Many people enjoy shopping for clothes and more in department stores, and in most cases, department stores are basically at the bottom of the list when we think of dangerous places. However, accidents can happen when negligence occurs, and if you’ve been injured in a department store, you must continue reading and speak with our Orlando personal injury lawyer to learn more about department store accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most department store accidents happen?
Department store accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though, not unlike many other accidents, they are frequently the result of negligence, either on the part of store ownership or staff. Some of the most frequent causes of department store accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Defective elevators and escalators
- Merchandise falling from shelves or causing tripping hazards in aisles
- Spilled liquids in aisles
- Unsafe parking lots
- Inadequate security
- Poorly placed displays
- Poorly placed floormats
What should I do if I am injured in a department store accident?
If you are injured in a department store accident, you should ensure that you document the facts of the incident as quickly as possible. You should report the incident to the store owner, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, obtain witness contact information, call the police, receive medical treatment, and, of course, retain the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, such as surveillance footage of your accident.
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Can I wait to file a personal injury claim?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, four years, which means that you are technically allowed to wait up to four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. That being said, the longer you wait, the harder it may be to prove your personal injury claim, which is why it is generally your best option to simply file your claim as soon as you can. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today.
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.