If you have been injured while shopping in big box or retail store, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Because business owners and managers have a responsibility to maintain reasonably safe premises, injuries suffered from slip, trip and fall accidents may be more than just “accidents.” They may be negligence.
It would be unfair for you to incur medical bills, lose time from work and suffer diminished quality of life due to someone’s carelessness. That’s why it’s important to call an experienced premises liability lawyer for help. At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we will fight to get you the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Common Shopping Injury Cases
Shopping injury cases are premised on the a store’s failure to meet basic safety standards. Wet or slippery floors, unsecured rugs, tripping hazards and even faulty shopping carts can cause unsuspecting patrons to suffer an injury or hard fall. Retail and other big box outlets are fully aware of these industry dangers and their duty to maintain a safe shopping environment. When people get hurt, these companies are often at fault. Some of the more common injuries include:
- Broken bones: Wet floors, raised carpets and poor lighting among other factors can cause significant impacts
- Head trauma: Hard floor impacts and falling objects can result in traumatic brain injuries
- Scarring: Sharp edges from shopping carts can cause deep cuts on hands, arms and legs
- Parking lot incidents: Car collisions and bodily injuries may be the result of poorly maintained parking lot conditions, signage or lighting
It’s not uncommon for supermarkets and other retail outlets to deny you fair compensation for injuries sustained on their property. In many cases, these big box corporations may claim that no hazard existed, they didn’t know about it, they took appropriate steps or, simply, you are at fault. These are just some of the reasons why it is imperative that you seek immediate medical treatment and then call an experienced premises liability lawyer.
Contact An Experienced Illinois Slip-And-Fall Injury Attorney
The importance of swift, determined legal representation cannot be understated. Having an attorney present your claim puts big corporations and insurance giants on notice that you are prepared to see them in court. In many cases, insurance carriers will work out a reasonable settlement rather than face trial. But, if they won’t be reasonable, we are fully prepared to take them to court.
If you have suffered an injury due to a retail store’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness, call The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., in Peoria at 309-673-5144, or contact us online, to schedule your free consultation.