Shopping injuries can be life altering
Shopping venue owners have a duty to keep patrons safe from injuries. Doing so means that they must take several points into account. Not only do they have to think about the physical attributes of the premises, such as the flooring and shelving, but they also have to consider the security of the patrons. Without thinking about security, stores can often miss one of the possible ways that patrons can suffer injuries.
Overcrowding in stores, such as what would happen on Black Friday or during a major sale, can pose a problem for shoppers. The massive crowds mean that shoppers are at risk of being trampled, shoved, or pushed. Each of those possibilities carries the risk of the shopper suffering from serious injuries.
When it comes to issues regarding overcrowding or negligent security, injured shoppers might choose to seek compensation for their injuries. There are a five points that must be included in the claim for compensation. These include:
–The shop owner should have known or knew about the dangerous condition that was present.
–The shop owner didn’t take time to reguarly inspect the property to learn of problems.
–The dangerous condition is what led to the accident.
–The accident is what caused the injuries that the shopper suffered.
–The injured shopper suffered damages, including financial damages, because of the injury caused by the accident.
Claims based on negligent security can be rather complex because of the required elements and circumstances of the accident. It is crucial that you fully understand what you need to include in your claim for compensation before you file.
Source: FindLaw, “Shopping Injuries Overview,” accessed July 08, 2016