Benihana is a popular spot for an entertainment-based meal. After all, it's not every restaurant that you get to see your food flipped and cooked before your eyes. But of course there is always a danger in dining so close to a hot grill. Enter Tori Spelling. The actress and mother to five has recently reached a confidential settlement with the popular hibachi restaurant over burns sustained from a slip and fall in the restaurant.
People reports on the claims made in Spelling's personal injury lawsuit, "Spelling tripped and fell backward on a hot grill and ended up needing skin grafts on her right arm. The lawsuit stated that the actress sustained deep second and third burn injuries requiring hospital and surgery." In her complaint Spelling sought monetary damages for lost wages, medical and hospital expenses, lost earning capacity and other general damages."
We don't know much more about the settltement between Tori Spelling and Benihana but we know a lot about slip and fall personal injury lawsuits. Restaurants owe their visitors (as well as employees) a certain duty of care in making sure their premises are safe. Slip and falls happen all the time at public places and when they do, it is always wise to get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options. Spelling's injury was somewhat unique in that most restaurant do not have hot grills in the common spaces but that goes to show the unique range of forms a slip and fall accident can take. Some common causes of restaurant slip and fall include:
- Wet floors
- Hot food and drink spills
- Poor lighting
- Uneven surfaces (especially in parking lots, etc)
Have you been injured while dining or working at a restaurant and wondering if you have a case and how much it is worth? Get in touch with us today to set up an obligation-free consultation. We are here to help.