As we enter the final shopping days before Christmas, shoppers are at increased risk of mall accidents in North Carolina as retailers continue to advertise heavy discounts and customers flock to crowded stores in cold, wet and snowy weather.
As we reported recently on our North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, shoppers are at high risk of parking lot accidents through the holiday season. And our North Carolina Workers Compensation Lawyers Blog even reported a warning that was issued by the government, reminding retailers of their responsibility for the safety of employees and guests.
Business owners must work to reduce the risk of premise liability accidents in North Carolina through the remainder of the holiday shopping season.
North Carolina premise liability cases include:
-Slip and fall accidents
-Elevator and escalator accidents
-Uneven sidewalks or parking lots
-Faulty railings or stairs
-Merchandise falling from high shelves
-Assault on business property.
Business and property owners must work to clear ice and snow from their properties and make sure stairwells, parking lots and other areas are well maintained. When someone is injured because of a negligent condition on business property, the victim should be compensated for the injuries that result.
If you are injured while shopping in North Carolina this holiday season, contact Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.Representing North and South Carolina, including Concord, Gastonia and Greensboro.