Retail Store Accidents

Darlington County, South Carolina Retail Store Accident Lawyer

One of the last places we’d expect to sustain a serious injury is a retail or department store, while simply shopping for clothes or other merchandise we want or need. Unfortunately, as you may know, accidents can happen virtually anytime, anyplace, and if you were hurt in a retail store because of its failure to maintain safe conditions for patrons, you may qualify for compensation via a personal injury claim. Contact a seasoned Darlington County retail store accident lawyer from James Law Office today to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.

Retail Store Accident Lawyer | Here for Clients in Darlington County & throughout South Carolina

Hurt in a retail store? Don’t proceed without competent legal assistance in your corner. Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals harmed by negligence in a wide range of circumstances, including retail stores. No matter the size of the company, we are ready to fight for you. Speak with a Darlington County, South Carolina slip and fall lawyer from our legal team so we can listen to your story and start fighting for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Causes of Retail Store Accidents

Retail store accidents can happen for various reasons, though they are primarily the result of store ownership or staff negligence. Just some of the most common causes and types of retain store accidents and injuries are as follows:

  • Unsafely positioned merchandise displays
  • Merchandise falling from shelves and onto unsuspecting customers
  • Unsafe retail store parking lots
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery surfaces presenting hazards due to lack of “wet floor” signs or other warnings
  • Malfunctioning elevators or escalators
  • Obstructed aisles
  • Jagged shelves or showcases
  • Faulty stairs
  • Insufficient security

Who Is Liable?

Generally speaking, injuries that occur in retail stores are a result of either a) property owner/staff negligence or b) defective products, such as malfunctioning elevators or escalators. You and your retail store accident lawyer will need to assess the circumstances of your accident/injury, and, from there, fight to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. If we can prove that retail store ownership/staff either knew or should have known about a safety hazard, failed to remedy the issue timely, and caused you to sustain a serious injury as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim against the establishment.

Statute of Limitations

After a retail store accident, you’ll need to file your personal injury claim as soon as you can. According to South Carolina’s statute of limitations, you’ll need to file your claim within three years of the date your accident occurred. Waiting longer than three years from the date of your accident may result in you being permanently barred from suing.

Contact a Retail Store Accident Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you were injured in a retail store due to no fault of your own, you’re likely entitled to compensation, and we are here to help you get it. Contact James Law Office today to schedule your free case evaluation with our knowledgeable legal team.

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