If you are a fan of Baskin-Robbins 31 flavors originally offered as one for each day of the month, you are not alone. There are over 2350 locations across the country. And it is no surprise that nearly 20% of those locations, or around 400, are in California. The long summer days spent at the beach and the cooler evenings after the sun sets are perfect for a trip to Baskin-Robbins to enjoy a cup or cone of your favorite ice cream flavor.
If you reside in the Los Angeles area, you are never far from a Baskin-Robbins location, as there are over fifty in LA and these surrounding cities:
- Highland Park
- Huntington Park
- Monterey Park
- South Pasadena
- San Gabriel
- South Gate
- Studio City
- Pico Rivera
- Toluca Lake
- La Crescenta
- South El Monte
So you can grab a milkshake or sundae with ease. But you must also understand the potential to suffer a severe injury in a Baskin-Robbins due to the many slip and fall hazards in these shops. Sadly, the focus on staff members is often focused only on serving ice cream and not on the essential cleanup of dangerous spills and other dangers to the patrons of these establishments.
If you or a loved one has left a California Baskin-Robbins with an injury due to a slip and fall injury accident, the experts at DTLA Law Group are here to help you understand your rights. Only after you know that someone else could be to blame for your injuries will you have the ability to take legal action and protect yourself and your financial future. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to speak to a Baskin-Robbins slip and fall lawyer and schedule your free consultation to discuss your case in depth and determine if a Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injury lawsuit is the best way for you to overcome the financial hardships your injuries have created. We are here 24/7 to ensure you get the answers you need quickly.
Why Are Baskin-Robbins Locations So Hazardous?
When you think of your favorite Baskin-Robbins location, the images could include the countless tubs of ice cream in the glass case, cones and bowls stacked off to the side, and even an assortment of take-home items. But most customers fail to think about the countless spills on the floor, napkins, and straw wrappers littering the area, and the water often tracked into the store from outdoors.
While these issues don’t sound terribly hazardous, they can all become the cause of a slip and fall injury accident in a fraction of a second. But what makes it worse is that staff members could have eliminated these safety concerns with just a minute or two of minimal effort. But instead, they choose to ignore the many dangers to customer safety that, include:
- Ice cream that has fallen to the floor and is a nasty and slippery mess
- Drinks that are spilled on the floor
- Ice that is dropped and will soon become a hazardous and hard to see puddle
- Ice cream sprinkles, candy, or other toppings that have found their way to the floor
- Napkins, straw wrappers, wax paper, or receipts that were dropped but not picked up by a patron or employee
- Water leaking from a cooler, damaged water line, or splashed from a sink that is creating a slip and fall hazard
- Damaged or folded floor mats
- Floor mats that are saturated with water and provide a false sense of security when guests assume their shoes are now dry
Certainly, these issues are not specific or only occurring at Baskin-Robbins stores. However, the staff at Baskin-Robbins does seem to be very good at ignoring these obvious housekeeping issues and failing to eliminate them.
Is Baskin-Robbins Responsible For Your Slip And Fall Injuries?
When you suffer a Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injury, you could wonder who is to blame for your pain and costly medical bills. In addition, it could be impossible to figure out who spilled the water or ice cream that caused you to slip and fall. Fortunately, that information is not often needed when determining whom to blame for most slip and fall injuries in Baskin-Robbins locations.
Instead, the concept of premises liability is used to determine if there was any negligence on the part of the owner or staff at the location where you suffered your injuries. Premises liability is part of the legal system that outlines the safety related obligations of a business or property owner. And it provides a way for your DTLA Law Group Baskin-Robbins slip and fall lawyer to demonstrate that someone’s negligence contributed to or caused your slip and fall injuries.
When negligence is found to be the cause of a slip and fall injury accident, the person who was negligent in their care of the property is typically also financially responsible for the damages and injuries they caused. In these cases, the Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injury victim has the right to sue Baskin-Robbins for compensation.
How Much Is A Baskin-Robbins Slip And Fall Injury Lawsuit Worth?
There is no way for your DTLA Law Group legal team to provide you with an immediate answer to this question at your initial free consultation. That is because each lawsuit value is based on the actual losses and expenses suffered by the slip and fall injury victim. So instead, the team will help you compile all the fees you have paid and bills you are facing to determine the value of your Baskin-Robbins slip and fall accident injury lawsuit.
The expenses you have incurred and can include in your claim against Baskin-Robbins will fall into a few basic categories that are:
- Medical costs related to the slip and fall injuries suffered at Baskin-Robbins
- Legal fees for representation and the preparation of your Baskin-Robbins slip and fall lawsuit
- Lost wages if the injuries prevented you from working
- The value of any damaged or destroyed personal property
- Pain and suffering based on the severity of your injuries and the time required to recover
The staff at DTLA Law Group has decades of combined experience guiding clients through the process of creating their claim amounts. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you get the most robust settlement or verdict possible to ensure you are not left to pay expenses generated due to someone else’s negligence.
The Common Baskin-Robbins Slip And Fall Injuries
While some Baskin-Robbins slip and fall victims are fortunate and only suffer mild bruises or minor scrapes, others face life-altering injuries. These very severe injuries are the ones that account for many of the high-dollar lawsuits filed against Baskin-Robbins:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds causing damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
- Injuries to the spinal cord, neck, and back
- Damage to the soft tissue of joints or complete joint dislocations
- Nerve and other soft tissue damage
- Head injuries, including a concussion, skull fracture, brain hemorrhage, or traumatic brain injury
These very serious injuries often leave the slip and fall victim, facing months of painful and costly medical care and emotional trauma. In addition, anxiety, stress, and depression are common as injury victims work to overcome their physical injuries and the added financial hardships the slip and fall incident created.
When To File Your Baskin-Robbins Slip And Fall Injury Lawsuit
In California, the Statute of Limitations on a Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injury lawsuit is two years from the day of the injuries. If the case is not filed with the court in that time, you will likely lose your right to seek compensation. However, the claim can be filed much more rapidly if you need the settlement or verdict money to pay your medical bills and other expenses. The staff at DTLA Law Group is dedicated to working with each client to ensure we are doing everything possible to meet your immediate and long-term needs for financial assistance due to your Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injuries.
The Value Of The DTLA Law Group Zero Fee Guarantee
When you work with DTLA Law Group, there is never any added pressure to pay upfront legal fees for our services. We understand that as an injury victim, you will likely be off work and face many financial struggles. So we are proud to offer our services and expertise to you with no fees until your case is completed.
In addition, we pledge that if we fail to win your case, you owe us nothing. There is no better way to demonstrate our dedication to our clients and confidence that we will secure the settlement or verdict needed to pay your bills and legal fees. So you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life while our experts work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you suffered due to a Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injury accident.
Please get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to request a free consultation with an expert Baskin-Robbins slip and fall lawyer to learn more about your rights and how to protect yourself and your financial stability as you overcome your Baskin-Robbins slip and fall injuries. We are here for you 24/7, so please call now for immediate answers to your legal questions.