Most restaurants here in New Jersey have bathrooms on their premises that they make available to customers. As is the case with any area of a restaurant's premises that customers have access to, it is of great importance for restaurants to take proper steps to keep their restrooms free of hazards that could cause customers harm. This includes keeping an eye out for potential hazards and addressing potential hazards when they are detected. It is important that restaurants are held accountable when they fail to take proper actions to keep their bathrooms safe and it leads to a customer getting injured.
Recently, in another state, a case has arisen involving a restaurant bathroom and allegations of premises-related negligence.
The case involves an accident that a woman says occurred to her in the restroom of a fast food restaurant in Illinois.
The woman says that one day in April 2012, while she and her young daughter were at the restaurant, she brought her daughter to the restroom. According to the woman, the restaurant was negligent in relation to a sink in the bathroom, and this resulted in the sink falling when she leaned on it as she was waiting for her daughter. She claims that this led to her falling and landing on the sink's remains. She says that she was injured in the accident and that her injuries caused her to accrue medical expenses and to suffer lost wages.
The woman is suing the fast food restaurant in relation to this sink accident.
Source: The Madison-St. Clair Record, "Popeye's Chicken in Alton sued by customer claiming sink fell," Andrea Dearden, Jan. 8, 2014