Those who live in New York City have access to retail stores on virtually every street. While many would consider this a perk, the truth is, retail stores can be very dangerous at times. If you were injured in a retail store accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about premises liability lawsuits and how we can help you through the claims process going forward:
How are people injured in retail store accidents?
Retail stores house various objects and merchandise, which is why any number of things can cause a very serious accident. Some of the most frequent causes of retail store accidents include spilled beverages or liquids in aisles, falling items from shelves, runaway shopping carts, inadequate lighting, especially in retail store parking lots, or even inadequate security that enabled a crime.
How do I know if I can hold a retail store accountable for my accident?
Suing retail stores is rarely easy, which is why you need an attorney who has helped injured clients just like you for years. First, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were legally in the store either as a visitor or customer, a business invitee, or licensee. Retail stores owe all those who are in their stores legally a duty of care. From here, as long as you can demonstrate that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
It is worth noting, however, that these retail stores will often hire a skilled team of attorneys who will do whatever it takes to disprove your personal injury claim. That is why it is so important you do the same. Our firm will tirelessly work to recover various types of valuable evidence, including photographs or videos of the incident, witness testimony, medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, store incident reports, and more.
How long will I have to take legal action against a retail store?
It is sound advice to always file sooner, rather than later. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years. If you wait any longer than three years to file a premises liability lawsuit against a retail store, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. All you have to do is reach out to our knowledgeable firm and we will begin the claims process as soon as possible.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.