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Miami Mall/Shopping Mall/Strip Mall Lawyer

If you fell while shopping at a mall, shopping mall, or strip mall, the store owner or property owner may be liable for your injuries, depending on the circumstances of the accident. In order to get to the bottom of what happened and what caused the slip and fall, you need to work with a Miami mall/shopping mall/strip mall lawyer. The slip and fall lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law have assisted countless clients in mall and strip mall falls, successfully proving property owner negligence through inadequate responses to damaged flooring, spills, and other slipping hazards. We can do the same for you.

Mall Falling Hazards and Most Common Causes of Shopping Accidents

  • Damaged flooring
  • Ripped carpeting
  • Broken or damaged escalator
  • Damaged stairs
  • Lack of handrails
  • No warning signs or tape at step up or step downs
  • Spills
  • Cluttered walking areas
  • Misplaced merchandise in walking areas
  • Wet entrances during rain storms
  • Lack of carpeting/mats at entrances
  • Lack of slipping hazard signs
  • Slippering food court walking surfaces
  • Construction debris, extension cords, and other construction equipment
  • Broken sidewalk curbs
  • Potholes in parking garage or parking lot
  • Lack of lighting inside or in parking lots

Requirements of a Mall Slip and Fall Claim

A successful slip and fall claim requires that the defendant:

  • Was responsible for maintaining the premises
  • Had real or constructive knowledge about a hazard
  • Failed to adequately resolve the hazard
  • The plaintiff fell and was injured because of the hazard

If the fall took place in a mall, shopping mall, or strip mall, the at-fault party is likely to be a property or business owner who failed in their duty (for example) to keep the floor dry, repair damaged walkways, provide proper lighting, or replace ripped carpeting. However, in order for your premises liability claim to be successful, you must not only show that the existing hazard caused you to fall, but that there was an appropriate amount of time for the property or business owner to take action, and they failed to do so. For example, if it were to begin pouring rain and just 30 seconds later a customer entered the store with and slipped in a newly formed wet patch at the store entrance, it could be argued that the mall did not have time to place mats, dry the area, or erect caution signs. On the other hand, if it had been raining for 30 minutes and the mall took no mitigating actions to dry the entrance or warn customers about the hazard, the likelihood of the mall’s liability would certainly be increased.

Call a Miami Mall/Shopping Mall/Strip Mall Lawyer Today

Slip and falls often result in fractured bones, concussions, soft tissue damage, and other serious injuries. Victims typically have large medical bills to pay, in addition to having to take time off work to recover. If you were injured in a mall or strip mall slip and fall case, the property or business owner may be liable for your damages. Call the Miami mall/shopping mall/strip mall lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation.

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