Our Personal Injury Lawyer Represents Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents in Brooklyn Retail Stores
Personal injury claims like those that stem from a slip and fall accident can occur in a variety of places. Regardless of where you suffer a personal injury, property owners, tenants, business owners, and employees have certain obligations to maintain the safety of their premises. Those duties extend to the people who occupy or visit the premises. When a person gets injured on someone’s commercial or residential property, it is often because of negligence; someone did or did not do something they were supposed to do.
If you slip and fall because of negligence, and you suffer injuries, you may be able to obtain damages from the party responsible. By filing a negligence claim, or personal injury claim, or premises liability claim, you can collect damages to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Having an experienced premises liability lawyer is crucial to helping you secure the maximum damages the laws allow. This is especially important if you slip and fall on the premises of a large retail store such as Marshalls, Shoprite, or Stop & Shop.
Why? Because retail stores have lawyers and big insurance companies. It would be best if you had someone representing the interests of you and your family who is capable of standing up to them. At the Brooklyn Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., we can do just that. Our experienced premises and personal injury lawyer can ensure you obtain the compensation your injuries and the laws warrant.
Retail Stores Have Duties to Customers and The Public
Like all businesses that cater to the public, stores have legal obligations. They must maintain reasonably safe property to protect their customers. The type of store does not matter. What kind of stores have these legal obligations?
- Local grocery stores
- Local clothing stores
- National grocery stores like Shoprite or Stop & Shop
- Chain stores like Marshalls, Walmart, and Target
- Department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s
- Drugstores like CVS and Walgreens
Essentially, any retail business open to the public has a duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions. When it does not, and injuries result, legal liability may result.
How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Brooklyn Retail Stores?
Many slip and fall accidents that occur in retail stores result from unsafe conditions on the floor inside the store or the sidewalk outside the store. It might be easier to give some examples of common accidents that result in premises liability claims against retail stores. Some examples include:
- Slipping on accumulated ice outside the entrance to a department store
- Tripping over a rug that is not laid out properly (flat) at the entrance or interior of a store
- Slipping on a spill on the floor in the aisle of a supermarket
- Falling in a market due to a defective shopping cart
- Falling over or getting hurt because of a falling object
- Tripping over objects on the floor of a clothing store
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Falling down a staircase or escalator in a department store
- Slipping and falling in the parking lot of a chain store
If you experience any of the above retail store accidents, it is likely due to the negligence of the store owner, landlord, or employees. Contact the personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, PC, to find out if you have a premises liability claim.
Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How to Prove Retailer Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
You already know that retail store owners and operators owe a duty to customers. What does that mean? It means they need to exercise reasonable care to keep the premises reasonably safe.
When you have an accident in a retail store, therefore, you have to prove that the retailer was negligent if you want to hold it liable for your injuries. To do that, you must, with the help of your personal injury lawyers, show that the retailer did not exercise reasonable care.
To prove a retail store is negligent you must show:
- That was a dangerous condition
- The dangerous condition caused your injuries
- The retail store knew or should have known about the dangerous condition
- You did nothing to contribute to your injuries
- The dangerous condition was the actual cause of your injuries
- Your injuries and damages are real
The type of store does not matter. It can be a clothing store like Marshalls or a supermarket like Shoprite or a small deli on the corner. The duty is the same, and proving negligence is the same. There are other considerations, however, that can affect your premises liability claim.
Some questions that can arise include whether the victim, you, played a role in your accident. In other words, customers also must exercise reasonable caution in public places to avoid becoming injured.
Why You Need Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer can work in your favor when a large corporation or insurance company tries to blame you for your accident. Picture this: you fall in Marshalls and break your hip or suffer a head injury in Shoprite when you slip on spilled soap.
You are in the hospital or home trying hard to recover. You can’t work or your bills on time. Your medical expenses are piling up daily. The retail store and their insurance company know you are suffering and will try to take advantage of you. Don’t let them pressure you into settling for a low amount or dropping your claim because you think it is your fault.
Contact the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. When You Slip and Fall in a Brooklyn Retail Store
At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, our Brooklyn premises liability lawyer can protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation your injuries warrant. With experience and tenacity, we represent victims of slip and fall accidents throughout Brooklyn. Call us at 800-560-0214 today for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim.