Store owners have a duty to keep their premises free from hazards and unsafe conditions for visitors. Supermarkets have a duty to make sure that patrons and customers are protected. This means that they need to fix dangerous conditions in the store or provide adequate warnings of the danger. They must inspect the aisles and shelves constantly to be sure the areas are safe. Usually, the store will have an employee travel up and down the aisles to clean any spill or item which may have fallen. Retail stores must also provide alarms and adequate security to protect visitors from attacks and other crimes and to make sure there is adequate staff onsite to assist customers with emergencies.
Supermarkets and retail stores present a unique risk to customers and visitors because they are designed and intended to focus customer attention on sales and advertising. It is expected that customers are going to be paying more attention to their shopping and less attention to hazards and dangerous conditions on the property. As a result of these distractions, customers are at a higher risk of tripping and falling or running into obstacles and getting seriously injured. Not surprisingly, California premises liability law takes these distractions into consideration when determining liability. Retail store owners also have a duty to protect distracted customers and to keep them safe.
Retail market owners that breach their duty to keep their store safe may be held responsible under California’s premises liability law. The most common type of retail store negligence cases involve trip-and-fall accidents, but business owners may be responsible for many other types of injury accidents, such as inadequate security, failure to warn, or hazardous objects.
Our experienced California retail store negligence lawyers can help you determine whether the store may be liable for your injuries. Call (888) 563-4092 to discuss your case.
Our Experience Can Make a Difference in Your Case
B&D Law Group, APLC is well-versed in all types of premises liability accidents, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Assaults and attacks
- Dog bites
- Inadequate security
- Municipal liability
- Restaurant liability
- Trip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
Our experienced lawyers will work to ensure that you get the recovery you and your loved ones are entitled to for your shopping accident claim. You do not have to go at it alone.
Helping You Understand the Complexities of the Law
As a result of the complexities of California law relating to business owner liability, premises liability claims are more likely to be resolved through litigation than other types of accidents claims. The experienced litigation attorneys at B&D Law Group are no strangers to the courtroom, and have a track record of satisfied judgments to prove it. Our approach is to prepare every retail store accident case as a potential litigation matter. We are ready to fight to make sure you receive the maximum recovery you are entitled to.
We are here to help. We never charge for a consultation to discuss your case. Call our office at (888) 563-4092 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with a licensed attorney.