When you go to a California grocery store to pick up food for dinner or you head to your favorite retail store to do some shopping, you probably don’t feel like you are doing anything dangerous. In fact, you may not think you are at any kind of risk for an injury or an accident, but every day, people suffer physical harm while simply visiting a store. Injured shoppers can experience serious injuries, debilitating pain and expensive medical bills as a result of their shopping accidents.
If you suffered injuries while you were out shopping, do you know what is to blame? You may assume that your accident was the result of your own inattentiveness, but it is possible you are the victim of circumstances beyond your control. You may have grounds to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.
What happened to you?
Many different types of injuries can happen while a person is out shopping. Some of these may be relatively minor, causing only a little pain and requiring a short recovery time. Others, however, can be significant, resulting in lingering pain and complications that can affect multiple areas of your life. Some of the most common types of shopping injuries include:
- Head injuries or injuries to your body may occur when there are falling objects, low-hanging signs, dangerous displays and other hazards.
- Slippery floors, uneven floors, uneven sidewalks and other similar problems can cause a customer to trip and fall.
- Allowing a store to become overcrowded can result in injuries caused by trampling and crushing.
- When a store does not take care of its parking lot, it can cause injuries to people trying to get in and out of the store.
These are only a few examples of the harm you can experience in a store, even if it’s just a quick trip to pick up a few things. Your accident may not be your fault, which is why it is important and beneficial to take quick action after this type of incident. Premises liability claims are time sensitive, and moving quickly to discover your legal options is beneficial.
If you are unsure of what caused you harm or what you can do after experiencing shopping injuries, you may want to speak with an experienced attorney about your case. Seeking an assessment of your case can help you understand who may be to blame for what happened to you and how you can move forward with the appropriate course of action.