Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries that Occur inside Florida Shopping Malls?
Our personal injury lawyers in Florida at MLG Injury know that slips, trips, and falls in shopping malls and retail stores happen more often than most consumers think, but also that injurious circumstance can go beyond the hazards of a slippery floor.
As corporate entities like chain department stores continue to lose money, they are closing more and more stores throughout Florida and the rest of the U.S., which means fewer profits for the corporations that own the shopping malls they once leased and resided in.
Typically, decreased profits for the corporations means fewer operating funds available for the property’s maintenance, which can lead to dangerous circumstances for shoppers everywhere.
If you have been injured in a retail store or shopping center in Florida, our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you determine who was liable for the hazards that caused your harm, so we can pursue each party for your full financial recovery.
What are the Most Common Florida Shopping Mall Accidents & Injuries?
If you are injured in a shopping mall, it is important to know where one company’s liability begins, and another ends.
For instance, corporate property owners are responsible for the safety of their patrons and guests while they are in common areas, including walkways, parking lots, restrooms, elevators, and escalators.
Stores, including jewelry stores, clothing retailers, and other businesses that lease space inside the mall are responsible for keeping their business area clean and safe for customers.
In some cases, both parties can share responsibility for injuries caused by:
- Slip, trip, fall injuries caused by uneven and cracked pavement in parking lots and sidewalks, slippery floors, spilled drinks and food, uneven floor mats, and other obstacles.
- Faulty escalators and elevators
- Falling debris, including signage, or worn and broken ceiling tiles
- Negligent security and lack of planning for large crowds
- Assaults, robberies, and sexual abuse in shopping center restrooms, unleased areas, and parking lost lacking the necessary lighting or a strong security presence
- Poor working conditions
Who Can Be Held Liable for Shopping Mall Accidents & Injuries in Florida?
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be able to seek compensation from more than one source, which can include the shopping center owner, retail store, management companies, or a combination of each.
At MLG Injury, our skilled personal injury attorneys in Florida can help you determine who is liable and pursue their insurance coverage for your full financial recovery.
Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers in Florida for a Free Consultation Today
To determine which person, party, or entity is liable for your shopping mall injuries, contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.