This time of year, countless people will flock to department stores all over the state of Florida. Most of us never expect to sustain a serious injury while shopping for clothes, toys, or other gifts, but, unfortunately, these accidents do happen. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Orlando premises liability attorneys to learn more about department store accidents and how we can help if you were hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do department store accidents most commonly happen?
Department store accidents can happen for a range of reasons. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, various parties may be at fault. In many cases, however, department store accidents are caused by negligent department store management or employees. Some of the most common causes of department store accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Items falling from shelves and onto customers
- Negligently assembled displays
- Dangerous revolving doors
- Insufficient security
- Dangerous elevators or escalators
- Dangerous parking lots or sidewalks
- Spills or debris left uncleared away
How do I know if I will have a valid personal injury claim?
If you can prove that you were hurt as a direct result of unsafe property conditions that should have been resolved timely, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid personal injury claim. To prove this, our firm will work to obtain various forms of evidence, such as pictures of the unsafe department store conditions, witness statements, surveillance footage of your accident, medical documents, and more.
What is the time limit on filing personal injury claims in Florida?
If you are injured on someone else’s property, in most cases, you will have to file your personal injury claim within four years of the date your accident happened. Waiting longer than four years will most likely result in you being permanently barred from suing. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, simply pick up the phone and give our St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer a call. We are here to help you, every step of the way.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.