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Premises Liability Lawyers for Injuries at Stores in Chicago, Austin, and Bronzeville

Retail stores and businesses should be safe places where people can go to purchase the items they need or take care of other errands without worrying that they will suffer harm. Unfortunately, accidents can occur in these establishments, causing serious injuries to patrons. In many cases, the owner of the property, such as a company that operates a shopping mall, or the tenant in control of a piece of property, such as the management of a department store, will be responsible for these injuries. Victims who have been injured while at a store or mall need to understand their options for pursuing a premises liability lawsuit and receiving financial compensation for their damages.

At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., our attorneys have been working in the legal field for a combined total of over 50 years, and we have represented clients and helped them recover compensation in a wide variety of personal injury cases. If you have been injured while at a retail store or another establishment that is open to the public, we can help you understand the laws that apply to your situation. We will identify the people or companies who were responsible for your injuries, and we will work to hold them liable for all of the damages you have suffered, ensuring that you can make a full recovery.

Accidents and Injuries at Malls and Stores

Multiple different types of accidents can take place at shopping malls, department stores, grocery stores, and other businesses. People may be injured because of:

  • Wet floors and slippery walking surfaces - Slip and fall accidents can take place if a building does not have the proper floor mats at entrances, if spills or leaks are not cleaned up, or if signage is not used to warn visitors of the risks of slipping on wet floors. Floors can also become slippery after being waxed or cleaned, and slip and fall injuries can also take place on outdoor walking surfaces due to the unnatural accumulation of snow or ice.
  • Dangerous stairwells, parking lots, and parking garages - Tripping hazards such as potholes, cracked sidewalks or pavement, or damaged stairs can affect people using these areas of a mall or store, leading to falling injuries. Inadequate lighting may make it harder for people to see these types of hazards, and it may also increase the likelihood of robberies or assaults.
  • Defective equipment - Elevators or escalators may malfunction if they are not properly maintained, causing serious injuries to their users. Damaged or defective railings can also be very dangerous, and falling from an upper level to a lower level can result in severe injuries or wrongful death.
  • Falling items - Merchandise that falls from a store's shelves may strike customers, leading to traumatic brain injuries or other types of bodily harm. This can be a concern at warehouse stores or home improvement stores, which often have high shelves that hold large, heavy items.
  • Inadequate crowd control - During busy shopping seasons and days where stores have major sales, large numbers of people may be rushing to purchase items as quickly as possible. If a store's staff do not take the proper measures to protect people's safety, patrons may be injured due to trampling or in fights that break out between customers.

Contact a Chatham Department Store Injury Lawyer

Following an injury at a shopping mall, department store, or other type of retail business, you will need to make sure you are taking the right steps to protect your right to receive compensation. The attorneys of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can help you gather the necessary evidence to show that the owner of an establishment or the management of a store was responsible for your injuries, and we will fight to make sure you have the financial resources you need while you are recovering. Contact our office today and arrange a free consultation by calling 312-977-1300. We represent clients in premises liability cases in Chicago, Cook County, and the surrounding areas, including neighborhoods such as Ashburn, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Kenwood, Pullman, Austin, Gresham, South Shore, and Chatham.

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