Back-to-School means back-to-school shopping, and that means hitting the mall. Only months later and you’re hip-deep in holiday season, pushing your way through the gathered crowds trying to find another great deal and scratch another name off your list. Then, something unexpected happens, and you wind up with a significant injury. Depending on the severity or type injury you may have ample additional bills that will need addressing and emotional trauma that will need to be treated. You may even have to take off work and lose income in the meantime. There are ways to seek recompense
Who is at Fault?
Malls, like other private businesses have a reasonable duty to maintain a safe environment. If they fail in that duty they can be held liable for any injuries you might suffer from slipping or falling or from improper security measures. For example, if there is a leak in the ceiling and they do not bother to put appropriate signage around the water and you slip on it they can be held accountable for the harm you have suffered. They are also responsible for outside walkways and parking lots and must make sure they are cleared of ice or other hazards within a reasonable amount of time after a storm.
Specific shops too could be held liable if an injury was suffered on the premises due to negligence. If heavy boxes were piled too high for example and ended up falling on a child that child’s family would be due significant compensation.
The important thing to remember is that malls have an obligation to protect the safety of their customers anywhere in the mall and retailers have the same obligation within their stores. If you have been injured in a mall or retail space you should take action and seek recompense with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer with experience in these matters. Call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.