Though many of us choose to shop at retail stores as a form of leisure; an activity that we enjoy, the truth is, they are not accident-proof. If you are injured in a retail store, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What most frequently causes retail store accidents?
Retail store accidents can happen for any number of reasons, however, they can oftentimes be traced back to negligence. With Black Friday quickly approaching, retail stores are responsible for ensuring they have adequate security present. If they do not, people may get injured in the midst of the chaos. Spills in the aisles or restrooms, items falling from shelves, and runaway carts in parking lots are all common causes of retail store injuries.
How do I sue a retail store?
To sue a retail store, you will first have to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, retail stores will oftentimes hire aggressive legal counsel to disprove your claim, which is why you must do the same and reach out to an experienced firm that knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.
To prove your claim, an attorney will work to recover various types of valuable evidence, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, photos or videos of the accident as it happened, police reports of the incident, witness testimony, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in Florida?
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is four years. Rather simply, this means you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a retail store. If you fail to file your claim within four years, however, you will be denied your right to compensation, no matter how badly you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.