Restaurant customers are injured every day by slip and fall accidents. Uneven flooring, poorly maintained parking lots, and snow-covered sidewalks are hazards that lead to slip and fall injuries at any business. Restaurants have an additional high risk of customer injuries caused by spilled food and drinks.
Every state has laws that hold restaurant owners to a duty of care to provide a safe environment for customers. This means restaurant owners must do everything reasonably possible to make sure their customers don’t get injured.
A restaurant’s duty of care includes not only following government laws and regulations but also considering events that might foreseeably harm customers. This doesn’t mean every event, just those that similar restaurant owners and managers can reasonably expect.