shopping mall injury

If you get injured in a shopping mall and you believe that it was someone else’s fault, then you may be owed compensation. A New Jersey slip & fall lawyer from our firm can take a closer look at your case and help you figure out how you can hold negligent parties accountable for the pain that they have caused.

What Are Common Hazards in a Shopping Mall?

There are many potential dangers in a mall. People get injured in a shopping mall due to hazards like:

  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Falling merchandise
  • Faulty escalators or elevators
  • Cluttered aisles and walkways
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Damaged stairs
  • Wet floors

What Should I Do After Getting Injured in a Shopping Mall?

You can start building a case immediately after getting injured in a shopping mall. You should:

  • Fill out an incident report if it’s offered
  • Take pictures and video of the accident scene
  • Talk to witnesses and get their contact info
  • Avoid saying anything apologetic or things like “I’m fine.”
  • Do not talk to the store’s or mall’s insurance company on your own
  • Get medical care as soon as possible
  • Talk to a personal injury attorney

Can I Sue After Getting Injured in a Shopping Mall?

Yes, if someone’s negligence caused you to get hurt you can likely sue for damages. This means that someone knew about the hazard and did nothing to fix the problem or warn others about it.

A good example of this is a wet floor. A pipe starts leaking and makes the floor slippery. The owner of the mall does not take steps to address the problem, nor do they put out a wet floor sign or any other warning. If someone slips and falls, that’s grounds for a personal injury suit.

However, let’s say that Bill comes into a store and drops his drink on the floor. He makes himself scarce, leaving without telling employees or the store owner. Then Kathy comes down the aisle and slips. Kathy is probably not going to be able to blame her accident on the mall or any related parties.

Who is Responsible For My Injuries?

This is where these types of cases can get complicated. If you get injured in a shopping mall, there could be one liable party or multiple. A personal injury attorney from our firm can take a closer look at your case and figure out if multiple people or companies should be held accountable. You could end up suing:

  • The owner of the mall
  • The owner of a store
  • A company responsible for maintaining the property
  • A manufacturer of faulty equipment, like an escalator

If they contributed to your accident, we will help you hold them accountable.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney

If you want to learn more about your legal options, contact the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg. We can schedule a consultation and take a closer look at your case. Then we can tell you more about what our attorneys can do to help you secure compensation.

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