Have you suffered a serious injury while you were out shopping with your
friends or family? If so, you’re not alone. Each year, thousands
of American shoppers experience injuries while shopping due to hazards
left on the store floor and other negligent acts that can harm customers,
workers, and vendors.
Common Types of Shopping Injuries
Although some shopping injuries are minor, some shoppers suffer injuries
that can have long-lasting effects on their quality of life, such as:
Slips & Falls: Poor lighting, wet floors, ripped carpet, and broken escalators can all
cause a shopper to slip, trip, or fall.
Parking Lot Injuries: From snow and ice to potholes, there are many hazards that can cause drivers
and pedestrians to injure themselves in a store’s parking lot.
Overcrowding Injuries: Sales and events at retail locations often draw huge crowds. Customers
who are trampled by others during a shopping frenzy can sustain devastating injuries.
Head & Body Injuries: From objects falling off shelves to poorly placed displays, shoppers can
sustain numerous injuries to their head and body as they look for a particular product.
What Should Do If I’m Injured While Shopping?
If you have been injured while you are shopping, you might be entitled
to financial compensation under Florida’s
premises liability laws. However, you will have to prove the following things to win your case:
- The owner of the store knew or should have known about the dangerous condition
or hazard on the property
- Regular inspections were not conducted to check for dangers
- The store owner failed to provide adequate repairs
- You would not have suffered an injury if the dangerous condition was not present.
- There is a direct link between your injury and the dangerous condition
Paulsen Law Group, we are committed to helping clients secure the maximum amount of compensation
they deserve for their personal injury cases. We can review the details
of your case and explain all of your options under the law. Call (727)
270-8260 to request a free consultation.