Most of us enjoy shopping for new clothes and more in department stores, and seldom do we ever consider department stores to be particularly dangerous destinations. However, there are times where department stores can become very dangerous, and if you are injured in one, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury lawyer today. Continue reading and contact our firm to learn more about department store accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of department store accidents?
Department store accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are typically caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of department accidents include the following:
- Poorly placed floor mats
- Poorly placed merchandise displays
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Merchandise in aisles, posing a trip and fall hazard
- Spilled liquids
- Unsafe department store parking lots
- Inadequate security
- Defective department store elevators or escalators
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
As long as our firm can prove that you were injured due to no fault of your own, you should have a valid claim. If we can prove that you were injured due to a negligent property owner or department store staff, you should have a viable premises liability claim. On the other hand, if we can prove that you were injured due to an unsafe escalator/elevator design or a manufacturing defect, you may have a valid product liability claim. We will work to uncover all evidence to prove your claim, such as witness statements, pictures of the accident/unsafe conditions that caused your accident, store incident reports, medical documents, and more.
How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which means that you can technically wait as long as three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. That being said, the longer you wait to take legal action, the harder it will be to prove that your injury was the direct result of your accident. The bottom line is that the sooner you reach out to our firm, the better off you will be. Remember, waiting any longer than three years will most likely permanently bar you from suing.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.