Accidents Can Happen While Shopping

Accidents Can Happen While Shopping

From the day after Thanksgiving until the winter holidays are over, many people are rushing to get their shopping done. Whether you’re shopping for food to bake cookies or prepare a holiday meal, or you are making several stops to get the perfect gifts for your loved ones, you can encounter many risks.

Most people do not associate shopping with injuries until it is too late. The following are some accidents that can turn your shopping trip – and your life – upside down.

Slip and Falls

Many stores during the holidays tend to be a mess. They are crowded with shoppers, and staff are often struggling to keep the store stocked and in good order. Items can fall to the ground, spills can go unnoticed, displays can protrude into walkways, and much more.

These all present the risks of slip and falls. The risks only increase if it is raining and stores fail to clean floors or post warning signs about slippery flooring. Stores that allow hazards that lead to slip and falls can be held liable for the losses of injured fall victims.

Parking Lot Crashes

Many people are in a hurry or stressed during holiday shopping, and the crowds do not make it any easier. With so many drivers fighting over parking spots or trying to hurry in and out, it can easily result in a driver hitting another vehicle or a pedestrian. Even though these crashes happen at slow speeds, they can still cause serious injuries and losses, especially to pedestrians.

Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Locust Grove

Holiday shopping should not land you in the hospital but, if it does due to an accident, always speak with a Locust Grove personal injury attorney at the office of Ben F. Windham, PC. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to learn about your rights for free.