Store Display Injuries
Store owners have a responsibility to protect their patrons and employees from being injured while on the premises; however, you may find yourself seriously hurt if a store display is improperly designed, installed or maintained. While most displays in a shopping mall, department store or “big box” store are safe, there are certain circumstances where they can become hazardous.
One common way that a customer can be injured by a store display is a slip and fall, or trip and fall type of accident, when a store display protrudes into an aisle. This can happen if a display is not placed in the proper area or is not measured correctly. A piece of a display protruding into the aisle can cause a patron to trip and fall, which can result in head, neck, and back injuries.
Falling objects from a store display are also another hazard that could cause you to become hurt. If products are stacked too high or not placed on a secure surface, they could fall off of a display or be knocked over onto the head or other body part of a shopper or worker, causing injury.
“Self-Service” retail displays are also known for their ability to quickly turn into dangerous situations. Customers may damage a display if they have to reach into it or take something out of it. The damage can cause the display to collapse or produce floor debris (i.e. plastic bags, trash, broken parts), both of which can cause injuries.
It doesn’t matter what type of faulty display caused you to be injured – it matters that the negligent store or property owner take responsibility for it. These types of establishments legally owe you a safe shopping environment and you have the right to hold them accountable to the law. If you encountered an improperly installed store display and became hurt as a result, Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura can help you pursue a claim. Many victims may be hesitant to pursue legal action against a large store or corporation, but with an attorney on their side they have the chance to collect the compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages. You may only have a certain amount of time to take legal action, which is why you should not wait – contact Attorney Peter Ventura in Worcester today at 508-755-7535.