Most of us do not consider the possibility of a serious accident occurring when we go to a department store to shop for clothes, shoes, perfume, or otherwise. Unfortunately, department store accidents do happen, and if you have been injured in one, you know this all too well. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bronx personal injury attorney to learn more about department store accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of department store accidents?
Department store accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons, particularly because there are so many variables and different types of merchandise available. However, generally, these accidents are due to negligence, either on the part of the department store management/staff, or, in other cases, due to a negligent product manufacturer/designer, for instance, when elevators/escalators malfunction.
Who will I sue for injuries sustained in a department store accident?
If you are injured in a department store accident, you will have to hire a Bronx personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party. If our firm determines that department store management/staff knew or should have known about the unsafe condition present, failed to take action to fix it, and that you were seriously injured and sustained significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. This is generally the case when people slip and fall due to spills, or when people are injured from falling, poorly-placed merchandise on shelves. That being said, if you were injured due to a defective product, such as a malfunctioning elevator, we will most likely file a product liability claim on your behalf.
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What is the statute of limitations for department store accident claims in the Bronx?
After sustaining injuries in department store accidents, individuals must file their claims in a timely fashion, as the statute of limitations in New York State, under most circumstances, is three years. This means that you are granted three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Our firm can begin the claims process today.
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