What to do After a Retail Store Accident in Florida

Nov 29, 2019 - Personal Injury

This Black Friday, there is a very good chance you will be out and about, taking advantage of all the exciting deals retail stores have to offer. However, if you are involved in a retail store accident, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please read on and reach out to our experienced firm to learn more about retail store accidents and how we can help you going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process:

What are the most common causes of retail store accidents?

Retail store accidents happen for a variety of reasons, especially on a day like Black Friday. Some of the most common causes of retail store accidents include inadequate security, runaway or defective shopping carts, poor lighting in retail store parking lots, mechanical door breakdowns, carelessly placed floor mats, and more.

Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?

Retail stores are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe for all patrons, at all times. If a negligent employee, employer, or store owner fails to ensure the store is hazard-free, people can be injured as a result. To win financial compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained, you must hire an experienced attorney who can effectively gather and present evidence on your behalf. Some of the most helpful types of evidence can include surveillance footage of the accident itself, witness statements backing up your claim, medical documents regarding the cause and severity of your injuries, and more.

What does the phrase “statute of limitations” mean?

The term “statute of limitations” simply refers to the amount of time you have to take legal action against another person or entity. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, you will have four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Do not make the mistake of waiting to file. The sooner you file, the better. If you wait any longer than four years, you will be barred from suing. Our firm has years of experience helping injured clients receive the compensation they need for a swift recovery. Why not put our experience to work for you?

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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