Shopping Center Accidents
Perazzo Law Shares Insight into accidents that takes place within or around Shopping Centers and Malls in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
A trip to the mall can be a relaxing and entertaining experience for people of all ages, with millions of people visiting Florida malls each year. However, not only do visitors need to be watch their budget, but also their step, as wandering through a mall can end in personal injury, with thousands of shopping mall accidents reported yearly. Accidents that end in personal injury as a result of negligence on behalf of the business operator or mall administration, can result in a Premises Liability claim for compensation by the injured party or parties to cover medical expenses, damages or lost wages.
Recent Slip and Fall Case in Local Walmart:
Clearwater, Florida: A shopper is suing Walmart on the ground of negligence after she slipped and fell on water that was left unattended to by the Walmart employee that failed to clean it up and provide proper warming of the wet surface. The slip and fall accident victim claims the fall led to bodily injuries, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, medical expenses and more. The alleged victim's claim states that the Walmart East store created a latent hazard that was accompanied by a lack of regular maintenance and inspection of the soiled area, and failed to provide safe and hazarfree access for customers. The slip and fall accident victim is seeking trial by jury with a compensation claim of over $15,000 to cover damages and other. This is a typical Premisses Liability case in which Business operators are bound by law to make sure their business premises are hazard free for customers and visitors.
Perazzo Law Shares Best Advice for Dealing with a Shopping Mall Accidents in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties
Business operators that own shops inside a Mall, as well as Mall operators, owe a duty to shoppers and visitors. This duty includes making sure that their premises are safe and free of any potential dangers (as listed above). Unfortunately, accidents to take place within shopping centers and malls, and when they do, mall authorities and business operators are wary of having a lawsuit filed against them. Upon being hurt from an accident taking place inside a shopping mall or particular store within, the injured party will be asked to fill-out an accident report which asks the injured party to detail the injuries sustained from the accident. Perazzo Law advises those injured in a shopping mall to refrain from filling out the form as some injuries don't reveal themselves until later on, thus the mall and its insurance provider may use your report against you in the event a lawsuit is filed on the injured party's behalf. Insurance companies do not like to pay-out for injuries and will try to have you settle your claim as quickly as possible and for as little as possible, thus, Perazzo Law advises shopping mall accident victims to refrain from trusting an insurance adjuster's offer or the value of your claim. After a shopping mall accident, Perazzo Law urges you to contact their Miami or North Miami Beach office ONLINE for a free and honest consultation.
Perazzo Law Shares Common Shopping Center and Mall Accidents:
- Slip, Trip and Falls on soiled or uneven surfaces
- Poorly stacked merchandise that falls off shelves
- Poorly maintained equipment or devices such as ladders, lifts, seating
- Inadequate lighting that leads to falls
- Violence through robbery or assault
- Elevator, Escalator or Staircase Accidents
- Food poisoning at food court
Perazzo Law Shares Common Injuries from Accidents in Shopping Center and Malls:
- Mild to Severe Bruises
- Sprained Ankles
- Broken Bones
- Fractured Hips
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Neck Injuries
- Cuts and Burns
- Vomiting and Nausea
- Facial Injury
If you, a friend or relative has been hurt in a shopping center or mall, Perazzo Law urges you to contact their Miami or North Miami Beach law offices ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation.