Discount clothing stores like Marshalls are the perfect place to find the latest fashions. When you go shopping you get excited about returning home with all your new items. However, there are several hazardous conditions in clothing stores that can cause severe accidents. If you or someone you know suffered a trip and fall accident you should seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney.
A public store has a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for shoppers. While Marshall’s prides itself on making their stores hazard-free, customers are injured frequently. When accidents are caused by unsafe conditions a shopper can file a personal injury claim.
Slip and fall cases are the top reported shopping accident. Senior customers are especially vulnerable to serious injuries such as fractured bones and concussions.
Some of the top causes of store injuries inside Marshall’s include:
What many people don’t know is that retail stores like Marshalls can be held responsible for injuries a shopper may sustain during a security guard abuse or sexual abuse incident that takes place on their premises.
If you or a family member has been injured in Marshall’s it’s important to know that you are entitled to compensation that covers medical expenses, lost wages, physical and mental distress.
What you do following an injury can very well determine how well your personal injury case turns out. Here are three steps you should take immediately following your accident:
Report The Accident
No doubt slipping and falling in a public store can be embarrassing. However, you should stay in the store and ask for the manager. If you leave before filing an official injury report you can compromise your case.
Get Medical Treatment
Never refuse medical treatment even if you feel that you aren’t hurt. Your adrenaline is running and you might have sustained an injury and just didn’t realize it. Seek medical attention as soon as possible even if you have to visit your private physician. If you decide to see a private doctor make sure you let your doctor know that you were hurt.
When you file a personal injury claim against a large retail corporation like Marshall you’ll have to prove that the owner was indeed negligent. While the retailer has a legal duty of care the injured shopper will need to provide proof that their injuries were caused by the store which often includes:
The key to a successful trip and fall accident case is to gather supporting evidence to show that the injuries you endured were a result of the slip and fall accident. You will need to provide documentation that shows that the store owner is liable for both economic and no economic damages. Some great examples of evidence included:
When you file a personal injury claim you can sue for damages such as:– Pain and suffering
Marshalls has faced several premise liability cases in the past. Going up against a corporation like Marshall isn’t an easy feat. You’ll need the help of a skilled Marshall’s Slip and Fall lawyer who can help put together your evidence and protect your legal rights. An experienced accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve from medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of wages from being unable to work.
We work on a contingency fee basis which means you don’t have to worry about paying any outer pocket expenses. We take our service fee from the settlement amount awarded. That means you don’t pay a dime until we have successfully won your case.
Here at Lone Star Injury Firm, we offer free initial consultations that give you the opportunity to meet one on one with one of our attorneys. During the consultation, you can discuss all the details of your case. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details and determine whether you have a solid case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.