Did You Slip and Fall at a Movie Theater?
When you visit a movie theater in New Jersey, the only thing on your mind is typically the movie you’re about to see and the popcorn you’re about to indulge on. However, movie theaters can be notorious for slip and fall accidents. If this has happened to you, you will need to know more about slip and fall incidents in the Garden State and how to protect your right to compensation.
What Should You Know About Movie Theater Injuries?
A movie theater slip and fall accident can result in several different types of injuries. They can range from minor injuries to those that are permanently disabling. The injuries that are likely to occur because of a movie theater slip and fall include:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and scrapes
- Broken bones
- Head or neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Movie theaters in New Jersey can be held financially responsible for your injuries if they failed to prevent the injury in the first place. Movie theater managers and building owners are supposed to provide a safe environment for their patrons. Examples of an unsafe environment can include dangerous stairs, slippery floors, and rowdy moviegoers who should be properly supervised by movie theater employees.
Let’s say a movie theater manager and/or building owner did not have the proper handrails installed in one of the theater’s staircases. As a patron was holding on to the handrail while walking down the dimly-lit stairs, the handrail became free from the wall holding it in place. The patron tumbled down the stairs and was injured in the process. It was later discovered that the handrails were loosely bolted into the wall.
This example above is a clear demonstration of a movie theater manager and/or building owner acting without the patron’s best interests in mind.
Proving Your Slip and Fall Case
When establishing an injury claim for damages associated with a New Jersey movie theater slip and fall incident, you’re going to need to ask some important questions:
- Did the movie theater create a dangerous condition that caused the incident?
- Was the theater in need of repair or maintenance at the time of the incident?
- Should the movie theater manager or building owner have been aware of the hazard that caused the accident?
- Did the movie theater manager or building owner ignore or fail to warn others of the dangerous conditions?
The answers to these questions are crucial pieces of evidence to your slip and fall injury claim. Failure to find the answers to these questions could negatively impact any chance you have at receiving compensation for your injuries.
Contact our New Jersey Movie Theater Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you were involved in a slip and fall accident at a New Jersey movie theater, you should meet with an experienced attorney who’s adept at securing compensation for injury victims. For 30 years, Attorney Anthony Carbone has worked with slip and fall victims to help them get back on their feet. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today to start the injury claims process. The consultation is free.