St. Louis County Attorneys Aggressively Pursue Compensation for Retail Store Injury Victims
Don’t let a retail store injury impact your financial well-being
Retail store accidents are more common than you might believe. These accidents can be quite devastating to victims, and often result in significant injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a retail store accident that resulted because of the owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we leverage more than 20 years of experience to uphold the rights of Missouri retail store accident victims.
Retail store accidents may lead to a wide range of injuries, including:
· Head injures
· Ligament damage
· Cuts and bruises
What are the most common types of retail store injuries?
The large square footage of many retail stores, combined with the high volume of daily patrons, makes it a difficult job to properly maintain and clean the property. Poor upkeep of the property creates the potential for a number of retail store injuries, including:
Slip and falls – Wet or oily floors or icy pavement may make it difficult for a customer to retain their footing, in turn leading to the potential for painful injuries.
Trip and falls – If a customer catches their foot on a broken piece of flooring, a loose rug or other obstacle, the resulting fall can lead to injury and expensive medical bills.
Falling items – Unsecured merchandise or displays that fall on customers have the potential to cause severe injuries.
Assault – Parking lot assaults commonly occur in poorly light parking lots or parking ramps. Assaults can result in significant physical and psychological trauma.
Who is responsible for a retail store injury?
Missouri law requires retail store owners to offer a safe environment for shoppers. If the store owner fails to create and maintain a safe environment for patrons, and accidents result, the owner may be held liable for the damages stemming from the incident.
To hold a store owner liable, it is necessary to prove that they acted negligently, and that the negligence lead directly to the accident and injuries.
Situations in which a store owner may be found negligent and liable for damages include:
· Failure to maintain flooring
· Failure to secure shelving or displays
· Loose merchandise cluttering aisles
· Unsecured merchandise falling on a customer
· Wet or oily floors leading to a fall
· Exposed electrical wiring
· Inadequate interior or exterior lighting
· Poor security
Do not accept a settlement without speaking to our Missouri retail accident injury lawyers
Being injured in a retail accident can be a confusing and painful experience. If your injuries occurred because of the store owner’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp offers personalized retail accident advice to victims in St. Louis County, Lincoln County and St. Charles County. Call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless you recover compensation.