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Slip-and-fall accidents and other shopping dangers

Shopping is often billed as a fun experience, especially during the holiday seasons when gift buying is common. However, it shopping is also a distinctly dangerous activity. From slip-and-fall accidents to incidents in parking lots, the average Texas shopper may not be as safe as he or she thinks.

For some, a shopping injury might be minor. But among the thousands upon thousands of annual shopping injuries in the U.S., there are many people who end up dealing with serious medical issues. These include things like broken bones, head injuries, neck and spinal injuries, and, in some extreme cases, even death. Here are a few ways in which a customer might be hurt while shopping:

  • In a slip-and-fall accident caused by unsafe floor conditions.
  • Head injuries from retail displays or falling objects.
  • Broken bones from overcrowding hazards.

A shopping injury might not even occur inside of the store. Injuries can and frequently do happen outside in the parking lot because of issues like poor design or a failure to properly de-ice the pavement. These are just a small sample of the possible dangers Texas shoppers face when they head out to the store.

Victims can usually seek compensation for these injuries through a personal injury claim, in which they must properly demonstrate a store owner's negligence. This includes, amongst other factors, showing that the owner either knew or should have been aware of the danger and that he or she failed to address the problem. Proving this type of negligence in regard to slip-and-fall accidents and other shopping injuries might be difficult, but many victims find that first seeking counsel from an experienced attorney can help set them on the right track.

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