Many Tennessee residents visit retail locations several times throughout the week, if not daily. No one expects to get injured while visiting a store. Unfortunately, it does happen more often than some would like to think. If you have suffered an in-store injury, do not let it hurt you physically and financially. Under the right circumstances, you may seek compensation for your losses.
If you suffer an injury while visiting a place of business, who is responsible? At the end of the day, it all will come down to the details of the event.
Common shopping-related injuries
Believe it or not, one could suffer quite a few potential injuries while walking around a place of business. These include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any of these injuries could cause you to experience long-term pain and suffering.
Common causes of in-store injuries
Slip-and-fall accidents result in many in-store injuries. These can happen when a patron steps on a wet floor, trips on torn carpeting or a bulging rug, or if floors are uneven — among other things. Of course, injuries also commonly result from:
- Falling objects
- Shopping carts
So much can go wrong from what is supposed to be a simple trip to the store. In-store injuries occur frequently. Courts across the country see thousands of in-store accident injury cases every year.
Owner and staff responsibility
Business owners and their staff have a duty to their patrons to keep their places of business free from hazards. If an employee notices an issue, management must take corrective actions immediately. Failure to post warnings or fix the problem can leave a business owner liable for any damages sustained by anyone who gets hurt.
If you suffered injuries while visiting a retailer, you have every right to question whether you may seek compensation for any losses you experienced as a result. If you believe that negligence contributed to your injuries, you may file civil claims against all those thought responsible. An experienced attorney can help you pursue any legal actions that are appropriate for your case. If litigation ultimately proves successful, a civil court may award you a monetary judgment for any recoverable damages relating to your in-store injury.