When Are Stores Liable For Shopping Injuries?

No one expects to suffer a serious injury on a shopping trip. The hazards that exist throughout a store make these events more common than people realize. Spilled liquids or floors that have too much wax can increase the chances of a slip-and-fall accident. Cluttered aisles and poor lighting may lead to a tripping accident that could have otherwise been prevented.

If you or a loved one slipped and fell in a shopping mall, grocery store or a retail shop, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries suffered. At Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group, our skilled attorneys will work to recover damages that allow you to move forward after a slip-and-fall accident more easily.

If an offered settlement is not satisfactory, our team of experienced litigators will strive to secure a more favorable outcome by taking the necessary legal actions.

Determining Liability In Shopping Accidents

In order to find a Florida business liable for a slip and fall, the store must have had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous conditions that caused the accident. Demonstrating that the store had constructive knowledge that there was a dangerous situation can be demonstrated in two different ways:

  • The dangerous condition existed for a long enough period of time that the business should have known about it and taken the necessary steps to make the situation for shoppers.
  • The dangerous condition had occurred with regularity, meaning the situation was a foreseeable event.

Our lawyers have dealt directly with insurance companies. We understand what it takes to build a strong case for those who suffered a slip and fall while shopping. Our team will take the time to understand the specifics of your accident. We will work to identify factors that may indicate whether the business is liable for any injuries sustained.

After A Shopping Injury, Work With An Attorney Committed To You

Do not face an insurance company alone. Contact our Tampa office and work with an attorney focused on your needs. Schedule an initial consultation by calling 813-302-1265 or by sending us an email.