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McLean County Shopping Mall Injury Lawyer

Adams County mall and store injury attorney

Attorneys for Accidents and Injuries at Stores in Bloomington, Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria

Shopping at retail stores is something most people do on a regular basis. Because grocery stores, department stores, malls, and other businesses are used by so many people every day, they are usually thought to be safe. However, accidents can occur at these establishments for a variety of reasons, and customers can be seriously injured because of the negligence of store owners, managers, or employees. In these cases, victims should consult with a premises liability lawyer to determine their options for receiving financial compensation.

At Kanoski Bresney, we understand the confusion and difficulty that a person can experience after being injured at a retail store. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases, and we can help you hold a store or shopping mall responsible for the negligence that led to accidents and injuries. We have recovered more than $400 million on behalf of injury victims, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your damages.

Causes of Injuries at Malls and Stores

Property owners or the tenants in control of a property have the responsibility to make sure their premises are safe for people to enter and use. Any hazards on the property should be corrected, or warnings should be provided to ensure that customers can avoid accidents and injuries. Some common situations that can lead to injuries at retail stores include:

  • Slip and fall accidents - Wet floors, snowy or icy sidewalks, or other slippery walking surfaces can cause a person to fall down and suffer injuries such as broken bones, dislocated joints, sprains, internal injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. Store owners should address any weather conditions that could create slippery surfaces by providing floor mats or other methods for increasing traction, and warnings should be provided in areas where wet floors may cause slipping hazards.
  • Broken railings and dangerous stairwells - Defective handrails or broken stairs could cause a person to fall from an upper level to a lower level. These falls can result in serious bodily harm, such as spine injuries and paralysis, or even wrongful death if a person falls on their head.
  • Dangerous parking lots and garages - Potholes, uneven walking surfaces, inadequate lighting, and other hazards in parking areas can lead to fall injuries. Inadequate security may also result in customers being assaulted or robbed.
  • Elevator and escalator malfunctions - These types of equipment may not be properly maintained, or manufacturing defects may make the operation of these devices dangerous. Falling elevator cars can seriously harm occupants. Malfunctioning escalators can cause a person's hands or feet to be caught in equipment, and this can result in amputations or other permanent disabilities.
  • Falling merchandise - Heavy items may be stored on high shelves, and if these items are not placed or stacked properly, they can fall onto customers, resulting in serious injuries. Shelves can also fall over and injure people if they are not properly secured to the floor or if they are overloaded with merchandise.
  • Overcrowding - Stores and malls can often be very busy, especially when major events or sales take place. Crowd control methods should be used to ensure that all customers can enter a store and shop for items safely. Failure to address these issues could lead to customers being trampled or suffering other types of injuries.

Contact Our Quincy Mall Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured while shopping at a mall or store, you may not know where to turn for help. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, determine who was responsible for your injuries, and help you receive payments that fully address the damages you have suffered. To get the respect, response, and results you deserve, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 and schedule your free consultation today. We assist with premises liability cases in Decatur, Springfield, Macomb, Champaign County, Quincy, Tazewell County, McDonough County, McLean County, Peoria, Schuyler County, Champaign, Macon County, Bloomington, Adams County, Pekin, Peoria County, Sangamon County, Rushville, and across Illinois.

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