There is a very good chance that you, along with millions of other Americans, will be swarming your local retail stores to take advantage of some great deals. While this can be an exciting experience, it can also be quite dangerous. If you are injured in a retail store accident, you will most likely require financial compensation to help you with your recovery. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process going forward:
How are people injured in retail stores?
Retail store injuries can happen for any number of reasons, though they can almost always be traced back to negligence. Some of the most common causes of retail store accidents can include spills in aisles and restrooms, runaway or defective shopping carts, insufficient lighting or security, and potholes and other unsafe parking lot conditions.
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after a retail store accident?
Retail stores are responsible for ensuring all patrons have a safe, hazard-free environment to shop in. If you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of either a retail store, owner, employer, or staff member, you will most likely be able to recover the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet again. However, you can expect a retail store will hire expert legal counsel to deny you the compensation you need, which is why you must hire an aggressive team of attorneys who will tenaciously fight for your rights.
To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will work to obtain various types of valuable evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, witness testimony, and pictures of the unsafe retail store conditions that caused your accident.
What does the phrase “statute of limitations” mean?
Simply put, the statute of limitations refers to the length of time individuals have to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Alabama is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent retail store. If you put off filing and the two-year mark comes and goes, you will be barred from suing. Our firm has been fighting for our client’s compensation for years. We would be honored to fight for yours.
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Stone Crosby, P.C. has proudly served clients in Alabama for over 100 years. Our firm has experience handling matters including divorce and family law, estate planning and administration, business law, employment law, class actions, consumer protection, business law, real estate law, among many others. If you require quality legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.