We’ve all been there. You stop at a store on your way home to pick up a few items. Or you run to the mall on your lunch break. You expect a quick, safe trip with no surprises.

But accidents, many of them entirely preventable, can happen. When you think of a store, wet, slick floors and other hazards come to mind, but those are not the only hazards.

You can be hit by debris in the parking lot, fall victim to a faulty escalator or elevator, or be struck by an automatic door. A badly torn entryway rug, or even a sharp edge on a shelf can injure you.

Business owners have a responsibility to keep their locations maintained to prevent injuries. This includes repairing damaged fixtures or rugs, cleaning up spills in a timely manner and inspecting and maintaining equipment. 

Recent studies show that 9 out of 10 injuries in a retail setting are caused by negligence. If you are injured in a retail setting, contact Tammy Bowles Raines Law Office for a free consultation.