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Can I Sue If I Suffered an Injury While I Was Shopping?


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

At 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.

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