Retail Store Negligence Resulting in Injuries
Skilled Boston Premises Liability Lawyer
When you step into a retail store, you expect store managers to provide
you with a reasonably safe shopping experience. In fact, retail stores
are legally obligated to maintain safe premises. If you slip, fall or
suffer from any other injury in a retail store you may have a valid legal
claim against the business.
When filing a personal injury claim, it is imperative you enlist the help
of a Boston personal injury attorney to support your case. Our attorneys have
over 50 years of collective experience handling
personal injury cases. During that time we have successfully recovered
millions of dollars for our clients.
Call today to speak with an attorney from the Law Offices of Steven R. Whitman.
Common Retail Store Injury Claims
While many retail injury claims are
slip and fall claims, there are many other injuries that occur within a store.
According to the National Retail Foundation, the most common reported customer
- Slip and falls from liquids in aisles
- Faulty staircases
- Broken or poorly maintained escalators and elevators
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Insufficient lighting in parking lots
- Revolving door breakdowns
- Cuts from showcases and jagged shelves
- Lack of security
Customers as Invitees and Personal Injury Law
When retail stores open their storefronts to the public, customers, legally
referred to as
invitees, are invited into the retail space by an implied invitation. Invitees
can also include contractors, salespeople, and repairmen, truckers delivering
merchandise, wholesalers and anyone else who has entered the store front
to conduct business. Premises liability law protects invitees by requiring
property owners to exercise a reasonable duty of care to maintain a safe
retail environment for all invitees.
Reasonable Duty of Care
In a premises liability case involving retail store negligence, the plaintiff
must prove that the retail store had failed to exercise reasonable care.
Reasonable care for a retail store means the store has done everything
in its power to prevent foreseeable injury or harm. If a customer is harmed,
it is often because of retail store negligence. Usually, retail stores
will have safety policies in place to prevent harm to the public.
When the store does not follow or violates their own safety policies that
violation is the equivalent of being negligent. When a store is found
negligent they are liable for their customer’s damages. If you have
been injured due to the negligence of retail store, our
premises liability attorneys in Boston could help you recover damages including medical bills, lost wages, and
pain and suffering.
Injured in a Store? Call (617) 870-3347 Today!
Many common retail store injuries can leave you emotionally and physically
unable to work and financially overwhelmed. If you have suffered due to
the negligence of a retail store owner, our Boston personal injury attorneys
can fight to get you the compensation you need to move forward with your
life. We are committed to providing our clients with aggressive, results-driven
legal solutions. Our attorneys have an
extensive track record of success with trial litigation and settlements.
We can help you move forward.
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