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Law Office of Steve Brannan March 31, 2021

Though we do not particularly fear for our safety when simply going to the mall, shopping for clothes, or otherwise, department stores, at times, can become extremely dangerous–usually due to negligence. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Odessa personal injury attorney to learn more about department store accidents and how we can help you if you are injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What Are the Most Common Causes of Department Store Accidents in Texas?

Department store accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, though they are most commonly the result of negligence. In many cases, department store accidents are due to department store management/staff negligence, such as failing to clean up spills left unattended, causing slip and fall accidents. Additionally, staff/management is oftentimes negligent by poorly placing floor mats in wrong places, poorly placing merchandise, causing it to fall from shelves and injure customers, and more.

Who Is Responsible for A Department Store Accident?

As mentioned above, in most cases, department store management/staff is the liable party for department store accidents. After an injury, it is your duty to speak with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can analyze each aspect of your case and determine whether the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result. As long as we can prove as much, you should qualify for a premises liability claim. That being said, in other cases, people are injured due to negligently manufactured or negligently designed products, such as defective department store elevators or escalators. In this case, we will most likely file a product liability claim on your behalf.

All else aside, you must ensure that you act quickly after your injury, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time all those who have been wrongly injured have to sue. The statute of limitations in Texas is, generally two years, giving you two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. We are ready to help today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm

No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.