Determining liability for an accident that involves a mall or a shopping center can be complex. The entity that owns and operates the mall has a duty to ensure the safety of all the customers who enter the premises. However, store owners also have a duty to repair any conditions that could pose a threat to the safety of its shoppers. If the store is aware of a dangerous condition inside the store and fails to take any measures to fix that condition, the store will most likely have to pay for the damages of a customer who is injured in the store. If you have been harmed in an accident in a mall or shopping center, you should speak to an attorney as early as possible.
An attorney can help you determine liability in a shopping mall accident case. If the accident occurred within a store, you likely will have to sue the store’s owner for damages. If the accident occurred in a parking lot or common area of the shopping center, the owner of the mall or shopping center may be responsible. In other cases, it may be clear that the store owner has been negligent in maintaining a store’s premises.
When store owners and mall operators fail to maintain safe premises, there are a number of types of accidents that can occur. Some of the most common include slips, trips, and falls from spills or uneven flooring or parking lots, assaults that may occur if there is a lack of proper security, and injuries from broken elevators and escalators. Accident victims can face large medical expenses and lost wages from time off work.
A Houston premises liability attorney can help gather evidence to prove that the owner of the store or the owner of the mall was negligent and should be held legally responsible for your accident. If a mall owner or a store owner failed to implement necessary safety precautions, and you were seriously injured as a result, you should speak with an attorney. If you’re in Houston, call the Houston premises liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. You can call us today to learn more, or visit us on LinkedIn.