Everything You Should Know About Retail Store Accidents
As retail stores begin reopening across the country, there will be more and more retail store accidents. These injuries are far more common than you may expect, and if you have been injured in a retail store accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about retail store accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of retail store accidents?
Retail store accidents are caused by several different factors, though they can most commonly be attributed to store owner negligence. When store owners know or should reasonably know of an unsafe condition, fail to fix that unsafe condition, and someone is injured and incurs damages as a result, there is a very good chance that person will be entitled to financial compensation. Some of the most common causes of retail store accidents are dangerous parking lots, defective sidewalks, merchandise falling from shelves, spills or liquids left unattended, often causing serious slip and falls, and, in the case of restaurants or supermarkets, food poisoning.
What should I do after being injured in a retail store?
If you are someone who has sustained a retail store injury, you should take several steps to help ensure you have what you need to win a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:
- First, call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene.
- Next, notify the store manager of the accident, and he or she should file a store incident report.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim in the future.
- Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
- Ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding the origin and extent of your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. That being said, ensure you file your claim within two years of the date of your accident, in accordance with Texas’s statute of limitations. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf to ensure you meet all the necessary deadlines.
Contact our experienced Odessa, Texas firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are here to help.