Injured from an Accident at a Pawn Shop Lawsuit Attorney
Pawn shops used to be places you would go to when you were in desperate need of funds, and that’s certainly one its main purposes, even today. However, many people go to pawn shops to buy discounted goods or trade in items they no longer need. Many of these stores have a great selection of used instruments, jewelry, and other valuable goods. The popularity of pawn shops has also skyrocketed in recent years due to shows like Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn, and Beverly Hills Pawn.
While browsing at a pawn store can be a fun activity, it’s not hard to see how accidents can happen at these locations. Many pawn stores are cluttered and messy, with large items and displays in high traffic areas. Some of them have poor lighting, which is a problem when there are so many things on the floor that can cause you to fall down. Security is another issue at pawn shops, especially those that are in high-crime neighborhoods.
When a pawn shop owner fails in their obligation to the customers they serve, there are various accident that can occur on the premises:
Slip and fall
Trip and fall
Hit by falling object
Assault and battery – theft, carjacking, beaten up / sexually assaulted in the parking lot, etc.
As an injury victim, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from a lawsuit against the pawn shop owner. However, proving a case of negligence is a complicated process, which is why you should speak to a pawn shop injury attorney as soon as possible. The legal experts of DTLA Law Group are here for you day and night, so contact us anytime if you were injured from an accident at a pawn shop.
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Store Owner Liability for Injuries to Customers
All property owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their premises, whether they own a home or a chain of department stores. However, there is a heightened degree of responsibility for owners of commercial premises. These types of properties (stores, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.) receive more visitors than the average residential property. Thus, there is a greater chance of accidents and injuries to people at any given time. It’s also worth noting that places of business profit form their guests and visitors, which is another reason for the increased duty of care that’s placed on business owners.
In general, business owners are liable if anyone of the property (with the exception of trespassers) is harmed from a dangerous condition. Thus, if you trip over an object due to overcrowding of the sales floor at a pawn shop, you may have grounds to file an accident claim and receive compensation from the owner. Another example has to do with security measures, like installing cameras and warning signs in the parking lot. If the cameras are not working properly or they have been tampered with by a thief, customers may be injured from a physical or sexual assault.
Sometimes, injuries can happen to customers from employees that are working at the pawn shop. Failure to properly secure items to walls and ceiling, being careless when they show items to a customer, and other acts of negligence may be the reason for an accident at a pawn shop. If there is a security guard on the property, they must use good judgment and refrain from excessive violence. Use of chokeholds, slamming someone to the ground, and using a firearm are just some of the ways that people can be seriously injured at a pawn shop.
For a detailed explanation on how the store is responsible for your injuries, please give us a call at your earliest convenience. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve justice from a pawn shop accident injury lawsuit.
How Long Do I have to Sue for being Injured at a Pawn Store?
Generally, the time limit for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of your accident. There are some cases where the courts will allow an extension. However, additional time to file a lawsuit is very difficult to obtain, so two years is the deadline that you should have in mind if negligence at a pawn shop caused you to be injured. To ensure that you have ample time to build a solid case, contact our office right away. Our attorneys will help you develop the best legal strategy for your needs and fight to secure maximum payment for the harm you suffered.
How Much is the Average Settlement for a Pawn Shop Injury Claim?
This is a question we are asked often by accident victims and their family members, but there is no way to provide an exact answer. The value of an accident injury claim depends on many issues that are specific to the victim’s injuries and the details of their accident. On the lower end, payments may be around $15,000 to $50,000. Higher value claims – one involving severe and/or permanent injuries – may be worth $3,000,000 or more.
When will I Receive Payment from a Pawn Shop Accident Lawsuit?
Aside from the value of your case, you likely have questions about how long it will take to reach a settlement in your case. It’s impossible to predict the amount of time that’s needed to resolve a pawn shop injury claim. In some cases, we are able to negotiate a fair settlement award in a matter of weeks. However, most accident claims take at least a few months from start to finish. The majority of our cases take around 6 to 10 months, though certain complications may increase the timeline to over two years.
Contact DTLA Law Group
Our law firm is committed to protecting the rights of accident victims, no matter how far along they are with their case. Perhaps you’ve been recently injured and need legal advice on your rights and legal options. Or, you have already filed an injury claim against a pawn shop, but you feel like your case is on the wrong track. No worries – we are here to assist you with a free case evaluation. We also provide free second opinions if you are dissatisfied with your current law firm.
If you choose to hire us, the Zero Fee Guarantee will ensure that you won’t be responsible for any legal fees. Either we secure your settlement and receive payment from the defendant, or we make nothing at all. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your finances are never at risk.
Please take this opportunity to contact us and speak with an experienced pawn shop accident injury attorney.
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