Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and the December holidays are fast approaching, more and more people will be heading to their local mall to find those perfect gifts. Stores are decorated with festive lights and colors, and people are hurrying here and there to find that next present. While the holidays are supposed to be fun and bright, there is an increased risk of slip and fall accidents during the busy shopping season. Not only do you have to worry about finding a spot in the parking garage, you also have to contend with thousands of other people once you’re in the stores. At Halpern & Associates in Los Angeles, we’ve represented many clients that were injured while at their local mall.
Store employees have many more responsibilities during the holidays, and loose carpet or spilled liquid might go unchecked for long periods of time while they attend to customers. However, this doesn’t excuse the store or mall management from the responsibility of posting adequate signage and ensuring the safety of every shopper in the building. A malfunctioning escalator can be very dangerous, and if maintenance’s neglect to fix it leads to an injury, the injured person is often entitled to fair compensation.
As a slip and fall attorney in LA, we’ve helped many people recover damages after being injured at the mall. If you’re shopping this holiday season and an employee’s negligence or a mall management oversight causes you to be hurt, please contact us right away. We’ll make sure that you’re properly represented.