A trip to the store can be more dangerous than you may realize. Unfortunately, you can sustain an injury simply browsing the aisles of your favorite department store. These accidents happen often and they can have severe results. Read on to learn more about department store accidents in New York.
How do Department Store Accidents Occur?
Believe it or not, there are a number of ways to become injured in a department store. The most common injuries are due to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Dressing room accidents
- Shopping cart accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Inadequate security incidents
Who is Responsible for a Department Store Accident in New York?
In New York, retail store owners and their employees owe shoppers a duty of care. This requires them to make sure their property is taken care of so that accidents do not occur. There are a variety of different ways that a property can be maintained in order to ensure the safety of others. This can include conducting routine inspections of the property to ensure any hazards that do arise over time can be discovered and rectified as soon as possible. If these inspections are not done, or the hazards are not rectified right away, serious accidents can occur. If this happens, the store owner and/or employees can be considered negligent and held responsible.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing any important deadlines.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a department store accident, reach out to our firm today. We will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.