Philadelphia Store Accident Lawyer
Stores can be full of hazards, and if management does not take preventative safety measures, shoppers can easily be injured. If you are a victim of an accident in a Philadelphia store, contact Rosenbaum & Associates for help. We will evaluate your case for free and advise you of your legal options. Call our Philadelphia store accident lawyers at (215) 569-0200 or contact us online today.
Why Choose Our Philadelphia Store Accident Lawyer?
- We have a winning track record and have recovered millions in compensation for our clients.
- We understand premises liability law and have more than 25 years of related case experience.
- You don’t pay legal fees unless we win your case.
Common Types of Store Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere on store property at any time. For shoppers, slippery floors, icy sidewalks, uneven walking surfaces, torn carpeting, and overcrowding are just some of the issues that can lead to sudden and unexpected falls.
Injuries From Falling Objects
Retailers often overload or stack the shelves improperly, increasing the risk of an injury from a falling object. From concussions to eye injuries, falling objects can cause various injuries with potentially serious medical complications.
Boxes, empty cartons, wires, unwanted ropes, etc., can be carelessly left on the ground creating an obstacle that shoppers can trip over.
Other common causes of store accident injuries are damaged shopping carts, missing or improperly positioned floor mats, defective entrance, and exit doors, and spoiled or tainted food.
Premises Liability in Store Accidents
Store owners and managers are required to protect their patrons from any foreseeable harm. Basic requirements include but are not limited to providing regular maintenance, adequate security, and proper lighting. The keyword here is foreseeable, which means property owners are not responsible for every injury, as some are out of their control.
A store owner’s duty of care applies primarily to preventable injuries, such as a slip and fall due to a mopped floor that didn’t have a warning sign. When a store owner violates their duty of care (e.g., failure to put out a wet floor warning sign), their actions may legally constitute negligence. If a store owner can be proven to have acted negligently, they are liable for any resulting injuries and damages, and as a victim, you are entitled to compensation.
What To Do After a Store Accident
If you are injured in a store, take the following steps to protect your health and right to compensation:
- Ask for a manager and report the accident immediately. Fill out and request a copy of the incident report.
- Take photos of the hazard, and the surrounding area where you were injured since any clear evidence of negligence is likely to disappear before you or an attorney has the opportunity to conduct an investigation.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information, and check if they will make a recorded statement on your phone of what they saw happen.
- Seek medical care as soon as possible. Your visit will be documented and can be used to prove the link between the store accident and your injury.
- Contact an attorney. They will conduct an independent investigation, speak to witnesses on your behalf, request surveillance camera footage if available, and negotiate with the store’s insurance company to recover fair compensation on your behalf.
Our Team Is Here to Help
If you or a loved one was injured in a store accident, our team of Philadelphia store accident attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (215) 569-0200 or request a free consultation online today.