Olive Garden Accidents
With over 825 locations nationwide, Olive Garden is one of America’s most popular restaurant chains. Colorado is currently home to 13 Olive Garden locations ranging from Fort Collins to Denver to Colorado Springs. When an accident happens at an Olive Garden restaurant in Colorado it is usually controlled by Colorado’s premises liability law. Colorado’s premises liability law requires restaurants like Olive Garden to take reasonable steps to protect its customers from dangers that it knows about or should know about. Olive Garden is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is a Fortune 500 company. In 2017 Darden Restaurants had over $7 billion in revenue and almost $500 in net profit. It goes without saying that Darden, and Olive Garden, have no excuse when it comes to keeping customers safe. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident at a Colorado Olive Garden, we invite you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with our Olive Garden accident lawyers.Type of Accidents at Olive Garden
Olive Garden can be a busy place during peak times such as lunch and dinner, and this is especially true during the holidays. Unfortunately, given the high number of customers that dine at Olive Garden during these times, our Olive Garden accident attorneys understand that accidents can happen in a number of ways such as:
- Slipping and falling inside or outside the restaurant
- Tripping and falling on items left in walkways
- Careless staff dropping things onto customers
- Poor lighting
- Faulty furniture
- Negligent food preparation
- Building code violations
- And others
Following an accident in which you are seriously hurt, we understand that preserving evidence is the likely the last thing on your mind. However, once you have sought medical attention there are some simple things that you or a friend or relative can do to increase the odds that evidence is available later on down the road when you need it.
After an accident our Olive Garden accident lawyers suggest that you contact the store manager on duty to let them know what happened (when you do this, do not admit that you were at fault, even if you may feel embarrassed or guilty for getting hurt). Ask the manager to complete a report, and if possible, get the report number. Get the contact information for any witnesses that were around you when the accident happened. This includes everyone in your party, as well as people who were sitting near you when the accident happened. The more information you can get, the better. However, a good Olive Garden accident attorney should be able to locate witnesses with just a name and a phone number if that is all you have. Take photos and video with your cellphone of the accident scene. Finally, save your receipt from your meal. Although it is expected that Olive Garden would be able to provide some of this information to you, it is always better if you have saved your own evidence.
A law firm that handles Olive Garden accidents and injuries can be very helpful to you if you have been hurt. While it may be possible to resolve your Olive Garden case without an attorney, the reality is that the larger your case, the more likely Olive Garden will dig their heels in. Indeed, many businesses would rather pay lawyers legal fees rather than do the right thing and pay an injured customer. With this in mind, it is wise to hire an Olive Garden accident lawyer who is not afraid to file suit, and who has courtroom experience, in case the restaurant does not step up and pay for your damages.
If you have been hurt in an Olive Garden accident, we are here for you to answer your questions about what the process will look like. We encourage you to call our Olive Garden accident law firm today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.