Many of us enjoy shopping at retail or department stores on the weekends, or even after a day of work. It can be fun, relaxing, or even necessary when the holidays roll around. However, few of us ever expect to sustain a serious injury in one. If you’ve been injured in a retail store accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about retail store accidents and how we can help you recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of retail store accidents?
Retail store accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though just like most other accidents, they are the result of negligence. When retail store staff or management fail to ensure their premises are safe for shoppers, they can become very dangerous as a result. Most retail store accidents occur as a result of falling merchandise, poorly placed floor mats, spills left unattended causing slip and falls, broken glass in aisles, defective elevators/escalators, and more.
How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?
If you were injured in a retail store accident, you and your Maryland personal injury attorney will have to prove that the property owner/staff knew or should have known about the unsafe property conditions, failed to fix them in a timely manner, and that you were seriously injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result. This is not always easy, which is why it is always best to obtain as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident, including witness statements, pictures of the unsafe retail store conditions, a copy of the police report, a store incident report, and more. Ensure you also seek immediate medical treatment after an accident.
How long will I have to sue a retail store for an injury in Maryland?
If you are injured in a retail store in Maryland, you will have to ensure that you file your personal injury claim promptly, for the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is, generally, three years, meaning you must not wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. However, that being said, the sooner you file your claim the better, as it will become harder to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence if you file your claim, say, 2.5 years after the accident occurred. We can help you today.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.