Jollibee is a chain of fast-food restaurants specializing in Filipino cuisine. The company was founded in 1978 and has grown to include over 1,500 locations in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, East Asia, and North America. California is home to nearly half of the United States locations, with 31 locations in:
- Chula Vista
- Daly City
- Los Angeles
- National City
- Panorama City
- Rancho Cucamonga
- San Diego
- San Jose
- South San Francisco
- Union City
- West Covina
While these stores offer a unique menu and dining experience compared to many other fast-food choices, they are not without a very serious issue. The Jollibee chain is known to be the site of many customer slip and fall injury accidents. While this might not stop you from enjoying the food they offer, it is vital that patrons understand the added safety hazards when entering a Jollibee location and take added care to avoid them.
If you or a loved one recently visited one of the thirty-plus locations in California and suffered a slip and fall injury, the staff at DTLA Law Group is here to provide the information and possible answers you need. We understand how stressful it can be when considering your medical expenses and financial hardships created by your Jollibee slip and fall injuries. Our team wants you to know that you have options, including the potential for a Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our staff can be reached 24/7 to answer your time-sensitive questions and schedule a free consultation with a skilled and successful Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawyer. Soon, you will completely understand your rights and how the DTLA Law Group staff will work diligently to protect them and get you the funds needed to pay your medical bills and other expenses created by your Jollibee slip and fall injury incident. Please get in touch with our dedicated and caring staff today to learn more.
What Makes Jollibee So Hazardous?
First, customers should understand that the stores are typically no more dangerous than any fast-food establishment they might enter. What sets Jollibee apart, in a very negative manner, is the level of care provided by the store staff. Instead of eliminating the minor safety concerns found in any store, restaurant, or home, they ignore them until a customer suffers an injury.
So when you stop in to purchase a meal, it is vital that you remain attentive to your surroundings to avoid these simple yet very real hazards:
- Saturated floor mats that make your shoes more slippery on the smooth flooring
- Water or other drinks spilled on the floor that are not promptly mopped up
- Food that is dropped on the floor, stepped on, and creates a slippery, slick floor surface
- Folded, torn, or missing floor mats
- Poorly marked or unmarked transitions from one flooring surface to another, steps or ramps
- Water leaking from coolers, damaged water lines, or malfunctioning plumbing fixtures
- Floors that are flooded due to a clogged drain
- Paper or other litter left on the floor
- Inventory items left in hallways, walkways, or obstructing the traffic flow in the dining area
All of these issues sound very minor. When a staff member discovers them and eliminates them, they are quickly removed, with little effort or time involved. However, when they are ignored, and a patron suffers a slip and fall incident, the issue suddenly becomes very costly and significant for the victim and possibly the owner of the Jollibee location.
How Duty Of Care Protects Jollibee Customers
Duty of care is part of premises liability law that is in place to ensure the safety of guests at businesses and private property. The guidelines define the care expected of the property or business owner and their staff pertaining to housekeeping and basic safety. The description is simple for patrons and staff to understand, as the minimum care required should equal what the average prudent person would provide.
So, imagine how you would handle a puddle of water on the floor or a damaged floor mat at your home and know what is expected when these issues arise at Jollibee. The staff in the restaurant is expected to take the appropriate action, such as mopping up a spill or removing a damaged floor mat, just as you would in your home and as the average person would to ensure the safety of others.
When the staff at Jollibee does not provide this minimal level of care, they can be found negligent in their duty of care. In addition, when that negligence is found to cause or contribute to someone’s slip and fall injury accident, the store can be liable for the victim’s losses and expenses. If negligence was a factor in your Jollibee slip and fall incident, the Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawyers at DTLA Law Group will explain how it impacts your ability to file a lawsuit and ask if you are interested in pursuing legal action against Jollibee.
How Much Could My Jollibee Slip And Fall Accident Injury Lawsuit Be Worth?
The value of each personal injury lawsuit is unique because it is based on the actual losses and expenses suffered by the victim. There are no base amounts or pre-determined values for a personal injury. So, you will work closely with the legal experts at DTLA Law Group to compile all allowable expenses to include in your Jollibee slip and fall accident injury claim. The items typically included are:
- All of your current and future medical expenses related to injuries suffered at Jollibee
- The value of any personal property damaged or destroyed during the Jollibee slip and fall injury incident
- Your lost income if the injuries you suffered prevented you from returning to work until you reached a complete recovery
- Legal fees and expenses from DTLA Law Group for the preparation, court fees, and litigation of your Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawsuit
If the injuries suffered in the slip and fall accident were severe, you can also seek pain and suffering compensation. This dollar amount is less definitive than the items tabulated directly from bills or receipts, so the staff at DTLA Law Group will provide an acceptable and fair amount based on previous cases with similar injuries or circumstances.
Finally, if gross negligence was involved in causing the incident, you could seek punitive damages. Gross negligence is far less common and would include claims for a repeated offense that the staff at Jollibee failed to correct. For example, if multiple customers suffered slip and fall injuries because they failed to replace saturated floor mats, gross negligence could apply to the claim. Your legal experts at DTLA Law Group will carefully evaluate your claim and ensure that you seek the most robust amount possible for the damages and expenses you suffered due to your Jollibee slip and fall accident injuries.
The Statute Of Limitations For A Jollibee Slip And Fall Injury Lawsuit
You are given two years from your Jollibee slip and fall accident injury to file a claim against the restaurant. If the case is not filed with the court, you will typically lose the right to seek compensation for the incident. However, a few exceptions might apply to your time limit. The DTLA Law Group staff will explain any that could benefit your claim or the outcome to decide if you would like to extend the filing time on your lawsuit.
Getting The Best Legal Team For Your Jollibee Slip And Fall Accident Injury Lawsuit
The expert Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawyers at DTLA Law Group are dedicated to ensuring you get the legal services you need after an injury. In addition, we want all potential clients to know that we never charge any upfront legal fees or expenses that could add to your financial hardship. Instead, we only get reimbursed for the court costs, other legal expenses, and our time after securing the compensation needed to pay your bills. This lets you focus on your healing and recovery process rather than worrying about how to cover the cost of the legal services required to get full and fair compensation for your expenses and damages.
In addition, you owe us nothing if we fail to win your Jollibee slip and fall accident injury lawsuit. This is the honest and fair way for our firm to do business. We never want to see our clients suffer added hardships for our failure. In addition, this policy demonstrates our confidence in our ability to win your claim because you know it is not sustainable for us to continue working for free.
So please never feel that you must face the Jollibee owners alone after suffering a slip and fall accident injury in one of their 31 California locations. Know that the dedicated pros at DTLA Law Group are here to handle the entire process on your behalf so that you can focus on what is genuinely essential. Only you can take the steps necessary to make a full recovery and regain the successful and happy life you had before your Jollibee slip and fall accident injury. So please get in touch with DTLA Law Group today and allow us to handle all of the details of this legal matter for you while you begin your recovery.