Shopping Mall Accidents
Some people delight in going to shopping malls and browsing through the stores while others only go out of necessity and get in and out as soon as possible. Regardless of whether a person finds going to a shopping mall to be a joy or a pain, all patrons should be free to shop without fear of injury. Sometimes shopping malls fall short of their duty to provide a safe environment, however, and allow conditions to exist that cause an individual to slip and fall and sustain injuries. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience seeking recovery for residents of Cape Cod who suffered harm caused by the negligence of others. If you suffered injuries due to a shopping mall accident, our seasoned Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers can assist you in recovering the compensation you may be owed. Our knowledge and skill in pursuing recovery of damages in the Massachusetts courts has enabled us to obtain numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.Shopping Mall Liability
Shopping malls owe a duty to their patrons to maintain a safe premises. Falls can be caused by a variety of conditions, including defects in the flooring, or liquid or debris on the floor. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a shopping mall, to prove the mall breached the duty of care owed to you, you must show the mall either created or knew of the condition that caused you to fall, or that the condition existed for a long enough time that the mall should have known of it and rectified the condition. Whether your case is successful will likely hinge on evidence regarding how long the condition existed prior to your fall. Evidence like surveillance footage and eyewitness accounts can be helpful in proving your case. This type of evidence should be collected as soon as possible after your fall to avoid surveillance tapes from being overwritten or inaccuracies in witness recollections. Facts such as how many employees were in the area where your fall occurred and therefore had an opportunity to discover the dangerous condition or whether any reports were made of the condition prior to your fall are relevant as well. A knowledgeable slip and fall attorney in Cape Cod will conduct discovery to obtain any evidence to support your claim the shopping mall knew or should have known of the dangerous condition.
If you sustained injuries due to a shopping mall accident, representatives for the mall may attempt to convince you to settle your claim at a lower value than it is worth. You only have one chance to recover for your injuries, and a limited time to recover. As such, you should retain an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to assist you in pursuing damages for your injuries.Damages Recoverable
A slip and fall may result in a minor injury, such as bruising, but can also cause more severe injuries, such as fractures, sprains, and head injuries. If you were injured in a shopping mall accident you may require extensive medical treatment, including surgery and physical therapy. If the shopping mall is liable for your fall, you are entitled to recover the cost of any past or future medical treatment, as well as damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, if you were unable to work due to your injury, or were left permanently disabled, you can recover damages for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. If you were married at the time of your injury, your spouse may be able to recover damages as well, due to the affects of your injury on your relationship. The extent of your injuries may not be clear initially, and you may need to retain an expert to determine the full impact of your fall. An experienced Cape Cod slip and fall lawyer will guide you through the process of determining the true cost of your injuries, and help to ensure your damages are not undervalued.Meet With a Premises Liability Lawyer in Cape Cod
The experienced personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have a history of successfully recovering damages for clients injured in shopping mall slip and fall accidents. We understand the nuances of Massachusetts law and what an injured party must prove to recover damages, and we will work diligently to seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Our diligence has resulted in a history of favorable verdicts, with several exceeding one million dollars. Our slip and fall attorneys represent clients in Cape Cod and also offer consultations in Hyannis and Plymouth. Contact us at 888-262-6664 or via our online form to set up a consultation. Nós Falamos Português.