Most of us enjoy a trip to the cinema now and then. We might end up seeing a really good film, enjoying some popcorn and having a great night out as a result. However, there are times when we might have a less than pleasant experience as a result of cinema slips, trips and falls.
These are usually quite uncommon but the circumstances that can potentially lead to such accidents occurring can easily crop up if the right preventative measures are not taken. Most cinema screens have steps leading down to the various rows of seating. These should be clearly marked and lit so you can see your way up and down the stairs even when the film is showing. For example if you arrive late or you end up leaving to visit the WC, you want to know you can find your way back safely. If they are not lit and you have an accident, this could be negligent on the part of the cinema’s owners.
What kinds of injury might you suffer?
Cuts and bruises are possible when cinema slips, trips and falls happen, depending on how you fall and where you fall. You might break a bone, twist an ankle or damage a hand or wrist as a result of trying to break your fall. Hip and back injuries might also happen if you fall awkwardly.
As you can see the opportunity to suffer some unpleasant injuries is definitely there if you fall in an unfortunate or awkward manner. It is very important to take note of how you fell because there could be evidence that someone else caused your fall to happen. For example if the floor had been mopped and was wet, but there were no warning signs to indicate this, it may point to negligence.
Recovering from injuries
The recovery time could vary markedly. It all depends on the injury and how bad it was. Some people are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury that never really heals. They might be left with backache or some other problem as a result of suffering a slip, trip or fall.
Does this describe your situation? If it does, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We can provide no-obligation advice if your accident happened at a cinema within the last three years, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims