Retail Store Negligence Resulting in Injuries
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When you step into a retail store, you expect store managers to provide you with a reasonably safe shopping experience. Retail businesses are legally obligated to keep their premises safe for customers. If you suffer an injury from a hazard on store premises, you could have a valid 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 55 years of collective experience handling personal injury cases. During that time we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
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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 injuries are:
- 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 storefront 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.
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Sudden and severe injuries leave you physically unable to work, robbing you of your income while your medical debt rises. If you have suffered due to the negligence of a retail store owner, our Boston premises liability attorneys fight to get 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. You can trust us to fight to secure your future and provide stability for your family.
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