San Diego Attorneys Handling Target Accidents
Target accidents are common in California, just as Costco and WalMart accidents are, as there are over 150 Target stores in California, 5 of which are in San Diego County. Have you suffered an injury while at a Target store in San Diego County? Did the accident cause you to miss time at work? Are you facing a long convalescence and recovery period? Are medical bills related to the accident piling up? If so, you should contact a San Diego accident attorney immediately.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at your local Target, contact our San Diego accident law office for a free consultation. Our injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to properly treat your injury. Injured individuals often do not know how to go about filing a personal injury claim against Target. We are experienced personal injury attorneys and can help you obtain the benefits and compensation you deserve. We offer proven results by award-winning attorneys. Read on to learn more about Target accidents such as slip and falls, restroom accidents and parking lot accidents, and how you can win your case.
Target Personal Injury Case
All retail stores have strict safety guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries. However, there are many factors that contribute to accidents, such as employee negligence of spilled liquids or a disorganized store layout. Slip-and-falls are the most common types of accidents to happen at big-box retailers due to the multitude of products that sometimes block pathways.
One of the largest and most popular big-box retailers is Target, a company based in Minnesota with chain stores all over North America. In recent years, Target has experienced lawsuits from customers for injuries at their stores, due to negligence by staff and management.
In 2011, a woman and her husband were shopping at their local Target when she slipped and fell. The woman was severely injured in the incident. The couple claimed that her accident was caused by a poorly maintained aisle at the store. As a result, she sought financial compensation for her medical bills, as well as other costs that were related to her injuries. In response, Target settled the case outside of court.
It may seem straightforward to simply serve papers on Target and receive compensation, but suing Target is not so simple.
The Legal Elements You Need to Prove Liability
In order to successfully obtain fair compensation from Target, you must prove the following:
- That Target owed you a reasonable duty of care in ensuring that its premises were safe from known dangerous conditions;
- That Target breached its duty of care in making sure the premises are free from known dangerous conditions;
- That Target’s action or inaction was the actual and proximate (legal) cause of your injury;
- That you suffered an injury (damages) as a direct result of Target’s breach of duty.
Remember, it is the legal duty of all businesses to maintain safe premises for the protection of their customers, but you still have the burden of proving that Target violated that duty and that you were injured as a result.
Attorneys Handling Target Accidents
The amount of compensation you obtain from Target accidents, or any retail store, depends on the specific facts of your particular incident and the skill of your attorney. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we have handled thousands of premises liability cases over twenty-five years and bring the highest level of personalized skill to every case. While most cases eventually settle before trial, preparation for trial is the key to obtaining the maximum settlement. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, every case is prepared for trial; as a result, most of our clients obtain the best possible settlement without ever going to trial.