Though none of us expect to sustain a serious injury while shopping for clothes, shoes, or other items for our homes, the unfortunate reality is that department store accidents occur far more than you may think. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about department store accidents and how our firm can help you if you have been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do department store accidents happen?
Department store accidents happen for many different reasons. In some cases, they occur because of department store staff/employer negligence, such as poorly placed floor mats or spills left unattended causing slip and falls. In other cases, they are the result of poorly placed merchandise falling off shelves and onto unsuspecting customers, or any other form of department store owner/staff negligence. However, in other cases, there are times where department store products/machinery malfunctions, such as elevators or escalators. Sometimes, these cases are more complex to determine the party responsible, which is why you will have to retain the services of an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.
Who will I sue if I am hurt in a department store accident?
As previously stated, your attorney will first have to determine the liable party before pursuing your personal injury claim. If your attorney concludes that department store ownership/staff knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe condition present, failed to take action to fix it timely, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit. That being said, if your attorney determines that you were injured because of a negligently designed/manufactured product, such as a malfunctioning elevator/escalator, your attorney will most likely file a product liability claim.
Keep in mind that after sustaining an injury, it is generally best to take legal action sooner, rather than later. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, under most circumstances, two years, meaning that you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for the compensation you deserve. We can begin the process today–all you have to do is give us a call.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.