San Diego Shopping Mall Accidents Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip-and-fall at a San Diego shopping mall, contact the Law Offices of Howard Kitay for a free consultation. We will review your case and inform you of all the possible legal options you may have to obtain compensation for your injury. Suing a mall for legal compensation can be difficult. You will need to hire an experienced premises liability attorney to properly handle your case.
The San Diego shopping mall accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Howard Kitay can help you. Call (619) 442-0542 for a free consultation. Serving all of San Diego County including El Cajon, La Mesa, Chula Vista, and Downtown San Diego. We offer proven results by award-winning attorneys.
Slip & Fall Accident Overview
Shopping mall accidents are more often than not caused by wet floors, torn carpets, dimly lit staircases, and escalator malfunctions. Shopping-related slip-and-fall injuries can be minor or may involve broken bones, back sprains, head trauma, neck injury, or death.
There tends to be an increase in shopping mall injuries during major shopping holidays such as Black Friday or Labor Day specials. It is not uncommon to hear about patrons suffering slip-and-fall injuries during store openings for Black Friday sales. If you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury in any local mall such as Parkway Plaza, call us for a free consultation.
Liability in Shopping Mall Accidents
If you are injured in a shopping mall, you can file a personal injury claim under California negligence law. You will have to prove that the property owner/occupier failed to exercise reasonable care in keeping their premises free of dangerous conditions. For example, if you are at an outdoor mall in San Diego, such as Horton Plaza, the owner of the property has a duty to ensure that all escalators are functioning correctly. If you fall on an escalator due to a malfunction, you may have a legitimate claim for compensation.
In order to receive compensation for your shopping mall slip-and-fall injury, you will have to prove the following premise liability legal elements:
- The property owner or possessor of property knew or should have known about a dangerous condition present on their premises;
- The owner or possessor of land failed to inspect or remedy the dangerous condition;
- That you would not be injured had the dangerous condition been on the property;
- That there is a direct relationship between the dangerous condition and your injury; and
- That you suffered actual damages as a result of the injury.
Depending on where your injury occurs, you may be able to file a cause of action against the shopping mall and/or retail store.
You should seek medical treatment immediately following your slip-and-fall accident. This will help you identify any immediate signs of injury. Follow-up appointments are strongly encouraged in the event that injuries arising from the accident are not initially identified. Your personal injury attorney will identify witnesses to obtain statements regarding the accident, obtain any video footage of the accident, take photographs, and gather all medical bills and related expenses to determine the extent of your damages.
Hire a San Diego Shopping Mall Accident Lawyer
Contact our San Diego shopping mall slip-and-fall accident attorneys for a free consultation regarding your injury. Malls such as Plaza Bonita, Fashion Valley, Grossmont Center, Parkway Mall, Mission Valley, and University Town Center owe their patrons a reasonable duty of care to make sure their premises are safe for shopping. Contact us today to get your case started!