helps show what happened
Talk to Witnesses
Chances are good that other people saw you fall and/or noticed the hazardous situation that caused your fall. Talk to these people, get their names and contact information, and ask if they’d be willing to give a statement. Your lawyer can also reach out to these people later for statements.
Get Medical Attention
If an ambulance had to be called, tell the medics exactly what happened. Don’t delay getting emergency attention if your injuries are serious or life-threatening. Otherwise, make sure you see a doctor as soon as possible after leaving the scene.
Make sure you keep copies of all medical bills, records, medication receipts, doctor notes, and other evidence of your damages. Go to all follow-up appointments and follow your doctor’s instructions and recommendations for your care. This will show the insurance company that you’re serious about getting treatment of your accident injuries.
Talk to a Chuck E. Cheese Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Slip and fall accident claims can be very complicated, and it can be especially hard to seek damages from large chains like Chuck E. Cheese. Your case is almost always more valuable when you have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Thankfully, most injury lawyers in Georgia—like John Foy & Associates—do not take any upfront fees. You don’t pay unless your lawyer wins you money, and then their fee is simply taken as a percentage of your settlement. To get a FREE consultation with one of our experienced lawyers today, call (404) 400-4000 at any time.
Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents at Chuck E. Cheese
It’s fairly common for slip and fall injury victims to blame themselves for what happened.
It’s human nature to assume you were just being clumsy or the apologize out of politeness. But people don’t fall for no reason, and you may realize that the store was more negligent than you thought. That being said, you do have a duty to exercise “ordinary care” in avoiding consequences that could have caused your accident (Georgia Code section 55-11-7).
Partial Negligence and Compensation in Georgia
The store or their insurance company might try to say that you could have avoided the slip and fall (and your damages) if you had been more careful. This is often exaggerated to reduce the store’s liability, so don’t let this affect your view of the accident without talking to a lawyer first.
On the other hand, if it turns out you were partially negligent in your accident, you may still be able to recover damages if you were less than 50% at fault (Georgia Code section 51-12-33). Contact a lawyer who has experience with slip and fall cases in Georgia before assuming things one way or the other.
Talk to a Chuck E. Cheese Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we can help investigate your case, build a strong injury claim, and fight for your right to compensation. Contact us today and we’ll discuss your options during a FREE consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your FREE consultation today.