Stores come in all shapes and sizes, from a shopping mall to a small stationary store, from a large department store to a small convenience store. Stores sell everything including food, clothing, furniture, car parts, books, sporting goods, toys and office supplies. Regardless of the size of the store or what it sells, a store should be safe for all customers. If you are hurt at a store, we have the experience and expertise to help. Below are a few examples of conditions that can be dangerous at a store.
Items on the Floors
Stores allow customers to select items for purchase off its shelves. Not all customers are careful with the items selected, which can cause goods to be dropped on the floor. Some goods such as liquids or produce can make the floor slippery and dangerous. All stores should ensure that its floors are regularly inspected and that it cleans up or addresses any hazardous conditions. If you fell because there was something on the floor of a store, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Many stores and malls are large venues that require regular and constant cleaning. When being cleaned, however, the store will often use a mop or other liquid to clean the floor. If the area being cleaned is not properly marked to warn patrons, it can be dangerous. If you fell due to a recently mopped floor, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Stores have many coolers, ice machines and other equipment that can leak, causing liquid to get on the floor. Equipment should be regularly checked for leaks and properly maintained. If you fell due to faulty equipment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
When grocery stores suspect shoplifting occurs, some employees will chase after the shoplifter, thereby creating a dangerous situation that may hurt other customers. If this happens to you, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.