If you were recently in Santa Monica on a hot day, it is possible that you were enticed into visiting Carvel at 11037 Santa Monica Boulevard to sample a bowl or cone of ice cream or maybe a milkshake. And while the treats at Carvel are tasty, they might not be worth risking your health and safety. Sadly, many patrons of these stores that are popular across the country are unaware of the frequency of slip and fall injury accidents in these ice cream shops.
The sad truth is that many of the injuries could have easily been avoided if the store staff had only dedicated a bit of time and attention to cleaning up spills and eliminating other slip and fall hazards. If you have become one of the latest Carvel slip and fall injury victims, the team at DTLA Law Group is here to offer our expertise and experience to help you understand your rights as a personal injury victim.
All too often, the victim of a Carvel slip and fall injury has no idea they could sue Carvel or hire DTLA Law Group without making any upfront payments for our legal services. So please contact our office today to discuss the details of your slip and fall injury and schedule a free consultation with a Carvel slip and fall injury attorney. You are not obligated to hire DTLA Law Group or pursue a lawsuit against Carvel. Our goal is only to ensure that all personal injury victims understand their rights and the options to protect themselves and their financial future.
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When you walk into Carvels, the last thing on your mind is getting hurt. You are already thinking about which ice cream flavors will be in that bowl or cone you are craving. However, that moment of distraction could be all it takes for you to suffer a nasty slip and fall injury accident because of a slip on the floor or trash that has not been appropriately placed in a trashcan.
Sadly, most of the Carvel slip and fall injury accidents could be easily prevented if the store staff would focus on cleaning up spills and safety hazards as soon as they are created. It is not unexpected for ice cream and drinks to get spilled on the floor in a small ice cream shop. But it is unacceptable when the staff ignores these issues and places all patrons and employees at risk of a slip and fall injury.
Some of the most common causes of Carvel slip and fall injury accidents include:
Drinks spilled on the floor
Ice cream that falls to the floor
Toppings from an ice cream bowl or cone that fall to the floor
Ice that is spilled
All of these spills can be cleaned up in just a minute or two and prevent any guest from falling. However, when they are ignored, everyone entering the store is more likely to suffer an injury.
Wax paper, spoons, straws, straw wrappers, and other debris that falls to the floor but is not picked up
Receipts that are dropped
Taking just a moment to address litter on the floor of a Carvels is the only way to ensure that guests are not at risk of slipping and falling because of a simple piece of trash that should have been put in a proper trash receptacle.
Damaged or missing floor mats create a slip and fall or trip and fall hazard that the store staff could quickly correct
Water leaking onto the floor from a damaged water line, leaking cooler or freezer, or malfunctioning plumbing fixture can be marked with caution signs to alert patrons of the added safety hazard and the need for extra care in the area until a professional can make the necessary repair
None of these issues appear very severe when you read about them. However, they are serious enough to warrant attention from the Carvel staff to ensure that customers of the store are not faced with an increased potential for a painful slip and fall injury.
Is Carvel Liable For My Injuries, And Can I Sue Carvel?
Determining who is responsible for your slip and fall injuries requires more information and detail than simply where the fall occurred. In many instances, these cases are settled based on duty of care, which is a part of premises liability law. Duty of care is the obligation of a business owner or their staff to provide a safe place of business for customers.
The required level of care is defined as the care that the average prudent person would provide. For example, if you would mop up a spill at home to avoid a slip and fall hazard, then you should be able to expect the staff at Carvel to act accordingly. In addition, the requirement is also given that the action takes place in a prompt manner.
If the staff does not address a common safety issue in a reasonable amount of time, they could be negligent in their duty of care. Once negligence is established, in most cases, Carvel would be held responsible for any injuries or losses caused by that negligence. And the injury victim could pursue a lawsuit against Carvel. Your Carvel slip and fall injury attorney from DTLA Law Group will help you evaluate the details of your slip and fall incident to determine if your case has legal merit to warrant a Carvel slip and fall lawsuit.
How Much Is My Carvel Slip And Fall Lawsuit Worth?
Each lawsuit value is determined by compiling all of the expenses and losses the injury victim suffered. In your case, you would work with your legal team at DTLA Law Group to gather:
All medical expenses related to the injuries from the slip and fall at Carvel
The value of any personal property that was damaged or destroyed in the incident
The cost of your legal fees for the lawsuit against Carvel
Your lost wages if your injuries prevented you from working
In addition, you can seek compensation for the pain and suffering you endured due to the slip and fall injuries. The amount is based on the severity of your injuries and the time needed to make a full recovery. Your expert Carvel slip and fall injury attorney will help you select a dollar amount appropriate for the injuries you sustained and your recovery time.
Are All Carvel Slip And Fall Injuries Severe?
Of course, not all slip and fall injuries are severe. There are injury victims who are fortunate to sustain only minor cuts and bruises from a Carvel slip and fall. However, there are far too many victims who are not as lucky. They sustain life-altering injuries or injuries that require months of costly and painful medical treatment to recover or heal as much as can be expected. Some of those injuries include:
Facial injuries to the skin, nose, mouth, teeth, ears, or eyes
Neck, back, or spinal cord damage
Broken or fractured bones
Damage to the soft connective tissue of a joint or a complete dislocation
Severe lacerations or puncture wounds that often include internal organ damage or internal bleeding
Soft tissue and nerve damage that can be permanent
Head injuries from a concussion or skull fracture to a brain contusion, hemorrhage, or other traumatic brain injury
The most alarming fact related to these injuries is that most could have been prevented if the staff at Carvels had only addressed the store’s common slip and fall hazards. For example, cleaning up trash from the floor, mopping up a spill, or placing a caution sign where the floor is wet is all it might have taken to save an unsuspecting customer from suffering these severe slip and fall injuries.
Filing A Carvels Slip And Fall Injury Lawsuit
The Statute of Limitation for a slip and fall lawsuit against Carvel is two years from the date of the incident., In most instances, if you wait longer to file your claim with the court, it will be denied. If any exceptions to this time frame apply to your case, the staff at DTLA Law Group will explain them and why they might be advantageous.
It is also vital to understand that if you face financial hardships due to your Carvel slip and fall injuries, the sooner you contact DTLA Law Group and begin building your case, the sooner it can be filed with the court. This choice will ensure you receive the settlement or verdict you need as quickly as possible.
At DTLA Law Group We Guarantee No Upfront Fees
When you hire DTLA Law Group to handle your Carvel slip and fall injury lawsuit, you never need to worry about paying upfront legal fees. Instead, our policy is only to get paid after our client is paid. And if we fail to secure a settlement or verdict in your favor, you owe us nothing.
So don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to discuss the details of your incident with a Carvel slip and fall injury attorney. After your free consultation, you will understand your rights and how to move forward with a lawsuit against Carvel if that is the best way to meet your immediate needs and protect your financial future.
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