There are few things more surprising than browsing your favorite retail store for clothes, entertainment, or any other type of merchandise, only to find yourself seriously injured due to no fault of your own. If this has happened to you, you must keep reading to learn more about retail store accidents, what to do after being hurt in one, and how our New York City personal injury attorney can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have about retail store accidents:
What are the primary causes of retail store accidents?
Retail store accidents are generally due to store owner or staff negligence. In many cases, these accidents are caused because there are safety hazards present that should have been dealt with, but they were not. For example, in many cases, people are injured by slipping and falling on spilled liquids that should have been cleaned up. Additionally, people can be hurt by poorly-placed falling merchandise from shelves. Defective escalators and elevators in department stores can also lead to serious injuries at times.
What should I do if I am injured in a retail store accident?
If you are injured in a retail store accident, you will have to hire an experienced New York City premises liability attorney who can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that the retail store owner or staff knew, or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after being hurt in an NYC retail store accident?
If you are injured in a retail store accident, you will have to file your claim with in the state’s statute of limitations. Simply put, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York City is three years, which means that in most cases, you will have to file your personal injury claim within three years of the date of your accident. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you may be denied your right to sue. We are ready to get the claims process started today–all you have to do is ask.
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