Stores all around the country are beginning to reopen. Though this is great news for business owners and customers alike, the unfortunate reality is that the more people out and about, the greater the chance of an accident occurring. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about retail store accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one.
What most commonly causes retail store accidents?
There are a wide variety of retail stores, and as such, there are a wide variety of accidents that can occur on their premises. Some of the most commonly occurring accidents in and around retail stores include those that take place in defective parking lots or sidewalks on the premises, accidents due to inadequate lighting, slip and fall injuries due to spills left unattended, defective elevators or escalators, and more. The bottom line is that as long as you hire an attorney who can prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to do what was needed to fix them, and that you sustained serious injuries as a result, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
What should I do after sustaining serious injuries in a retail store?
If you are injured in a retail store accident, you should do several things, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. The steps you should take are as follows:
- First, dial 911.
- Notify the store manager of your accident. This should prompt him or her to file a store incident report.
- Ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their name, phone number, and email.
- Take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident.
- Once you are treated, ensure your doctor provides you with medical documentation relating to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your claim. In certain cases, we can subpoena surveillance footage of your accident if necessary. Ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in compliance with the state’s statute of limitations. If you do not, you will most likely lose your right to sue. We are ready to help you.
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