Residents of Florida can visit a JC Penney store to purchase clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other household items. These stores are often found in shopping malls, where they see a lot of foot traffic every day. The bustling environment in a JC Penney store can prove hazardous for shoppers, sometimes leading to slip and fall accidents.
You could be entitled to compensation if you slipped and fell in a JC Penney store. You can take steps to secure maximum damages by contacting the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik now. Just call (855) 529-0269 to get professional advice from our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at JC Penney in Florida.
Get the Facts About JC Penney Stores in Florida
The first JC Penney store was opened in 1902. The company has expanded many times over since then. As of 2019, there were around 837 stores operational throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Many JC Penney stores include leased departments for:
- Coffee shops,
- Makeup stores,
- Optical centers,
- Portrait studios,
- Auto centers, and
- Jewelry repair.
You may need help from a slip and fall lawyer if you fall anywhere in a JC Penney store. Premises liability claims can quickly become complicated, especially if your fall occurred in one of the store’s licensed departments.
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Causes of JC Penney Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur for a number of reasons in JC Penney stores. Some of these accidents are caused by foul weather, such as:
- Ice or snow that isn’t removed in a parking lot,
- Rain blowing into the store’s entry or exit, and
- Puddles within the store from a leaking roof.
Other accidents are the result of issues caused by other shoppers or employees. Unattended carts, discarded merchandise, or poorly thought out displays can all result in a slip and fall accident. These accidents are more common in places that are poorly lit, or areas with damaged flooring.
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Results of a JC Penney Slip and Fall Accident in Florida
Sometimes, you can get up, dust yourself off, and move on from a slip and fall accident without any serious issues. However, this is not always the case. In fact, a slip and fall accident in JC Penney can easily leave you with:
- Injuries to your face or head,
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries,
- Fractures and sprains in your arms or legs, and
- Torn ligaments or tendons.
These serious injuries require immediate medical treatment. However, before you leave the store you should make sure that your accident is reported to store management. A manager can file an incident report to ensure your slip and fall accident is documented.
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Get Legal Help Dealing with a Slip and Fall Injury
It is important that you notify store management about your accident. You also need to seek medical treatment and reach out to an injury and accident lawyer in Florida. Jason and Debi Chalik can take charge of your legal case, so you can focus your energy on recovering from your injuries.
Our team can help you file a premises liability claim against JC Penney. We will need to show that the property owners were negligent in order to establish liability for your claim. Jason and Debi Chalik can work personally to gather evidence by:
- Speaking with witnesses who saw you fall,
- Requesting video surveillance from your fall, and
- Reviewing your medical records.
We understand how important it is to move quickly after a slip and fall accident. Contact us today to get started.
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Work with a Law Firm You Can Trust in Florida
Here at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik, our goal is securing you maximum compensation after a JC Penney slip and fall accident. We will work aggressively to secure you a fair settlement or to win your case in court.
Our team will not accept payment for legal fees unless we can bring you the damages you need to move forward with your life. Reach out to us now so we can begin going over your legal options. We’re ready to stand up for you now.
Speak with a Lawyer After a JC Penney Slip and Fall Accident
Increase your chances of getting full compensation after a slip and fall accident in JC Penney by contacting the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik. You can speak with our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at JC Penney in Florida today. Reaching us is easy. You can call (855) 529-0269 or fill out our online contact form to get a free consultation.
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