With Little Caesars’ “Hot-N-Ready” menu, your last-minute dinner can be ready with a quick stop for carryout pizza. Even though you most likely won’t spend much time inside the store, you could end up with a slip and fall injury if Little Caesars is negligent about providing a safe environment for its customers.
Potential injuries which can occur during a slip and fall accident include:
- Wrist or ankle sprains
- Torn ligaments
- Back injury
- Broken bones, especially in the arm, hand, hip or ribs
- Dislocated shoulder
- Neck injury, including whiplash injury
- Cuts and bruises
- Black eye
These injuries can be painful and expensive if you find yourself with mounting medical bills and have to miss time at work during your recovery. Little Caesars may be legally required to reimburse you for these expenses if a judge finds they were responsible for your injuries. Call John Foy & Associates today at 404-260-2412 for your free consultation and case review.
Little Caesars Background
The first Little Caesars restaurant was opened in 1959 in the Detroit suburb of Garden City, MI. By 1962 the first franchise store was established, followed by rapid growth that eventually reached all 50 states, including more than 133 in Georgia and 15 stores in the greater Atlanta area.
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Little Caesars Slip and Fall Hazards
Little Caesars tries to keep its pizza fast and convenient with Hot-N-Ready pizza selections that do not have to be ordered in advance and Pizza Portals where customers pay online and pick up their order at the store.
With such a focus on speed, Little Caesars employees and managers may not always be consistent when it comes to following safety or maintenance protocols. Anytime someone cuts a corner, there is a chance that a safety hazard could cause a slip and fall accident.
If you slip and fall in Little Caesars, look around the area where you fell to see if there are hazards that may have caused you to lose your footing. Hazards you may find in a Little Caesars store include:
- A soda bottle or pizza box dropped on the floor
- Slippery conditions from pizza or soda spilled onto the floor
- Damaged flooring or a bunched up floor mat
- Large or uneven cracks in the sidewalk or parking lot pavement
- Burned-out lightbulbs which create dim or shadowy conditions
- Newly mopped or waxed floors
- Rain-soaked boots or umbrellas tracking water onto high-traffic areas
Little Caesars or its employees may be aware of a hazard yet do nothing to resolve the situation. If you are not warned to watch your step and you slip and fall because of one of these dangers, you may have a valid premises liability claim to receive compensation from Little Caesars.
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What To Do After Your Slip and Fall Injury
In the immediate aftermath of your fall, evaluate your injuries and consider whether emergency medical care is required. If so, call 911 or go straight to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center. Retain copies of photos or diagnostic scans that document your injuries in case you decide to sue for compensation.
If you can stay on the scene after your Little Caesars slip and fall accident, there are additional steps you can take to gather evidence and establish a stronger case:
- Use your cell phone or another camera to take pictures of hazards and the entire area where your slip and fall accident occurred.
- Talk to other customers in the store who may have seen you fall. Ask them to write down their names and phone numbers in case you need them to serve as witnesses or give a formal statement.
- Check the walls and ceiling of the store for locations of security cameras. Ask the manager on duty for copies of the video footage from the time of your accident.
- File an incident report and make sure to keep a copy of the report for your records.
- Do not take the blame for your fall by, for example, saying you were clumsy or should have watched where you were going. Under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule, this could reduce or even eliminate your damage award.
Hire a Slip and Fall Attorney
If you decide to file a lawsuit against Little Caesars, you will need to do so within Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations. Hire a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after your fall since he or she can help you meet these important deadlines. Your lawyer can also assist you in:
- Investigating your accident
- Gathering evidence
- Negotiating with Little Caesars on your behalf
The experienced slip and fall lawyers at John Foy & Associates are committed to helping victims of negligence in Georgia. Call us today at 404-260-2412 so we can help you get the compensation you are owed. There is no risk to you, so schedule your free consultation today.