The last thing you’d expect when visiting your local Jason’s Deli is a slip and fall accident—but they happen every day. If the restaurant’s employees are not careful to watch for and clean up potential hazards, customers can become injured. If you were hurt in this way, it’s time to talk to a Jason’s Deli slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia for help.
At John Foy & Associates, we can help you file a personal injury claim with Jason’s Deli’s insurance company for your damages. We have been doing this for injury victims over the past 20 plus years, so we know what it takes to win cases.
Let us give you a FREE consultation where we’ll go over the details of your case, answer any questions, and discuss how we can help. Call us today at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your FREE consultation.
An Overview of Jason’s Deli and Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia
Jason’s Deli was founded in 1976 in Beaumont, Texas. It was named after one of the founder’s sons, Jay. In 1988, Jason’s Deli started opening franchise locations and now has over 290 locations throughout 29 U.S. states. There are 20 Jason’s Deli locations in Georgia, including in Atlanta, Decatur, Douglasville, Marietta, and Lawrenceville.
Although many people love the food at Jason’s Deli, especially their all-you-can-eat salad bar, it doesn’t mean injury accidents can’t happen. Managers and employees must enforce and uphold certain safety standards that protect diners from harm. If they do not do this, the injured individual may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages.
What You Should Do After Slipping and Falling in a Jason’s Deli in Georgia
Everything you do after your slip and fall accident has the potential to help or hurt your case.
Since most injury victims have never dealt with an accident like this before, it’s understandable that they don’t know how to legally protect themselves. This is why it’s so beneficial to hire an injury lawyer who has experience with slip and fall accident cases at places like Jason’s Deli. A lawyer can make sure you are taking the best action to support and build your case.
Besides working with a lawyer, there are other ways you can help your injury claim after your accident. Here are some of the top things we recommend doing.
Notify the Restaurant
Talk to a store employee, and ask them to take you to a manager. Tell the manager that you slipped, fell, and were injured in the store. They will likely complete an accident report of what happened.
Also, get the name and contact information of the manager for your records. If you get the sense that they are trying to put some (or all) of the blame for the accident on you, be very careful not to admit any blame or take any responsibility for what occurred. Stick with the basic facts, then call your lawyer.
Get Photos at the Scene
If you are well enough to do so, use your phone camera to take pictures of:
- The location where you slipped and fell
- The dangerous condition or hazard that caused your fall
- Several angles, including zoomed out shots, of the accident scene
- Any injuries that are immediately apparent after the accident
Picture evidence is very important in a slip and fall accident claim because it preserves the scene even if employees clean up or change the scene soon after.
Look for Witnesses
Many times when an injury accident happens in a restaurant, other people are around to see it. Talk to anyone who may have seen you fall or seen the hazard that caused your accident. Ask for the names and contact information.
Get Medical Attention
If your slip and fall accident injuries are very serious, don’t delay getting emergency medical treatment. Otherwise, if you are well enough to stay and document the scene, make sure you see a doctor as soon as possible after you leave.
If you wait too long to see a doctor, it will become hard to prove that your injuries and related damages were caused by the slip and fall accident. You will need to show that you were hurt seriously enough to need treatment right away. Plus, many slip and fall injuries can worsen with time—even if they seem okay at first.
Keep Track of Your Damages
Maintain documentation of everything related to your accident, including:
- A copy of the accident report
- Your medical bills,
- Proof of missed work time
- Receipts for prescription medications
- Witness statements
- Your personal notes on the accident
This kind of documentation will need to be included in the personal injury claim you’ll file with the store’s insurance company. If you have questions about what types of evidence you need to collect, contact your Jason’s Deli slip and fall accident and injury lawyer.
How a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Personal injury cases resulting from slip and fall accidents in chain restaurants can be very complex and frustrating. Large companies are used to handling injury claims, and they will have their own team of legal professionals ready to handle them. Insurance companies will look for any way to reduce how much they have to pay you, so you’ll need to be prepared.
An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Jason’s Deli in Georgia can help you with your case from start to finish. If the insurance company tries to offer you a lowball settlement, your lawyer will work to negotiate a recovery amount that is actually fair to you. They can also help you start on track timeline-wise since you must file a Georgia personal injury claim within two years of the accident (Georgia Code section 9-3-33).
Get a Free Consultation with a Jason’s Deli Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer Today
At John Foy & Associates, we have been helping slip and fall injury victims win the money they need for more than 20 years. It’s risk-free to work with us because we don’t take a fee unless we win you money—and the consultation is always FREE.
To get started with your FREE consultation and case evaluation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.