Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply under the weather, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur.
Slip and fall accidents may result in hip fractures, shoulder and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc. When accident happens, there are basic steps to take no matter where you are. The first step is getting medical assistance as soon as you have been hurt. Notifying the property owner, manager or agent if you are hurt on their property is the next step. Fill out an incident report if one is available. Take photographs and make sure you get the names and identifying information of any witnesses to the event. Inquire if there is a camera on premises that might have recorded the incident and obtain the footage. Your personal injury attorney will help you determine the liability of the store, the statute of limitations operating in your claim, what kind of settlement you might be awarded and what the store’s defenses to your claim may be.
Important tips to remember are to get as much documentation as possible for evidentiary purposes, and to write down exactly what happened to you soon after the event happened so you remember all the details. Slip and fall accidents in a store can occur for many reasons, and making a claim can become complicated.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that occurred while shopping, contact Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today at 1-800-529-2676 or contact us by email at [email protected]. Our team of personal injury professionals has the experience and knowledge to offer you the best legal representation to get you the compensation you deserve.