When you think of retail stores, you may think of sales, the latest trends, or the burden of schlepping to the store and making a return. But, you are probably not considering the dangers a store can pose. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways to sustain an injury in a store. Read on to learn more about retail store injuries in Pennsylvania and what to do if you are involved in an accident.
Who is Responsible for a Retail Store Accident in Pennsylvania?
Store owners are considered property owners. This means they have an obligation to keep their premises safe for patrons at all times. In order to keep a property safe, the store owner must conduct routine inspections of the grounds. This ensures they are aware of any potential hazards when they arise so that they can be fixed before anyone can become injured. Different dangers that can be present in a retail store can include spilled liquids, uneven walkways, poor lighting, parking lot hazards, construction, and more.
Can I Recover Compensation for a Retail Store Accident?
If you were injured due to the negligence of a store owner or employee, it is likely that you deserve compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of this negligence. In order to do this, it is important to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, you should be sure to visit the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after the accident. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Lastly, contact an attorney. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof, including security camera footage and other evidence you may not be able to access otherwise.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a retail store accident, you may be suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. You likely deserve compensation to help ease the burdens you now face. Our firm is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney today.
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