As shopping centers around the country begin to dust off their holiday
decorations, and department stores send out their holiday shopping guides,
malls and parking lots start to fill up with people excitedly shopping
for Holiday gifts to give their friends and family. The last thing on
people’s minds is the prospect of being injured while shopping,
but unfortunately, shopping injuries during the holidays are more common
than people think. In this blog, our Atlanta
premises liability lawyer discusses the common reasons shoppers become injured during the holidays.
Is your injury on this list? Were you injured while shopping? Keep reading
for information on how you could file a claim.
Common Shopping Store Injuries
During the holidays, retail stores become overcrowded and employees work
long hours. Heavy demands from guests can cause managers and other employees
to cut back on regular premises inspections causing conditions to arise
that could result in injury to shoppers and employees.
Types of injuries that could occur while at a retail store include:
Parking lot injuries: During the winter months, property owners have a responsibility to keep
parking lots safe. This includes removal of snow and ice from the parking
lots of their stores. Shoppers and employees often suffer broken bones,
sprains and possible spinal injuries from slipping on ice.
Shopping cart injuries: This could include injuries caused by shopping carts tipping over while
a guest is using it or while a child is inside.
Slip and Fall injuries: Slip and fall injuries are more common in the winter months because rain
and snow brought in from customers can cause water to puddle by the doors.
Body and head injuries: overstocked and poorly stacked holiday items could injure shoppers and
employees if they fall from the shelf.
Trampling injuries: Broken bones, and head trauma could be caused by excited shoppers trying
to get the best deal for the holidays.
How we can help
Were you injured while shopping this holiday season? If so, you should
Atlanta premises liability lawyer to discuss your case. Not only do we off
free consultations, you don’t pay attorney fees unless we win your case. Work with
a results driven, experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact The Weinstein Firm, LLC today.