New York City is full of department stores, and many of us enjoy going to them to shop for new clothes, gifts for friends and family, and more. Unfortunately, there are times when department stores can become unsafe, especially when staff or department store owners aren’t vigilant in maintaining the premises. If you were recently injured in a retail or department store, our legal team is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about department store accidents and how we can assist you if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of department store accidents in Manhattan?
Department store accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, but some of the most common are as follows:
- Uneven surfaces
- Spills or wet surfaces
- Escalator or elevator accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Poorly-placed merchandise
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Poorly-placed floormats
What should I do if I’m hurt in a department store?
If you’re hurt in a department store, the first thing you should do is call the police. You should also make it a point to notify the store owner, and the owner should write up a store incident report. Make an effort to photograph the dangerous conditions that caused your accident and ask any witnesses for their contact information. Finally, once you receive medical treatment, you should hold on to all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries and retain the services of a seasoned Manhattan personal injury lawyer who can help you gather and present all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In New York City, accident victims traditionally have three years from the date of their accident to sue for compensation. Waiting longer than three years will likely result in them being permanently barred from suing. Our firm is prepared to help you today. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call or contact us online so we can get started working on your personal injury claim.
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