Retail Store Accidents
While many of us enjoy shopping or find that visiting retail stores is a necessary part of life, fewer people understand the serious dangers that may be lurking at stores, shops, and other business premises. In any instance in which a retail store location invites members of the public onto its premises, the store has a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our experienced Naples premises liability lawyers have provided legal representation to victims of these accidents for over 20 years. We are ready to help you seek the compensation that you deserve.Holding a Negligent Retail Store Accountable for an Accident
In Florida, people who suffer injuries on another party’s property can bring a premises liability claim to seek damages from whoever may have been responsible. Property owners and occupiers owe visitors and guests a duty of care to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe and to repair any dangerous conditions. If there is a dangerous condition that the property owner cannot address, the owner must provide an adequate warning alerting visitors and guests about the risk. To assert the right to compensation, the plaintiff must show that there was a dangerous condition on the property, that the defendant knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition, that the defendant failed to act with the appropriate care in fixing, removing, or warning against the danger, and that the victim was hurt as a result.
Dangerous conditions can take many forms at retail store locations. Slippery floors are among the most common examples of these hazards, particularly when it comes to spilled produce in a supermarket. Stores that display merchandise on tall shelving also must ensure that it is secured safely. This is especially true when the products are made of potentially hazardous materials, such as glass, pointed objects, or other components that could cause harm. Uneven or cracked flooring, rickety staircases, uneven steps, poorly lit walkways, and faulty doors and windows are other potential situations that can cause serious accidents.
The plaintiff will need to identify quantifiable damages that he or she incurred as a result of the accident. Common injuries suffered in retail store slip and falls include broken bones, concussions, fractures, and even long-term injuries like slipped spinal discs. A plaintiff in a premises liability lawsuit can potentially recover compensation for costs and losses such as medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, reduced quality of life, pain and suffering, and future medical care.Discuss Your Premises Liability Claim with a Naples Lawyer
If you have suffered devastating harm as the result of a retail location’s failure to maintain its premises with due care, you may have legal rights to assert. The Naples premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron proudly serve people in many areas of South Florida, including Coral Springs, Fort Myers, Tamarac, North Miami Beach, and other cities throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Contact us online or call us at one of our regional office locations to set up an appointment with a knowledgeable slip and fall attorney. You can reach us in Broward County at (954) 247-4878, in Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.