It’s unfortunate that this article has to exist. Every year dozens of individuals are hurt while out shopping during Black Friday. A rush for deals turns into bumping, shoving, hitting, and trampling. People of both genders and all ages are at risk of being overrun by the masses of impatient and aggravated shoppers. Visit this website to see more about how common injuries are on this one day. Our job is to listen to the details of your situation and connect you to the proper attorney in your area to help receive compensation for your injuries.
Who is Liable For Black Friday Injuries?
The answer to this is variable and all depends on the precautions taken by the stores. The most obvious case of liability is if the store is poorly prepared to handle an increase in clientele. If their organization is sloppy and the store is actually ransacked to the point of danger, the store can be held liable. Slip and falls are common due to the increase of thrown items or poorly stacked items on special for the event. A less clear-cut case is if other shoppers are the one’s causing the injury. It then becomes a case of personal liability vs liability of the store. Either way, it is possible to seek compensation for gross negligence or assault/battery.
Kinds of Injuries on Black Friday
The kinds of injuries that happen on Black Friday are rather diverse. Most common is slip-and-fall followed by trampling. It’s very easy to get jostled in a crowd and it has been proven time and again that when in a group setting humans have a greatly reduced sense of responsibility to help individuals in need. As such, they are just as likely to ignore or step on a downed person as help them. Other injuries include back/arm strains from attempting to carry items or having to fight other folks for items on the rack. In addition, downright assaults can occur if two or more people are reaching for rare or limited items.
How to Get Compensation If You’ve Been Hurt
Compensation isn’t guaranteed if you’ve been hurt, but you’ll never know if you don’t reach out to us. Our job is to listen to the details of your case and assess the likelihood of success in a court of law. We do not actually take your case ourselves; instead, we connect you to the best attorney in your area of the country. We only network with firms that have high success rates in their area of focus. As such, you can trust the quality and ethical fabric of the firm you are connected to. The firms we work with are contigency based, meaning they do not get paid unless you do. Furthermore, we receive a cut of the firm’s profit so everyone involved in this process is working toward the same goal – success for your case.