Did you suffer a slip and fall accident on Black Friday? If so, you might be surprised to find that, just like you, there are countless other unsuspecting shoppers that sustain injuries in slip and fall accidents on Black Friday. Black Friday is one of the busiest days of the year for retail, as it kicks off the Christmas shopping season with incredible deals. Black Friday deals attract large crowds; this causes busy stores and busy parking lots. In general, the crowds are too large for store owners and their employees to be able to keep up with the different hazards that might arise.
If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident in a retail store on Black Friday, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the store owner or other property owner. In fact, you could even be eligible to recover monetary compensation. If you are interested in exploring the legal options available to you after an accident during Black Friday, contact us today.
Our lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are more than ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to take action and recover the payout that you are owed. If you are ready to speak with our legal team, contact us today.
About Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are, by far, among the most common types of accidents that anyone could experience. These accidents can happen at any time. As long as there is a slip hazard on the floor, then a slip and fall accident can occur. Some of the most common examples of hazards that can lead to slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Wet floors
- Spills and leaks
- Recently mopped floors
- Recently waxed floors
- Missing or misplaced warning signs
- Missing or misplaced weather mats
- Products on the floor
Any of these hazards could quickly cause shoppers to slip and fall and sustain multiple injuries. During Black Friday or any other sales event that attracts major crowds to retailers, stores (owners, management, and employees) often cannot keep up with the different hazards that might come up throughout the day.
For example, shoppers might drop items in aisles while shopping, might move warning signs trying to reach an item, or might even spill their own drinks while picking up items. Whatever the hazard, it is important for an employee to quickly address the hazard to ensure that no incidents happen. On Black Friday, however, when stores are packed, store employees and managers are not likely to be able to constantly inspect the premises and address hazards. This is because they are likely to prioritize other areas, like checkout lines, greeting, restocking, and security.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents at retail stores can result in many different injuries. Some examples of potential injuries include the following:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Foot injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Hand injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
If the victim slips and falls into a shelf or a display case, the falling objects could cause additional injuries.
Retailer Liability for Slip and Falls on Black Friday
No matter the day or the sales event going on, retailers have a responsibility towards shoppers. This is based on the concept of premise liability, which states that all property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe. Under premise liability, property owners must routinely inspect their premises to be able to identify and address any hazards present before incidents occur. When property owners fail to identify and address hazards, then they can directly contribute to these accidents that end up hurting unsuspecting shoppers. Therefore, they can be liable for all harm resulting from these incidents.
What does this mean for you? If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at any retailer, whether it’s a big-box retailer or a smaller retailer, the retailer could be liable and you could have the right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you after a slip and fall accident on Black Friday, contact us today.
What Compensation is Available for a Black Friday Slip and Fall Claim?
Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be entitled to receive monetary compensation. How much compensation can I receive? What compensation is available for my slip and fall claim? These are both very important questions. The value of a claim depends on the specific details surrounding the incident (like the type of injuries sustained, the severity/permanency of the injuries, total medical costs incurred, the victim’s age, and the victim’s wage history, for example). Although every case is different, claimants could potentially recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
If you have any questions about the compensation that you could potentially be eligible to recover if your claim is successful, contact us today. Our Black Friday slip and fall attorneys are ready to fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation available for your claim.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for My Slip and Fall Injuries?
In California, victims of slip and fall accidents have two years to file claims for slip and fall injuries. Although this may seem like plenty of time to file a claim, we urge victims of slip and fall accidents to take action and seek legal help as soon as possible. If you fail to file your claim on time, you risk losing the right to sue entirely. For more information about the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, contact us as soon as possible.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Here at our law firm, our slip and fall lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims – always remaining committed to protecting the rights of clients and getting them the maximum recovery available. Our team is not afraid to take on any retailer or big box store to fight for your rights after a slip and fall accident. Whether you were injured during a Black Friday sale or any other sale at another time of year, you can trust that our team is ready to go above it all to help you secure the settlement that you are owed.
We offer free legal services, including free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our legal team will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our expert slip and fall lawyers will provide you with absolutely all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. Whether you are looking to start your claim or redirect your claim after already starting it elsewhere, our team can help you. If you would like to benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not have to pay anything unless their claims are successful. If you do not win, you simply will not be required to pay anything at all.
If you are ready to speak with our Black Friday slip and fall lawsuit lawyers, contact us today.