This time of year, many of us find ourselves in and out of various department stores, and though we seldom expect an accident to occur, it does happen. Please continue reading and reach out to our Bronx slip and fall lawyer to learn more about department store accidents in NYC and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of department store accidents?
Department store accidents, like most accidents, typically occur when one or more parties are negligent. Often, people are hurt in department stores when department store management or staff members neglect to ensure their premises are safe for shoppers. We tend to see accidents most frequently occur because of a wide array of unsafe department store conditions, including the following:
- Poorly positioned floor mats or merchandise displays
- Dangerous spills left uncleaned or missing “wet floor” signs where they’re needed
- Dangerous parking lots or sidewalks
- Lack of security
- Merchandise falling from shelves and onto patrons
What actions should I take if I’m hurt on someone else’s property?
If you were hurt in an accident at a department store because of unsafe conditions, the first thing you should do is notify store management and call an ambulance to the scene of your accident. You should also photograph or take a video of the dangerous department store conditions that caused your accident. If you can, ask witnesses for their contact information. Once you’ve been treated in a hospital, you should keep a copy of your medical documents and speak with an experienced Bronx slip and fall lawyer who can help you pursue the financial compensation you need in a premises liability claim.
How long will I have to file an injury claim in New York State?
Those who’ve been injured in accidents are required to bring the injury claims within the state’s statute of limitations. Depending on where you were hurt, the statute of limitations in New York from anywhere between a few months to three years. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, but it is always best to bring your claim to our attention sooner, rather than later. We are here to help you today–all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.