The food at Shake Shack may be tasty, but that doesn’t mean the store isn’t responsible for your safety. If you are injured during a slip and fall accident in a Shake Shack in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. To know your options, talk to a Shake Shack slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible.
Our injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates have been helping injured Georgians win the compensation they need and deserve for the past 20 plus years. We know how frustrating it can be to seek money from a large chain like Shake Shack—and insurance companies don’t make it easy. Let us handle the legal details and seek the fullest recovery possible for your losses.
Contact us today at (404) 400-4000 or online to get a FREE consultation and case evaluation. We’ll talk about the details of what happened and how you can help—at no risk to you. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE.
Shake Shack and Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia
Shake Shack began as a hot dog stand in New York City in 2001, and it has since grown to over 249 locations throughout the United States, including a few locations in Georgia, and internationally. At Shake Shack, you’ll find hot dogs, burgers, chicken bites, crinkle-cut fries, and milkshakes.
Even at a place where many people love the food, serious injuries can happen. Every day, restaurant patrons file personal injury claims to seek compensation following an accident. If a Shake Shack store may be liable for your slip and fall accident, you may have grounds to file a claim for damages.
How a Slip and Fall Accident Claim Against Shake Shack Works
In Georgia, everyone has a duty of care to act in a way that doesn’t harm others. When someone is injured because another person was negligent, the negligent party may be responsible for the resulting damages. The same applies to businesses in Georgia—like Shake Shake.
The workers at Shake Shack must regularly check for hazardous or dangerous conditions on their premises that could cause an accident. Common slip and fall dangers that are present in places like this include:
- Wet, slippery floors from mopping, rain, melted ice, or water
- Spilled food or drink products
- Curled up rugs or carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Poor lighting in walkways
- And more
If workers are not diligent to watch for, clean up, and/or warn customers about potential hazards and someone gets injured, the store may be responsible for the costs. If you were a slip and fall accident victim at a Shake Shack, you might be able to file a personal injury claim (also known as a slip and fall claim in this situation) for damages. This claim will be filed with the store’s insurance company.
To have a valid slip and fall accident claim, you’ll need to show that Shake Shack employees should have known about and cleaned up a slip and fall hazard but didn’t. You’ll also need to prove that your injuries resulted from the store’s negligence and that you have damages as a result.
The above elements are very difficult to prove alone, which is why we highly recommend you contact an experienced slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia for help. To get a FREE consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys, contact John Foy & Associates at (404) 400-4000 today.
Types of Damages You Can Seek After a Shake Shack Slip and Fall
There are two main types of personal injury damages you can include in your slip and fall accident claim:
- Special damages and
- General damages
Special Damages in a Slip and Fall Claim
Special damages are the most common type victims seek in slip and fall cases. These damages are meant to compensate you for monetary losses that have a set dollar amount.
Special damages you might have from your accident include:
- Medical costs for current and future medical care like doctor bills, prescription medications, tests, surgeries, and physical therapy
- Lost wages from work you’ve had to miss while getting treated for your injuries
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage to repair or replace personal property
- Disability costs if your injuries significantly alter your life
- Wrongful death damages for loved ones if a slip and fall victim dies because of their injuries
To prove special damages, you’ll need to keep track of all medical bills and records, receipts, and other evidence of costs from the accident. Your claim will also need to include recent paystubs or other evidence of your income if you are claiming lost wages or lost earning capacity.
An experienced Shake Shake slip and fall accident lawyer can help you compile the right documents and other information to show special damages.
General Damages in a Slip and Fall Claim
Unlike special damages, general damages are all about non-monetary losses. These damages are much harder to calculate than general damages because there is no set dollar amount.
Examples of general damages you might suffer from your slip and fall accident include:
- Pain and suffering, which includes both physical pain and emotional damages like loss of enjoyment of life, fear, humiliation, or anger
- Loss of consortium for spouses who are left widowed because of a slip and fall accident
You and your lawyer will need to consider several factors in how the accident has affected you when accounting for general damages. It’s rarely a good idea to handle a case yourself if you have general damages. Only a legal professional will know how to accurately calculate the value of your total damages.
Talk to a Shake Shack Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
Don’t get stuck paying for bills (and emotional damages) that were not your fault. You may be entitled to full compensation for what was lost. To find out your options for sure, schedule a FREE consultation by calling (404) 400-4000 or contacting us online now. At John Foy & Associates, we are available 24/7 to take your call.