What You Should Know About Department Store Accidents in NYC

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What You Should Know About Department Store Accidents in NYC

Despite shopping being a pleasurable activity for many of us, entering a department store can put you in harm’s way. You could sustain significant injuries in any number of ways, even if you are paying close attention. Even if you are not, that does not give negligent store owners and department store staff free license to act recklessly. If you have sustained injuries in a big box store, please read on, then contact an experienced Bronx slip and fall lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn what you should know about department store accidents in New York City.

How might you sustain injuries in a New York City department store?

Though department store accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, they generally stem from some form of negligence on the part of owners or staff. That said, some of the most common causes of department store accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Poorly placed floor mats
  • Poorly placed merchandise displays
  • Merchandise falling from shelves
  • Merchandise in aisles, posing a trip and fall hazard
  • Spilled liquids
  • Unsafe department store parking lots
  • Inadequate security
  • Defective department store elevators or escalators

What constitutes a valid personal injury claim?

So long as you are able to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you should have a valid personal injury claim. To prove your claim, you will need to uncover and present the following evidence:

  • Witness statements
  • Pictures of the accident and/or unsafe conditions that caused your accident
  • Store incident reports
  • Medical documents

Before you set out on your journey to recover compensation, you should reach out to a skilled Bronx personal injury lawyer to discuss your next steps.

In New York City, how long do you have to file a personal injury claim for department store accidents?

At most, you have three years to file your lawsuit. However, with each passing day, it becomes more difficult to prove your case. Along with your competent personal injury attorney, you should commence proceedings now. Let our firm handle the legal work, while you focus on recovery. Please give us a call today. We stand ready to effectively fight for you and your interests, every step of the way.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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.

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