Department Store Accidents in Texas | What You Need to Know

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Though no one expects to sustain a serious injury while simply shopping for clothes in a department store, these accidents occur more frequently than you may think. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about department store accidents in Texas and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of department store accidents?

Department store accidents, can happen for many different reasons, though they are generally the fault of negligent property owners or staff. Oftentimes, these accidents are the result of spills left uncleaned, caus poorly placed floor mats, liquids on bathroom floors, falling merchandise from shelves, and more. Additionally, these accidents are also sometimes the result of defective escalators, elevators, or other equipment used in the store. Sometimes these defective equipment accidents are cause for product liability lawsuits, and other times they occur because property owners fail to ensure their property is safe and that this equipment is regularly maintained.

What should I do if I am hurt in a department store?

If you are injured in a department store, you should:

  1. Inform the store owner of the accident and call 911 if you believe you require immediate medical care.
  2. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
  3. Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name and phone number.
  4. Receive medical care.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Smith County personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve.

How long can I wait to sue for an injury sustained in a department store accident in Texas?

If you are injured in a department store accident in Texas, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today. All you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.