Who is Liable When a Retail Store Accident Occurs in FL?

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While many of us enjoy spending time shopping in retail stores, whether for clothes, household appliances, entertainment items, or otherwise, the word “dangerous” rarely comes to mind as we’re walking up and down the aisles. However, there are times when retail store owners will fail to adequately maintain their premises, causing an otherwise-safe retail store to quickly become unsafe. That said, if you have been injured in a retail store accident, you must read on and speak with an experienced Jacksonville slip and fall attorney from Ansbacher Law today. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What can cause a retail store accident?

Retail store accidents, at times, are unavoidable. However, the truth is, people are very often injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of retail store injuries can include falling items from shelves, runaway shopping carts, inadequate lighting or uneven pavement surfaces in retail store parking lots, inadequate security, spilled liquids left unattended, and more.

How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after a retail store accident?

To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to demonstrate that you were in fact injured due to another party’s negligence. If you were legally on the retail store property at the time of your accident, you will most likely have a valid premises liability claim. However, you should note that a serious lawsuit could drastically affect a business’s bottom line, which means they will most likely hire aggressive legal counsel to disprove your claim. That is why you must ensure you do the same.

To prove your claim, we will tirelessly work to obtain security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the unsafe retail store conditions that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements, medical documents detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, and more.

How long do I have to sue the owner of a retail store in Florida?

In Florida, there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. Rather simply, the phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the window of time you have from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent retail store. The statute of limitations in Florida is four years. If you wait any longer than four years to file your premises liability lawsuit, you will most likely be denied the financial compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights.