Malls in Florida gather multiple stores together in one place for the sake of convenience. Customers who visit a mall can usually find stores selling clothes, shoes, electronics, jewelry, books, food, and more. Unfortunately, with so many businesses clumped together, accidents can happen.
You could slip and fall at any store in a mall, or in the common areas that connect the different stores together. A fall in any location in the mall could lead to serious injuries, including concussions and broken bones.
If you experienced an injury in a mall in Florida, you could be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can help you file a premises liability claim against the store or the mall itself. Take steps to get full compensation by calling (855) 529-0269 to reach our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at a mall in Florida.
Types of Malls in Florida
Many people do not draw a distinction between different types of malls when they’re doing their shopping. However, there are technically eight specific kinds of malls recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers, including:
- Neighborhood centers or strip malls
- Community malls
- Regional centers
- Superregional centers
- Fashion or specialty centers
- Power centers or retail parks
- Theme or festival centers
- Outlet centers or outlet stores
Neighborhood centers are generally the smallest malls, with outlet stores representing the largest malls in the country. A lawyer for slip and fall accidents at a mall can help you if you were injured in any of these malls.
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Areas Where Slip and Fall Accidents Happen in Malls
There are a number of common locations for slip and fall accidents in malls around Florida. You have a higher chance of slipping and falling when you are:
- Using an escalator or an elevator.
- Walking through an area that is improperly lit.
- In a store that has loose rugs or damaged flooring.
- Shopping after an employee mopped or cleaned the floor.
Note that these accidents can occur in a specific store in the mall, or in the open common areas that people walk through to get to other stores. In either case, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
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Handle a Mall Slip and Fall Accident the Right Way
You can increase your chances of getting maximum damages after a slip and fall accident in a mall by taking a few steps right away. You should immediately:
Report Your Accident
Do not leave the area where you fell without filing an incident report. You may need to report your accident to a store manager or to a mall employee. Ensure that your slip and fall accident is documented as quickly as possible.
Record the Scene of the Accident
You can gather evidence in the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident. You should take pictures of the place where you fell, the hazard that caused you to slip, and your injuries. You should also collect contact information from anyone who saw you fall.
Seek Medical Care
Generally, you will only be able to seek compensation for injuries caused by your slip and fall accident in Florida. If you get medical treatment as soon as you slip and fall, it can be easier to show that your injuries were the result of a fall.
Speak with a Legal Professional
Contacting a slip and fall lawyer is very important after an accident in a mall. You may need a lawyer to help you handle representatives for the mall as well as high-powered insurance agents. Let Jason and Debi Chalik start working for you now.
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Let Us Work to Get You Maximum Compensation
You could be able to get compensation for your medical expenses and other losses after a slip and fall accident. In order to get compensation, your lawyer may need to file a premises liability claim. This claim may be brought against:
- The specific store where you fell.
- The organization that owns the mall.
In either case, Jason and Debi Chalik believe that you deserve dedicated support. We can start working on your claim now, increasing the odds that you will get the damages you need to move forward with your life.
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Get Legal Help After a Mall Slip and Fall Accident
The professionals at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik are here to help you if you slipped and fell in a mall. You can call (855) 529-0269, or fill out our online contact form to start building a claim now. Get a free consultation from our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at a mall in Florida today.
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