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Your Personal Injuries from a Slip and Fall in a Shopping Mall

People are going to shopping malls more now, as they want to get out of the house after pandemic restrictions. Although there are options to buy merchandise and products online, many shoppers still prefer to go to a store and touch and feel the purchases first. But the malls are at lowered personnel and operating at skeleton staffing, because of the lowered participation in the public visiting them in the last few years. This means that the shopping malls are not as maintained as they used to be, and there will be more hazards for you to be injured by as a result. These warnings also extend to the parking lots, where there are fewer mechanisms in place to clear away debris, manage people who have ill intentions for you as you go to your car loaded down with packages at night, or just have slippery or dangerous conditions that are not readily attended to at the time.

There are many different types of situations where you can be injured by slipping and falling in a store in a shopping mall. If the floors are not clean, there is a high likelihood that you will slip and fall on the floor when it is:

  • Wet
  • Slippery
  • Slick
  • Cracked
  • Carpet snags
  • Uneven spots
  • Unlevel surfaces
  • Hazards are unmarked
  • Mats that are crumpled
  • Fallen down signs
  • Leaves or dirt on the floor
  • Sand on the floor
  • Ice or snow on the floor

It will not be unusual for you to suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident in a shopping mall. You can be injured from falling forwards, backwards or falling into another object at a store. The types of injuries that people typically incur in a slip and fall accident include:

  • Broken arms and legs
  • Broken hip
  • Broken fingers, wrist or hand
  • Back fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussion
  • Coma
  • Contusions and bruises
  • Lacerations
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken teeth

Often after falling down, there may be residual healthcare services that you need to follow up with, to continue your care for your personal injury. For example, if you fall down in a store in the mall, you may have a cut on your face, broken teeth and a concussion. You may need to be seen for a dentist with several visits to repair your teeth, and may need to see a plastic surgeon for the scar and the cut on your face. These services will come after you are seen in the emergency department of the hospital on the day of the loss, and will be considered ongoing healthcare and medical care that are still related to your original accident.

Your personal injury recovery may also include having to take some time off of work to recover. In that case, you will need to get reimbursement for your time taken off of work and your lost wages. This may mean that your medical bills will start to come in for your losses, before you have settled out your case and personal injury claim. You can consider bringing a lawsuit in this situation, and we are here to discuss your options with you.

If you have slipped and fallen in a store or in a shopping mall, just call Sarofiem & Antoun at (201) 792–3333. We are able to talk to you about your case, and can explain the next steps to receiving a full recovery compensation package for your case.

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