Texas Roadhouse Named as Defendant in Premises Liability Lawsuit

- Charles Argento

Texas Roadhouse, a popular U.S. restaurant chain with more than 400 locations nationwide, is at the center of a new personal injury lawsuit, after an Iowa man alleged that discarded peanut casings caused him to slip and fall on the restaurant floor.

Slip-and-Fall Incidents

According to court documents, Curtis Jensen has cited “extremely dangerous” conditions caused by the peanuts, a “marketing gimmick” pushed by the restaurant. Texas Roadhouse chains are well-known for serving complimentary buckets of roasted peanuts to diners, and openly allow them to be discarded on the restaurant floor.

The lawsuit further detailed how the restaurant allegedly encouraged the open discarding of peanut debris, including allowing employees to dispose of shells on the floor. As a result, Jensen alleges, the environment was to blame for his injuries, including his shattered knee.

This is not the first time Texas Roadhouse has come under fire for premises liability incidents, and the chain joins a host of other businesses that are regularly at risk for a premises liability accident.

Aside from slip and fall incidents, a business is expected to protect the general public from certain dangers while on their property, including:

  • Debris/liquid spills
  • Broken staircases/elevators
  • Icy walkways/passages
  • Falling objects/debris
  • Poor lighting
  • Lack of notice to warn of dangerous conditions

When it comes down to it, business and property owners are expected, under law, to provide safe conditions for all visitors. Failure to do so causes accidents, and accidents can quickly cause significant, long-term injury.

Determining Fault

However, that’s not to say that fault is clear-cut in premises liability matters. Proving fault in these situations is not always easy. That’s why it is important to enlist the help of a qualified attorney, who can oversee the collecting of evidence, eyewitness statements other relevant information for your case.

Finding a Trustworthy Attorney

If you or someone you love has experienced injury due to a slip and fall, or due to a property owner’s on-site negligence, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Doing so can assist with the recovery of compensation or other damages, which can help offset many challenges, such as mounting medical costs, rehabilitation or the loss of wages.

In Houston, Texas, the attorneys at the Argento Law Firm focus on handling personal injury matters, including premises liability issues. Our legal team understands that your health and livelihood should never, ever be compromised due to another party’s negligence, and will work with you to devise a case that yields the damages and results you deserve.

Let us work with you to protect your future interests. To schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to assess your case, contact the attorneys at the Argento Law Firm today (713) 225-5050. At our firm we speak both English and Spanish.