Panera is one of the most successful “fast casual” restaurants in America with over 2,100 locations in the United States and Canada. Of those 2,100 stores, approximately 40 are located in Colorado. Each year Panera generates roughly $2.5 billion in revenue, with annual net profits approaching $150 million. Especially given its financial success, Panera – as with all restaurants – has a duty to keep its customers safe while eating in the restaurant and from dangers on Panera’s property. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we are Colorado-based personal injury lawyers with decades of collective experience holding restaurants like Panera accountable when they fail to use reasonable care to ensure the safety of their customers. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt at a Panera restaurant, we invite you to call our Panera slip and fall lawyers today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Panera has a Duty to Keep Customers Safe While on its Property
When a slip and fall accident happens at a Panera restaurant in Colorado, it is usually governed by Colorado’s premises liability law. Colorado law considers customers of restaurants and retail stores to be invitees, and invitees are owed the highest standard of care in terms of safety. Our Panera slip and fall attorneys understand that this means restaurants like Panera must take reasonable steps to keep its customers safe from dangers that it knows about or should know about.
Slip and fall accidents at Panera can happen both inside and outside the restaurant and in various ways. For example, our Panera slip and fall accident lawyers have seen injuries occur at restaurants like Panera caused by:
- Failure to remove snow and ice from parking lots or sidewalks;
- failure to clean spills or leaks from floors;
- failure to place warning signs where water or other liquid has pooled;
- failure to mop or sweep debris from floors;
- improper lighting;
- failure to properly maintain restrooms;
- and many other situations
Unfortunately, corporate restaurants like Panera do not always take responsibility when their negligence has caused a patron to get hurt. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Panera slip and fall attorneys know that when this happens, as with most premises liability claims, a lawsuit is often required to hold a company like Panera accountable and get them – or a jury – to pay fair compensation for injuries suffered. A serious slip and fall at Panera can leave a customer with significant past and future medical bills, lost wages or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and physical impairment or disfigurement. The larger your harms and losses are, the more likely it is that a restaurant like Panera will be reluctant to pay you the full value of your damages, and the more likely it is that you can benefit from the help of a Panera slip and fall lawyer.
Because in America’s civil justice system the plaintiff always bears the burden of proving his or her case, an experienced Panera slip and fall attorney will build your case by meeting with your doctors, witnesses who know how the incident has impacted you personally, economists or life care planners, and if needed, liability experts who are trained in safely operating restaurants like Panera and can show that Panera acted unreasonably in allowing your slip and fall to happen in the first place. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we will look for the best local or national experts tailored to the issues that must be addressed in your case.Helping People who Have Been Hurt in Slip and Falls
If you or a family member has been seriously injured inside or outside a Panera store in Colorado or any other state, we invite you to reach out to our Panera accident lawyers today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case. If you are located in another state we work with a national network of personal injury lawyers and can potentially co-counsel your case with a local attorney or refer you to a local personal injury attorney who can help you. We are highly experienced in Colorado premises liability law, and if we take your case we will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.