Retail Store Negligence

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.

Retailer Negligence

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!