Are you ready for the summer? Whether you are or aren’t, this is the best time of the year for a shopping trip to check out the latest fashions before hitting the beach or lounging at the pool.
But a favorite activity like a day out shopping can end tragically if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident. And if this should happen to you, a relative or a friend, you should contact the Bronx personal injury law firm of Feiner & Lavy.
There are many national department stores that people in the Bronx shop at, including Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Target, and Kohl’s, but there also popular smaller, local stores like Cee & Cee on Fordham Road. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility that one unintentionally careless act can lead to a lot of suffering if you are injured in a slip and fall accident through no fault of your own.
When someone else creates circumstances that lead to an injury, it is called negligence. Negligence doesn’t mean that a person set out to hurt you, but because they were distracted, thoughtless or careless, they did something that ended up victimizing another. What kind of things lead to accidents in a store? Sometimes it is stocking or restocking shelves and leaving items like a ladder, an extension cord, hangers, or boxes in a place where they are concealed, and someone walks around the corner and these items cause them to trip and fall. Or a slippery condition is created because of an oily substance or puddle from a leaky air conditioner, and this resulted in a slip and fall that led to an injury. Or it could be another kind of maintenance condition like loose tiles, torn carpeting, or a bunched-up runner that can force a fall.
When you are in a department store, you should not have to presume that there are hazards waiting. But Feiner & Lavy understands that in some cases the care of the shopper takes a back seat to another consideration. Again, nobody set out to hurt another person, it’s just the outcome of carelessness.
What kind of injuries can be suffered? Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents at a department store can result in broken bones, such as a broken wrist, broken leg, broken arm, serious soft tissue injuries like a torn tendon, whiplash to the neck, knee and hip injuries, broken teeth…the list goes on and on.
The management of these stores, especially the big national stores, is well aware that their stores have the potential for problems. They carry ample liability insurance, and between the insurance company, in-house personnel, and their lawyers, they will try to pressure you into a quick and cheap settlement. Don’t fall for tricks like “this is all you’re ever going to get” – call Feiner & Lavy, because once you sign, your options for pursuing a larger claim are over.
As one of the best small law firms with a reputation for caring for our clients, Feiner & Lavy will stand toe-to-toe with the big boys. We’ve seen how the bills from physicians, hospitals and rehabilitation will add up, how resources will dwindle due to lost time at work, and how pain and suffering will take a toll on not only a victim’s life, but their family.
Don’t take that settlement until you speak with Feiner & Lavy. As an experienced and respected Bronx personal injury law firm, Feiner & Lavy are the team you want in your corner, fighting your battle. Our techniques and tenacity are the keys to us successfully getting a lot more than “the best they’ll offer,” which will help you and your family to manage your bills and life going forward. If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of another, call us today at 212-393-9130 for a free consultation.
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