Injured in a Retail Store?
Philadelphia Premises Liability Attorney
Retail establishments are legally required to maintain a safe premises
at all times.
When a customer or patron suffers an injury on the premises, the owner
of the store may be held liable for damages. If you have suffered an injury in a retail store, you should consider
speaking with an experienced
personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia as soon as possible. If you can establish that the store was negligent
in maintaining a safe premises, you will be entitled to recover damages
for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and current
and future medical expenses.
There are many circumstances that can lead to an injury or accident in
a retail store. For one, any merchandise displayed on a shelf needs to
be secure, to prevent an object from falling off the shelf and hitting
a customer on the head. The shelves also need to be securely mounted on
the wall, so they don’t fall off and injure a customer. Retail stores
also have an obligation to ensure all walkways are free any hazards. This
includes making sure the floors are not wet or slippery, that there are
no boxes or other objects obstructing the walkways, and that carpets aren’t
snagged or torn. Ensuring the store is equipped with proper security is
also important. If a customer is assaulted or attacked by another person
in the store, he or she can sue the retail store owner on grounds of
negligent security. If there is an escalator or elevator in the store, they need to be in
good working order as well to prevent serious injury.
Enlist Aggressive Legal Advocacy
If you suffered an injury while visiting a retail store, Philadelphia injury
attorney Thomas Murphy can help you file a
premises liability lawsuit against the owner of the store, whether it be an individual owner
or a large corporation. To discuss your legal rights and best options
at a free consultation,
contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Let Mr. Murphy use his experience, skills, and resources to help you recover
the compensation your rightfully deserve!