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When a patron enters a store in Florida, they should be able to feel safe while they shop. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, and stores are no exception. If you were injured in a Florida store, you may be wondering who can be held liable for your losses. In Florida, stores may be held liable for customers’ injuries when their negligence causes a person’s injuries. 

Hersh Kirtman Injury Law is a Florida law firm with experience handling various types of personal injury cases, including those that involve an injury that occurred while a person was in a store. Proving liability is an important step in any personal injury claim. Our team of legal professionals will help you collect the necessary evidence to hold the store liable for the injuries you suffered.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Customer’s Injuries in a Florida Store?

Property owners and store operators are required to act reasonably to keep customers safe and to prevent injuries.  Whether you were injured in a trip or slip and fall accident, hit by a vehicle near the storefront, or were otherwise injured due to the store owner or operator’s negligence while shopping, the store may be held liable for your injuries. 

To prove the store’s liability, you must be able to provide evidence of the four elements of negligence. The four elements of negligence are as follows:

  • The store owed you a duty of care
  • The store breached the duty of care owed to you
  • The breach of duty caused your accident and injuries
  • You suffered injury, loss, or other harm as result

A personal injury lawyer can help you gather all key evidence needed to ensure the success of your claim after you are injured as a result of a store’s negligence. 

Damages You Can Collect Following an Injury in a Florida Store

After you have suffered injuries in an accident while in a store, you may be able to  recover the following damages as part of  your personal injury case:

  • Medical expenses: When an accident occurs due to a store’s negligence, victims may suffer injuries that result in costly medical bills, therapies, surgeries, and medications. Victims should be compensated for the costs of all past and future medical care relating to their injuries caused by the accident.
  • Lost wages: Individuals who have been harmed while in a store may be unable to work while they recover from their injuries. Victims should be compensated for all present and future wages they may lose because of the injuries they suffered. 
  • Pain and suffering: Those who are injured in a store can be emotionally and physically distressed following the incident. Victims should be compensated for the pain and suffering they have had to endure as a result of the store’s negligence.

Your personal injury lawyer can help you determine the type and amount of damages to ask for, and will work to negotiate a fair settlement to ensure you get the justice you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached beforehand, filing a lawsuit may be necessary to recover the damages that were caused to you.

Contact a Trusted Store Injury Lawyer in Florida Today

No one expects to be injured while shopping inside a store. Unfortunately, store owners do not always uphold the duty of care owed to their customers. If you have suffered injuries in a store in Florida, one of our trusted lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve. 

At Hersh Kirtman Injury Law, we offer the trusted legal representation our clients need to maximize their recovery after a negligent party causes a store accident that leaves them injured. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our store injury lawyers, contact us today by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (561) 208-3700.

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