Most people do not think of department stores as unsafe, and in fact, many of us visit these establishments to have a nice relaxing time while shopping for ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, department store accidents do happen, and in many cases, they are due to unsafe department store conditions. Continue reading and speak with our Queens personal injury lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most department store accidents happen?
Department stores can happen for a wide variety of reasons, and though at times, they are simply a result of careless shoppers, in most cases, they occur due to negligent department store management or staff. When these parties fail to ensure that their stores are safe for all patrons, safety hazards can quickly develop and cause serious injury. Spilled liquids, falling merchandise, debris left out in the aisles, unsafe parking lots or sidewalks outside of the department store, and more, can all cause serious department store accidents.
What actions should I take after sustaining an injury in a department store accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a department store accident, you should first notify the store owner/staff. They will write up a store incident report. You should then call emergency services and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information so they may verify your claim at a later date. You should also take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident. Once you are transported to and treated at a hospital, ensure you receive copies of all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury. Finally, hire a knowledgeable Queens personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.
Is there a time limit on personal injury claims in New York?
Yes, there is, and it is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, allowing wrongfully injured parties only three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to sue, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from doing so. Our firm is ready to assist you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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