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Can shopping injuries always be prevented?

Whenever you participate in an activity, whether it is in the home, in the workplace or in public, you run the risk of becoming injured. That's why it's necessary to exercise reasonable caution in everything that you do.

While becoming injured is always a possibility, this does not mean that you are always at fault when you become injured. In fact, when you are on a premises that is not owned by you, the owner has certain duties when it comes to preventing you from being injured. Therefore, if you become injured in a shopping mall or grocery store, you may be able to show that the premises owner was at fault for the pain and suffering that you went through.

If you can show that the premises owner failed in their duty to keep you safe and that the accident could have been prevented if they were not negligent, you may be able to take legal action and successfully gain back damages. To do this, you will need to show that the premises could have reasonably done something to prevent the accident. The following are some ways in which shopping injuries can be prevented by the premises.

Always keep walkways clear

Walkways in shopping malls and grocery stores can cause trips and falls if trash and other hazards are left on the floor. It is the responsibility of the premises to make sure that the walkways are always clear and free from tripping hazards.

Prevent overcrowding

Overcrowding, especially during holidays or sales, can cause many accidents and even deaths. Premises are always able to control how many people are in their store. Therefore, if overcrowding takes place and a person is injured as a result, they can be held liable.

Maintain restrooms

Restrooms, when not adequately maintained, can present risks of slip-and-fall accidents. This is because they have hard surfaces and edges. Therefore, if a person slips on a wet floor in a bathroom, they can suffer serious head injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a shopping accident and you think that the premises owner could have prevented this, consider taking action to make a premises liability claim. Doing so could help you gain back the damages that you deserve.

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