Hardly a day and almost never a week goes by that most of us do not set foot in some of retail establishment. Whether to buy food, home supplies, electronics or clothes or to bank, people in Atlanta spend a significant amount of time in these stores.
However, the high amount of traffic and the prevalence of merchandise everywhere makes these establishments prone to accidents. When a customer suffers an accident due to negligence on the part of store management, he or she may be entitled to compensation.
ReShea Balams is a skilled Atlanta retail store accident lawyer who helps the victims of careless management and employees at the many shops in the area. She will take on the store and their insurance company, and seek recovery that truly matches the extent of your damages. Call The Balams Firm today at (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free consultation.
The Balams Firm represents clients throughout the Atlanta area, including Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, College Park, Norcross, Duluth, Smyrna, , Milton, Decatur, Brookhaven, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Dunwoody and anywhere in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, DeKalb or Cobb Counties.
Like other major cities in the United States, the Atlanta area has a mix of national and regional chains, as well locally owned stores. All owe the same duty to customers. Some of the most common include:
A retail store is full of potential pitfalls that could cause injury. Some of them include:
Store employees cannot prevent every accident from occurring on store grounds, and the law does not expect them to. However, store management must ensure that reasonable inspections take place to look for potential hazards. Once a hazard is discovered, the store has a duty to warn customers.
For instance, if a liquid spills on the floor, the store may not be liable for damages if a customer immediately slips and falls. However, if several minutes go by and no one comes by to notice and place a “wet floor” sign, then the store may have to pay.
If the store is liable, they will have to pay damages to make the victim whole. That includes hospital and doctor’s bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and any other expense incurred due to the store’s negligence.
You have a right to expect a safe environment when you walk into a retail establishment. If you were injured due to the negligence of store management or store employees, you may recover for your losses. Call Atlanta retail store accident lawyer ReShea Balams today at (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free consultation.