A shopping mall is a big place, with many potential tripping and falling hazards that could injure somebody. If the owners of such an establishment do not make efforts to prevent customers from getting hurt, they should be held accountable when someone gets injured. If you were hurt at a shopping mall, you might have legal options. A Tom Green County, Texas personal injury lawyer can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.
What Are Some Common Shopping Mall Hazards?
There are plenty of hazards in a shopping mall that are just serious injuries waiting to happen. We have seen people get injured by:
- Uneven or broken walkways
- Missing or broken handrails on stairways
- Overcrowded aisles and walkways
- Slippery floors
- Falling merchandise
- Poorly lit parking lots
- Inadequate security that leads to assaults and other crimes
Any of these issues could cause serious injuries, from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. These can result in expensive medical bills and you could end up missing work and paychecks while you recover.
What Should I Do Right After I Get Hurt?
This is why you should start building a case right away. You should:
- Take pictures of the area where you got hurt
- Fill out a store incident report, if that is an option
- Get a copy of that report
- Ask for contact info for any witnesses
- Get medical care right away
You do not want to put off getting medical care, even if your injuries initially seem minor. If you wait to go to the doctor or hospital, the defense might try to claim that your injuries were not so serious after all.
Who Do You Sue For Compensation After a Shopping Mall Injury?
We suggest hiring a lawyer for premises liability cases like these because they can be tricky. There could even be multiple people that you should sue for compensation. A lawyer from our firm can look at your situation and determine who should be held accountable.
The owner of the mall is often responsible for keeping the premises safe, but they may not be the only one. If you got hurt in a particular store, that store owner could be a defendant. If you were hurt on an escalator or elevator, the company in charge of maintenance could be to blame. Injuries from a parking lot fall could also be blamed on an outside firm that was supposed to keep the lot safe and failed at its job. We will do everything that we can to figure out who should be held responsible, and then we help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
When you are ready to learn more about the potential value of your case, contact the Mathis Law Firm. We can schedule a free consultation where we can take a closer look at your case and help you figure out the next steps.