No one expects to get injured while dining at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant—but it can happen. In fact, slip and fall accidents at eating places in Georgia are more common than people realize. There are many different potential hazards at these establishments, and if you were injured in this way, it may mean the restaurant is responsible for your damages. A Ruby Tuesday slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia can help you know your legal options.
At John Foy & Associates, we’re here to help. Contact us after your slip and fall accident to get a FREE consultation and discuss the legal options available to you. You might be entitled to full compensation for your damages. To schedule your FREE consultation, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today.
Ruby Tuesday and Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia
The concept for Ruby Tuesday restaurants began back in 1972, and the name was inspired by the Rolling Stones song, “Ruby Tuesday.” The business has since grown to about 490 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee.
Ruby Tuesday restaurants have been known for their salad bars and burgers since they began. They also offer American fare like steaks, ribs, pasta dishes, seafood, and chicken dishes. Patrons can also order from a full bar that includes beers, wines, and cocktails.
Besides providing delicious food and beverage options and a pleasant dining experience, Ruby Tuesday employees must keep their premises safe for customers. If employees fail to keep the location safe and someone is injured in a slip and fall accident, the restaurant may be liable for the damages. That means that if you were injured at a Ruby Tuesday in Georgia, you might be entitled to compensation.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Ruby Tuesday
If Ruby Tuesday employees were indeed liable for your accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To seek this compensation, you’ll need to file a personal injury claim with Ruby Tuesday’s insurance company.
To build a strong claim after your accident, here are some things you should do.
Contact an Injury Lawyer for Slip and Fall Accidents at Ruby Tuesday
Speaking with a lawyer who has a lot of experience working on slip and fall cases involving restaurants like Ruby Tuesday is one of the best things you can do. An experienced lawyer can examine the details of your accident, make sure you have a case, and help you take the best steps to build a strong case.
Before you choose to work with someone, schedule a consultation to find out more about their experience. You want to hire an attorney who has lots of experience with slip and fall accidents. At John Foy & Associates, we have been working on these types of cases for 20 plus years. To schedule a FREE consultation with us, call (404) 400-4000 today.
Take Pictures at the Scene
Document the scene of the accident as well as you can. Use your phone to photograph the dangerous condition that caused your fall and the entire accident scene. This will provide context for your claim and preserve how everything looked right away.
Notify the Restaurant
Make sure the Ruby Tuesday’s manager knows that you fell and were injured. They will likely complete an accident report on what happened.
The manager might ask you questions about the accident. Be very careful to not apologize or admit any blame during this conversation. There was a reason you fell, and you don’t want something you say to be used against you later.
Get Witness Information
Unless you were dining outside of peak meal hours, chances are very good that someone else saw your accident and/or the hazardous condition that caused it. Talk to anyone who was a witness to what happened, and ask what they saw. Get their names and contact information.
Witness statements can be very important for your claim. Getting the contact information for these people can also help your lawyer when they are investigating what occurred.
Get Medical Care
Even if you feel okay after the slip and fall accident, always see a doctor to get your injuries evaluated. Many slip and fall injuries are worse than they appear at first, and waiting too long to get treatment is detrimental to your case. It’s best to see a doctor on the same day as your slip and fall accident.
Document Your Damages
Keep track of all medical bills, receipts, records, copies of reports, proof of lost wages, pictures of your injuries, and other documents that show what happened and the damages you suffered. This information will be vital to your claim.
How to Handle Partial Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident at Ruby Tuesday
Many slip and fall injury victims worry that they somehow caused their accident. If you have this same concern, we would urge you to speak with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer before assuming anything. People don’t fall for no reason, and there’s a good chance the restaurant was liable in some way.
The above being said, there are situations where more than one party is partially at fault in an injury accident. It doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still seek compensation.
Under Georgia Code section 51-12-33, you may still be entitled to compensation if you were less than 50% at fault for the accident. Georgia’s modified comparative negligence laws still allow an injury victim to seek damages but at a reduced rate based on their percentage of fault. If you have questions about this, contact your slip and fall accident lawyer today.
Talk to a Ruby Tuesday Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer for Free Today
Don’t suffer through the aftermath of a slip and fall accident at Ruby Tuesday alone. You deserve to know your legal options and seek financial recovery for damages you didn’t cause. To discuss your case with an experienced injury lawyer for FREE today, call John Foy & Associates at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.