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Injury-causing accidents are common at shopping malls

When a Tampa shopper enters a mall or other retail establishment, they are generally focused on finding the goods that they need so that they may buy them, leaving the store, and going about their day. Few consider the dangers that may be present as they walk the stores' aisles and climb their escalators. In the following paragraphs, this post will discuss some of the common hazards that lead to personal injury accidents in shopping malls, injuries that can compel victims to pursue premises liability lawsuits.

One of the most common hazards that retail spaces suffer from are slippery floors. After heavy rains or right after cleanings, floors can look clean and shiny but may be too slick for customers to walk on safely. Slick floors, torn floorings, poor lighting and other problems can cause shoppers to slip, trip, and otherwise fall while they are out shopping.

Additionally, some customers suffer harm when they are struck by items in retail spaces. They may suffer head injuries if a product falls from a shelf onto them or they may endure trauma if a display of a product or products collapses. In some cases problems with shopping carts can cause injuries to the customers who use them to hold their planned purchases.

It is not always the physical elements of a store that may cause some to suffer harm. In some cases crowding in retail spaces may result in preventable accidents that require victims to seek medical treatment. It is not uncommon to hear of individuals getting hurt when stores open their doors for retail events like Black Friday or big sales.

Shopping accidents happen every day and many of them are the fault of negligent retailers. Individuals who suffer slip and fall accidents, falling object accidents and overcrowding accidents do not have to endure their pain alone. They may wish to seek the advice of personal injury attorneys to better understand if their premises liability claims may be compensable.

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