Domino’s focuses much of its marketing on touting a fast pizza-delivery service, but they also offer carryout and dine-in options. If you go inside Domino’s to get your food, the company is required to make sure your in-store experience is safe.
If Domino’s does not provide safe conditions in its stores, you may be in danger of a slip and fall accident. This could be caused by a lack of proper training or management protocols by Domino’s, or it could be an employee or manager negligent of cleaning and maintenance guidelines.
A slip and fall accident in a Georgia Domino’s store can cause serious and often expensive injuries. Thankfully the lawyers at John Foy & Associates may be able to help you recover some of these costs from Domino’s. For more than 20 years John Foy & Associates has been fighting and winning. Call us today at (404) 400-4000 for your no-obligation consultation.
In 1960, Tom and James Monaghan founded what would later become Domino’s Pizza by purchasing “Domi-Nick’s” restaurant in Ypsilanti, MI. After purchasing James Monaghan’s half of the business in 1965, Tom Monaghan changed the name to Domino’s Pizza.
Franchise locations began popping up around Michigan in 1967 and then spread rapidly across the United States and eventually around the world. There are now more than 16,500 Domino’s stores in operation.
Potential Hazards in Domino’s
Busy restaurants like Domino’s are going to need regular cleaning and repairs to maintain safe conditions for their customers. If an employee at one of Domino’s Georgia locations neglects to rectify certain hazards, it could result in a slip and fall.
Hazards that could cause a slip and fall accident include:
- Freshly mopped floors — After mopping tile floors, employees should rope off or place warning around the area letting customers know to watch their step.
- Spilled food or soda — Spilled food or drink items can create slippery conditions; therefore, employees should clean them up promptly.
- Objects in your path — You could trip over objects inadvertently left in your path including pizza boxes, cleaning supplies, or dining room chairs.
- Damaged or uneven flooring — Floor mats placed incorrectly, damaged flooring, or uneven pavement on the sidewalk or parking lot could cause you to slip and fall.
Consequences of a Slip and Fall Accident
A Domino’s slip and fall accident can have serious consequences in the form of physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial difficulties.
You should see a doctor as soon as possible so your physical injuries can be evaluated and treated. Physical injuries that could happen during your fall include:
- Broken ribs
- Bruises and cuts
- Back pain
- Wrist or arm injury if you reach down to break your fall
- A concussion from hitting your head
- Spinal cord injury
- Ankle sprain
These injuries can lead to emotional and financial hardships that can be difficult for you to endure on your own. Thankfully, you may be eligible for financial compensation from Domino’s if your injuries were caused by negligence. You could be reimbursed for:
- Travel expenses, including ambulance fees and the cost of gas to travel to your appointments.
- Bills for emergency room or urgent care treatment.
- Lost wages or long-term earning potential if your injuries affect your ability to work.
- Prescription or over-the-counter medication.
- Bills for doctor appointments to evaluate and treat your injuries.
- Bills for additional treatments like surgery or therapy.
- The distress caused by your injuries, also known as pain and suffering.
What To Do Next
After your slip and fall accident, try to determine what level of care you need. You may be able to use ice or bandages to treat minor injuries yourself before going to see your doctor, or you may need to call 911 and go to the nearest emergency room immediately if your injuries are critical.
If you or a member of your party can stay on the scene after your fall, it may be helpful to take photographs to document hazards before they are cleaned up. You can also talk to other customers in the store and write down the names and phone numbers of those who are willing to act as witnesses in your case.
Domino’s will probably draw up an “incident report” to document your accident. Ask for a copy of this report, and do not sign anything until you talk to a slip and fall attorney. He or she can review the document and advise you on your next steps.
John Foy & Associates Is Here to Help
The slip and fall attorneys at John Foy & Associates have been committed to serving victims of negligence in Georgia for more than 20 years. We can investigate your accident, negotiate with Domino’s on your behalf, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Reach out to us today by calling (404) 400-4000. An associate is standing by to schedule your free consultation.