Filing a Premise Liability Claim after a Slip and Fall Accident in a Florida MallTampa Bay Legal News
If you are running back and forth to the mall to visit various shops and get your holiday shopping done, then you would be in good company. Many people are busy during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. And while no one plans on having an accident, if you were at the mall and you fell, you may have suffered serious injuries. Slip and fall accidents are common, especially in crowded places like malls. There are a number of perils that exist in a mall that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, like a slick floor that was not cleaned, an uneven surface that was not fixed, an issue with an elevator, and more.
It is easy to just want to move on from an accident, see your doctor if you need to and not look back. However, because slip and fall accidents can cause significant physical bodily harm, the damages you sustained after your fall could be substantial. So, before you just assume responsibility for your accident, it could be beneficial to meet with an attorney that works in the premise liability area of the law.
The Tampa premise liability attorneys at Fulgencio Law can evaluate your slip and fall accident and discuss the possibility of filing a claim for compensation for your losses. These could include medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering, to name a few.
Slip and Fall Accidents in Malls
With the increased crowds in malls and the chaos of people buzzing around in and out of different stores looking for gifts and goodies, missing a defect that exists on the mall’s property or another type of peril can be easy. But simply because you didn’t see a hazard and ended up being harmed by it, that does not necessarily mean that it is your mistake.
The mall must manage its property and keep it reasonably safe for people that come in to shop. When there is a problem with the property or if a hazard is present, the mall must address the issue. If they fail to, they could be culpable for the damages that the victims suffer. And just because the mall is busy and things can happen quickly that go unnoticed by management, that is not an excuse for the mall to avoid liability.
Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries and harm, such as:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Bruises and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Neck and back injuries
In addition to this list of examples of harm that can happen on the premises of a mall, there are other incidents that can also happen and hurt people. For instance, most malls have food courts or food vendors. This means that patrons are vulnerable to suffering food poisoning if they eat tainted food.
Speak with a Florida Premise Liability Attorney Today
If you or a loved one fell at a mall in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered. Call (813) 463-0123 to speak to a Florida premise liability lawyer at Fulgencio Law during a free consultation.