Nobody expects to sustain serious injuries while shopping for shoes, clothes, or items for their homes, though unfortunately, department store accidents happen far more frequently than you may suspect. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about department store accidents and how our firm can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes department store accidents?
Department store accidents happen for many different reasons, however, not unlike most other accidents, they are mainly caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of department store accidents are employer/staff negligence, such as failing to clean up spills left unattended, negligently situating merchandise on shelves, causing that merchandise to fall on unsuspecting customers, and otherwise failing to ensure their property is safe for all who enter. In other cases, however, defective products, such as malfunctioning escalators, can cause serious accidents as well, which may or may not be the fault of the property owner/staff. To learn more about what to do after being injured in a wet floor slip and fall accident, simply click the video below.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after being injured in a department store accident?
If you are injured in a department store accident, our experienced Orlando personal injury attorney will first determine the liable party. If we conclude that the property owner/staff knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it, and you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. However, if we determine that you were injured because of a negligently manufactured/designed product, such as a malfunctioning escalator, we will most likely file a product liability claim.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, meaning you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. Our firm is here to begin the claims process today–all you have to do is ask.
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.