What to Know About Being Injured in a Department Store Accident

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Department store accidents are often caused by negligence. If you have been injured in a department store accident due to no fault of your own, you likely have a valid personal injury claim. To learn more about taking legal action against the negligent party responsible for your accident, continue reading and contact our experienced Tampa slip and fall lawyer. Our legal team will walk you through each step of the process ahead.

What are the most common causes of department store accidents?

Many department store accidents are caused by the negligence of department store staff and management. The following are the most common department store accident causes:

  • Slip and fall accidents from spills left unattended
  • Falling merchandise from shelves
  • Poorly placed floor mats.

Who is liable for a department store accident?

There are two types of claims that you may file after a department store accident depending on who is liable. If you can prove that your department store was caused by unsafe conditions that the store owner or staff knew of and failed to fix, you will file a premise liability claim. On the other hand, if you were injured due to a negligently designed or manufactured product such as a defective elevator or escalator, you will file a product liability lawsuit. No matter the case, our legal team is prepared to assist you in filing a valid claim to recover the compensation you require to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action after an accident. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. This timeframe is important to understand because if you fail to file your claim within four years of your accident, you could risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. The sooner you can file your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, do not hesitate to contact our Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more about our firm and how we can help, give us a call.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Firm

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.

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