Fort Lauderdale Department Store Accident Attorney
This Fort Lauderdale Department Store Accident Lawyer helps clients injured in premises liability accidents of all sorts. A department store is a business establishment that offers a wide variety of goods for sale. Department stores are divided into separate, individual departments – such as clothing, furniture, home appliances, toys, cosmetics, houseware, gardening, toiletries, sporting goods, paint, hardware, etc.
Various types of injury-causing incidents can occur in department stores. These include slip and fall and trip & fall accidents. You may slip and fall on liquids in department stores (including sodas, waters, and juices). You may also trip and fall on objects on store floors.
In order to prevail in a slip & fall or trip and fall case, you will need to prove that the department store where you fell had notice of the liquid or object that caused your fall. This notice can be in the form of actual or constructive notice. Actual notice means that the store (i.e., its employees) actually knew of the liquid or object on the floor in the store. Constructive notice means that the liquid or object had been on the floor in the store long enough that the store should have known of it. You may be able to prove that the liquid or object had been on the floor in the store for a while using circumstantial evidence. For example, dirt or tracks in water on the floor in the store could prove that the water had been on the floor for a while (i.e., long enough that the store/employees should have known of it).
If you have sustained injuries in a department store anywhere in the State of Florida (including Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Miami and Miami-Dade), call 786-294-7711 to reach Mr. Quackenbush. He will talk to you about your case at no charge to you.This Fort Lauderdale Department Store Accident Lawyer Defends Clients’ Rights
If an employee of the department store causes your accident and injuries directly (e.g., by pushing, tripping or knocking you over), then the store will be responsible for your injuries under a theory of “respondeat superior.” This theory says that a business establishment will always be liable for its employees’ actions as long as those employees are acting within the scope of their employment (i.e., not doing something completely unrelated to their employment).
Objects may also fall in department stores and hit you, causing injuries. Falling objects can include walls and ceilings/roofs, as well as objects falling off of the racks in stores.This Broward County Department Store Accident Attorney/Lawyer Gives Tips to Clients
If you are the victim of a crime in a department store, you may be able to pursue a negligent security case against the store. That is, if the department store didn’t provide adequate security and a crime occurred as a result and caused you injuries, then you may be able to pursue a case against the department store for its failure to provide proper, adequate or enough security. Your case will be strongest if the department store and crime occurred in a high crime area. This is because, in that situation, it will be easiest for Mr. Quackenbush to argue that the department store should have provided proper security. Mr. Quackenbush will get the crime history of the department store by pulling the “crime grid” for the area.
Department stores in Florida include Bealls, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sears. Discount stores (a type of department store) in Florida include Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, HomeGoods, Kmart, Marshalls, Target, T.J. Maxx, and Walmart/Sam’s Club.Call 786-294-7711 to Talk to this South Florida Department Store Accident Law Firm
If you’ve been hurt in a retail store anywhere in Broward County (including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors), call this Fort Lauderdale Department Store Accident Law Firm at 786-294-7711 to talk about your case for free.