Suffered an accident at a shopping mall?
Were you injured as a customer or visitor at the Aventura Mall during the Thanksgiving / Black Friday activities?
If so, you may be eligible for compensation through an insurance filed by a personal injury lawyer. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm is ready to answer any questions, doubt, or concerns following an accident at a shopping mall.
Accidents such as Slip & Falls, which are among the most common, can take place on staircases, escalators, elevators, and any walking surface on the premises (see Premises Liability below).
Some of the Malls where accidents occur and visitors suffer personal injury:
- Aventura Mall
- Dadeland Mall
- Westland Mall
- Sunset Mall
- Sunset Place
Businesses operate within a shopping mall, as well as shopping mall operators, owe a duty to all those that visit their establishments. This duty includes taking all necessary measures to guarantee that the premises pose no threat of accidents or injuries. Sadly, accidents happen and mall authorities and business operators may be held accountable for any injuries, damages, or losses by way of an insurance claim for compensation.
Common Accidents at Shopping Malls:
- Slip, Trip and Falls on soiled or uneven surfaces
- Poorly stacked merchandise that falls off shelves
- Poorly maintained equipment or devices such as ladders, lifts, seating
- Inadequate lighting that leads to falls
- Violence through robbery or assault
- Elevator, Escalator or Staircase Accidents
- Food poisoning at food court
Common Injuries at Shopping Malls:
- Mild to Severe Bruises
- Sprained Ankles
- Broken Bones
- Fractured Hips
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Cord Trauma
- Neck Injuries
- Cuts and Burns
- Vomiting and Nausea
- Facial Injury
In the event of an accident at a shopping mall or business, immediately have someone notify mall authorities to report the incident. Request medical attention to be provided by the mall operators. Usually, shopping malls have a first aid unit available to treat minor injuries. Once the authorities have been notified, document the incident by taking photos of the accident scene and take pictures on any injuries. You should also obtain the contact information of any witnesses that may potentially help with the success of an insurance claim for compensation to cover medical expenses and losses.
If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury while frequenting a public or private establishment, the Premises Liability attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm urge you to set up a FREE initial consultation. Contact our North Miami Beach and Miami offices Online or call (786) LAWS-411.