Under the legal doctrine of “premises liability,” the owners of malls, stores, supermarkets, and bodegas in New York are responsible for maintaining their establishments in reasonably safe condition. But partly because of the numerous products they carry and partly due to employee or managerial negligence, many basic tasks, like proper cleaning and daily maintenance upkeep, can slip through the cracks.
If that “clean up on Aisle 5” doesn’t actually happen, shoppers in stores and supermarkets can suffer serious injuries in retail store accidents.
Attorneys To Represent You Against Stores, Malls & Supermarkets
Luckily, New York State allows those injured in malls, supermarkets and stores to seek justice in a personal injury lawsuit. Our lawyers have had recent success in obtaining slip and fall case settlements against malls, supermarkets, stores and bodegas in New York. With our decades of legal experience, our attorneys have amassed a valuable range of knowledge and trial skills in preparing and litigating personal injury cases in the state.
Although many of our fall down accident cases settle favorably long before seeing the inside of a courtroom, we prepare every case for trial. Our detailed approach and aggressive advocacy have brought us an impressive record of success fighting for the victims of New York mall or supermarket premises liability accidents.
Common Hazards In New York City Malls, Retail Stores & Supermarkets
When you enter a mall, retail store, supermarket, or bodega in New York, you enter into an implicit agreement with the store’s owner. In exchange for your business, the property owner assumes responsibility for the condition of their shop. In addition to other factors, retail store owners agree to maintain a safe shopping environment and warn shoppers of potential safety hazards.
But both small, independently-owned shops and large chain supermarkets and malls can be host to potentially dangerous situations for shoppers. Our injury lawyers have handled retail store accident cases involving the following conditions:
- Recently-mopped floors without proper warning signage
- Spilled products on floor left uncleaned
- Broken jars on supermarket shelves resulting in serious cuts
- Uneven floors causing trip and fall accidents
- Uncontrolled crowds during peak business hours
- Parking lots and sidewalks covered in dangerous ice and snow
- Faulty elevators and escalators
- Improper lighting
Do I Have A Mall or Supermarket Injury Case?
For your accident to qualify as a “premises liability” case, the conditions that led to your injuries must satisfy several preconditions:
- You were a “guest” of the mall, supermarket or retail store, a shopper or other authorized visitor, rather than a trespasser
- The mall, shop or supermarket’s owner did know, or should have known, about the hazardous condition and did nothing or something inadequate to fix the problem
- Your injuries resulted directly from the accident
Understandably, mall and supermarket fall cases are particularly complex, involving expert fact-finding and lengthy investigation procedures. The total damages may go far beyond medical expenses and lost wages, requiring particular legal knowledge and thorough attention. If you suspect that your situation fulfills the conditions listed above, we urge you to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Are You Ready To Get Justice?
You may be able to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call Banville Law experienced litigation team today.