Posted on December 24, 2015 in Personal Injury
Consumers are aware of many dangers when it comes to holiday shopping. Whether the danger is identity theft or the heightened risk of a car accident, most feel that they take enough precaution to ensure a happy holiday season rather than a tragic one. However, many do not realize the potential that exists for a slip and fall accident during the holidays.
Due to how many more people are in stores than normal business days, it is more important than ever for retailers to provide a safe environment for consumers to shop. In a perfect world, a store would pose no danger for a slip and fall or other accident. However, in the real world, slippery spills and poor lighting lead to falls every day, and especially during the holiday shopping season when there are more people and obstacles that lead to injury.
One of the most common slip and fall injuries in a retail store is when there is a slippery floor that has not been properly marked to warn customers. This puts customers at risk for small injuries such as a sprain, or large injuries such as spinal cord injuries, since there is often nothing to brace the customer for the fall, , and even concussions.
HOLD THE RETAILER RESPONSIBLE
At first, it may seem that a small slip is no big deal. However, it can lead to a need for medical attention. Before anything else, be sure to get checked out before deciding the slip and fall accident had no effect. Treatment will not only help a victim heal faster, but will also provide evidence in a case.
If possible, it could serve to have someone stay behind to get contact information from witnesses. The most important aspect of a slip and fall case is time. Be sure to contact a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. There may be time limits in place to file the proper paperwork for a premises liability claim.
OTHER POTENTIAL INJURIES
While slip and fall accidents are among the most likely, there are other dangers that could harm a shopper. This includes poorly stacked shelves that fall over, overcrowding injuries such as trampling, poorly maintained parking lots that lead to personal injury and more. No matter the injury, it could be possible that the victim is eligible for compensation. The retailer could be held accountable for treatment, bills and lost wages.
NJ SLIP AND FALL LAWYER AT EICHEN CRUTCHLOW ZASLOW & MCELROY, LLP, REPRESENTS CUSTOMERS HARMED WHILE SHOPPING
The holidays should be a time of joy, not a time of medical bills. If you or someone you love has been hurt while holiday shopping due to the negligence of management or store owners, contact a NJ slip and fall lawyer at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP today at 732-777-0100 or contact us online today for a free consultation.
Consumers are aware of many dangers when it comes to holiday shopping. Whether the danger is identity theft or the heightened risk of a rel=”nofollow” >car accident, most feel that they take enough precaution to ensure a happy holiday season rather than a tragic one. However, many do not realize the potential that exists for a slip and fall accident during the holidays.