Store/Retail Negligence

Store/Retail Negligence

Store/Retail Negligence Attorney for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Many Americans suffer disabling and unintentional injuries a year due to store/retail negligence. Many of these accidents occur at your local grocery store, shopping malls, hardware or department store. These countless potential dangers to customers are caused by the retail stores not doing all that they can to keep its premises safe for their customers. These potential dangers include loose mats, wet floors or spills without warning signs, improper or poor lighting, disorganized aisles and ragged products that cause tripping hazards, and products not properly secured or placed on shelves causing a falling or striking hazard.

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Unfortunately, the retail business does not have your best interests at heart. They will not protect you or document the incident correctly. At the time of your incident, the store may offer you condolences or apologies, but when it is time to hold the store accountable for your medical expenses and/or lost wages, the store will place the blame on you. Many times the employees or other customers, who were witnesses are no longer available to corroborate your story. It is important to document hazards that were present in the store as well as your injuries at the time of your accident.

If you are injured in a grocery store, shopping mall, restaurant, hotel, hardware store, or other retail store, do the following:

  • Seek immediate emergency medical assistance
  • Report the injury to store management
  • Document the dangerous condition/situation
  • Make note if the store knows about the dangerous condition prior to your incident
  • Request a copy of the incident report and contact information for store management
  • Ask the store to preserve any video evidence from store surveillance
  • Follow up with a medical professional for ongoing care

We know that any injury, small or large, can have a serious impact on the quality of your life and those you love. We have the skills and experience to show the retail business or jury why you deserve maximum compensation.