Posted: April 17, 2018
One of the most common places for people to slip, fall, and sustain injury is in a department store or department store parking lot. Wet floors, misplaced rugs, spills, and fallen merchandise are all hazards that can easily cause injury to someone absorbed in shopping and not expecting to have to pay close attention to the floor.
Manhattan department store slip and fall lawyer Reid B. Wissner has experience helping his clients recover damages from the store where their injury happened. Call his office at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.
When Is A Store Responsible For Your Injuries?
All retail stores, from the biggest department store to your local mom and pop shop, have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for visitors. If you are injured and can show that the injury was a result of unsafe conditions that the store should have known about, you likely have a premises liability case and can recover damages to cover your medical bills and other expenses.
Some high profile examples of successful premises liability cases include:
- A woman whose kneecap was shattered after slipping in liquid soap on the floor at Costco won almost half a million dollars
- A woman who sustained serious injuries after a slip and fall in a Wal-Mart that rendered her disabled and unable to work won $15 million in damages
Mr. Wissner has won significant amounts for his clients as well. Notably, we were able to obtain over $400,000 in damages for a client who slipped and fell in an icy parking lot. See other examples of our successful slip and fall verdicts here.
Department store owners will try their hardest to prove that you were the one who was careless and at fault, so it is imperative to seek an experienced premises liability lawyer like Mr. Wissner if you were injured in a slip and fall accident. We have the experience and legal knowledge necessary to fight the department store and obtain any necessary evidence that shows you were not responsible. We will not give up until we have reached the best possible verdict and settlement for you.
There are many different scenarios that may cause a person to become injured in a department store or other public place. Some of the most common are:
- Spills that were not cleaned up in a timely manner
- Wet floors that are not adequately marked with signage
- Food or objects on the floor that were not cleaned up
- Uneven floors or raised edges that people could trip over
- Merchandise displays set up poorly, with a danger of falling on a customer
- Broken or uneven stairs or escalators
- Broken or missing handrails near stairs
If you were severely injured at a department store, you may not be sure if your injuries were caused by store neglect or if you have a strong case to sue. You should go ahead and give us a call anyway, though, so we can give you a professional opinion. It is absolutely free to call us for a consultation, and if we take your case, we will not charge you a cent until we've reached a successful verdict for you.
Call Now For Your Free Legal Consultation
Call NYC personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner today at 212-406-9288 to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and other nearby areas of greater New York City.