With the holidays fast approaching, shopping malls are seeing a lot of traffic. The holiday rush to buy presents can get hectic, and unfortunately, people can get hurt if the mall they shop at has not taken precautions to prevent injury.
In order to ensure the safety of each guest, property owners and store personnel are responsible for maintaining their premises to prevent accidents from happening. Failing in this duty of care could make them liable in the event that a customer is injured.
The following are examples of accidents that commonly occur in shopping malls:
Keep in mind that shopping malls may not be liable for every injury that occurs on its premises. For example, if another customer drops something and you trip over it and break a bone, the mall will probably not be held liable for your injury. On the other hand, if a loose ceiling tile falls and hurts you, they will likely be deemed responsible for failing to prevent the accident through prompt maintenance.
If you have been injured in a shopping mall accident, you have a right to pursue compensation because shopping mall owners are responsible for the safety of its patrons. Either the retail store or the shopping mall itself can be held liable in a premises liability claim.
The following elements are very important to the success of a premises liability claim:
The Detroit personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. have more than 75 years of collective experience advocating for the rights of Michigan injury victims. If you or someone you know was hurt in a shopping mall, call us today to learn whether you have a case. We are available to speak with you during a case review, which you can request online by filling out a brief form.
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