Retail Maintenance Accidents
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Nov 21, 2013 in Personal Injury
Each day millions of consumers head to retail stores, supermarkets, and malls seeking out food, clothing, and other goods. According to the National Retail Federation as many as 152 million people will shop on Black Friday.
Unfortunately, shopping-related injuries and retail accidents account for thousands of personal injury claims each year. Businesses are responsible for keeping their grounds in safe conditions and warning customers of dangerous conditions, when a building or company owner fails to do so they have acted negligently.
Premises liability claims deal with the breach of responsibilities by business owners and according to a study by the United States Department of Justice, premises liability cases were second only to auto-related cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a retail accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your premises liability claim, fill out the ‘FREE CASE EVALUATION’ form – it’s completely confidential.
Causes of Retail Accidents
Clumsiness aside, many individuals are injured in a retail store due to store owner and employee carelessness. Retail accidents can occur for a number of reasons, from failing to clean up spills to being unable to control a large crowd.
Some common causes of retail accidents include:
- Wet Floors
- Falling Objects
- Torn Carpets
- Escalator or Elevator Malfunctions
- Lack of Security
- Exposed Wires
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on average, approximately 21, 600 children under the age 5 were treated for shopping cart injuries between 1985 and 1996. On average more than half of these children were treated for falls from carts.
Retail accidents can be the result of improper clean-up, insufficient maintenance, poor security measures and more.
Contact our Premises Liability Lawyers Today
When consumers step into retail stores they expect to be in a safe environment, however, many end up finding that dangers lurk most everywhere. If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after being injured in a retail accident caused by a property owner’s carelessness, Gordon & Partners is here to help.
our lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured and can help to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for your pain and suffering. Our team has the knowledge and resources you need to effectively litigate a premises liability claim.
We are pleased to have offices located throughout South Florida and proudly serve residents who have suffered injuries due to negligence or malicious intent. Contact us at 1 (855) 722-2552 to schedule a confidential no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys today. One of our steadfast intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘FREE CASE EVALUATION’ form.