As you walk toward your favorite store, your see the lights twinkling in the windows, you notice the dozens of other shoppers, and you smell the delightful scent of pine… and then your eyes lock on the beautiful silver shirt that would be just perfect for… BOOM! Ouuuucccchhhh!
You tripped and fell. You’re down for the count and your knee and hip are in significant pain. Fortunately, someone from the store comes over to help you and you’re able to get up. You will be OK.
The holiday season is a festive time when people are in a rush to purchase gifts, decorate their homes, and make special meals to share with friends and family. The stores and parking lots are crowded, shoppers sift through large amounts of merchandise and leave items scattered throughout the stores, and retail employees struggle to organize the displays and the merchandise, ring up purchases, and stay awake late into the night.
So, how did you fall? Were you rushing and failed to look? Did you trip over merchandise that fell on the floor? Was the floor recently mopped or waxed?
Slip or trip and falls can happen in retail establishments, hotels, restaurants, or other businesses. And accidents can happen when an establishment fails to fix a loose stair or leaves a broken light in the parking lot, making it difficult for the shopper to see.
Oftentimes, trip or slip and falls in malls and retail stores can be prevented. The retail establishment must take reasonable care to ensure the premises are safe for shoppers. This translates to keeping the floors clean and free of any transitory substances, conducting routine maintenance and monitoring, and putting up a “wet floor” sign to warn shoppers to be extra careful if the floors are wet. This also means cleaning up a spill within a reasonable amount of time.
If a person slips or trips and falls and suffers serious injuries as a result of negligence by the store, hotel, restaurant, or other type of business, the establishment or property owner may be liable. With the guidance of an experienced attorney from Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., the injured victim may be able to take legal action against the establishment.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a slip or trip and fall at a South Florida establishment, promptly contact a reputable attorney who specializes premises liability law. Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can determine the best way to prove your case and provide you with fair compensation. Contact the attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. at (954) 428-9333 to find out what you can do to protect your rights.
Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout the state of Florida. The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle and boating accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work. Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury. For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at (954) 428-9333.