What Do I Do After Being Hurt While Shopping?

Premises liability

When shopping at your local grocery store, the last thing you think about is being injured. Unfortunately, it is all too common for shoppers to suffer injuries as a result of falling merchandise, uncleaned spills, or even vicious attacks. If you find yourself injured as a result of an accident while at a business, it is essential for you to understand your rights. Premises liability laws provide you with legal options that can help you recover compensation for your resulting expenses and losses.

Proving Negligence

After an accident, you must demonstrate that negligence was the cause of your injuries and damages. This involves showing that you had the legal right to be at the business. Given the fact that most businesses operate to the public, this is not too challenging to show.

Furthermore, you must show that the owner or manager of the business failed to provide a safe location for you to shop. You must show that their inaction or action was the cause of your accident and that the accident resulted in your injuries and damages.

This can be done by showing that the store owner failed to clean up a spill, did not address broken ground surfaces, or did not properly secure merchandise on the shelves above.

The Right to Compensation

After proving negligence, you can request compensation for your damages. Damages can be economic, such as lost wages or medical costs, or non-economic, such as loss of quality of life or pain and suffering. Having a skilled legal team representing you can make all of the difference in your ability to recover full compensation for your damages. Your attorney will be able to investigate and negotiate for you.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have been hurt due to an accident while shopping, the premises liability lawyers at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP are here to help. With offices located in Chesterfield, NY, Glens Falls, NY, and Miami, FL, their team is available to provide legal guidance and support during this challenging time. Contact the law firm at (518) 792-1174 to schedule a consultation or fill out the online form to get started.


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