There is nothing worse than sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, especially when that injury results in high medical bills, lost wages, and a wide array of other damages. Though we typically think of accidents occurring on the road, they can happen virtually anywhere, including department stores. If you were injured in a department store, you may wonder whether you qualify for compensation. Read on and reach out to our experienced Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Do I have a valid claim if I was injured in a department store?
Whether or not you will have a valid personal injury claim depends largely on the circumstances of your accident. To win any personal injury claim, we will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, in this case, most likely the department store owner or staff members. Just some of the most common unsafe department store conditions and causes of department store injuries are as follows:
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Spills or liquids left uncleared away
- Debris left in aisles
- Dim lighting
- Inadequate security
- Unsafe department store parking lots
- Poorly placed floor mats
- Poorly placed merchandise displays
If you were hurt as a result of any of the aforementioned conditions, there’s a strong chance you will have a viable personal injury claim.
What should I do if I’m hurt in a department store?
If you’re hurt in a department store, if at all possible, you should do your best to document the facts surrounding your accident. For example, if you can, you should notify the store owner of your injuries immediately and take pictures/videos of the unsafe property conditions before they have a chance to clear them away. The store owner should then write up a store incident report detailing the circumstances of your accident. If you can and you are seriously injured, you should dial 911 and receive immediate medical attention. Once you do, you should keep a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
Finally, once you’re in stable condition, you should retain the services of a competent Howard County personal injury attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Our firm has significant experience guiding clients through each phase of the claims process, and we’re here to put that experience to work for you today.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today. We are here to provide you with the steady and effective legal guidance you deserve.