Department stores can keep shoppers entertained for hours. In fact, many of us could spend a whole day browsing the aisles, trying on clothes, and smelling different perfumes. But, department stores can be more dangerous than you may realize. Department store accidents are common, and when they occur, their results can be severe. Read on to learn more about department store accidents in Florida.

How do Department Store Accidents Happen?

Department store accidents can happen in a number of ways. The most common accidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Dressing room accidents
  • Shopping cart accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Inadequate security incidents

Can I Recover Compensation for a Department Store Accident in Florida?

In Florida, property owners owe patrons a duty of care. This means that they must keep the premises maintained for shoppers at all times. This can be done by conducting routine inspections to ensure everything is in order and any issues can be fixed right away. If these inspections are not done, or a hazard arises and is not fixed in time, serious accidents can occur. If you are injured in a department store accident and you can prove that the store owner/employees were aware of the hazard that caused your accident, or that they should have been reasonably aware of it, you may be able to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, reach out to our experienced firm today.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you wish to take legal action for a department store injury, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally four years from the date of the accident. This may seem like a long time, but when you are recovering from a serious injury, it is easy to let deadlines slip by. Reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney to avoid losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.