Don’t Let a Diner Dash Away from the Responsibility of Paying for your Slip-and-Fall AccidentJune 15, 2017
It was a bright and sunny weekday afternoon when “Kellie” (not a real person) picked up her two young daughters from school. She decided to take the three of them out to eat at the kids’ favorite fast-food restaurant, a place they frequented as often as their limited budget allowed. Her husband had taken on extra hours at the factory he worked at, but even with the added income, the family sometimes found it difficult to meet all their needs.
He was working late tonight, so Kellie thought it was a perfect time to treat the kids (and herself). As they arrived, a departing customer helpfully held the door open for them. Her younger daughter impatiently dashed through and Kellie hurriedly stepped inside after her to pull her back.
She didn’t notice the wet patch on the floor. As she crossed the threshold, off-balance and reaching, her foot found no traction. She stumbled and fell, cracking her knee on the unforgiving floor.
The pain of the impact momentarily overwhelmed Kellie’s senses. When she came to, her daughters were nearby, eyes riveted on her. The younger one looked like she was about to cry, so Kellie moved to console her, but even the slightest movement sent sparks of pain coursing through her leg. She pulled her daughters close and hugged them until the ambulance arrived.
When her husband came to visit her that night in the hospital, he called the restaurant and insisted it pay for her medical bills. The manager countered by saying that a sign had been posted to warn patrons of the wet floor. Kellie recalled seeing a “Wet Floor” sign after she fell, but it was posted near the front of the restaurant, not the side door where Kellie had entered.
The family was insistent that the restaurant was at fault and filed a lawsuit, but the restaurant stuck with its defense that the sign had been posted properly. Kellie’s hospital stay exacerbated her family’s already strained financial situation, and they faced the prospect of falling behind on even their most essential bills. That was when her lawyer told her to contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding for her case.
At USClaims, we don’t offer litigation loans or litigation financing; we offer pre-settlement funding. We purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment. That means injured people and their families will never be at financial risk of having to pay back a high-cost loan if their civil suit is unsuccessful. USClaims gets paid only if the plaintiff wins the case or reaches a settlement.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a slip-and-fall accident, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.