It’s that time of year once again. The holidays are rapidly approaching. More people are shopping online than ever before, but nothing can replace the thrill of holiday shopping at the mall or the big department store. In November and December, and these days even into January, almost everyone is shopping. The streets, stores, and parking lots are hazardous, confusion sometimes reigns, and injuries are likely to happen. Try to learn about potential hazards and be ready. If you’re injured while shopping this holiday season in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, discuss the incident and your injury at once with an experienced Dallas premises liability attorney.

Shopping-Related Injuries

Shopping-related injuries usually result from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents that can cause broken arms and legs and severe brain and spinal cord injuries. Shopping injuries most frequently happen because of neglected floor conditions – snow or ice, dropped food, spilled liquids, broken floor tiles, and worn or curled carpeting. Other injuries have been caused by shopping carts and retail displays tipping over and by people trying to grab hard-to-reach products. Bad lighting and potholes in parking lots can be hazards, and during the holidays, overcrowding can be a genuine safety concern in some stores.

If you are injured while shopping in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, depending on the circumstances, you may be legally entitled to full compensation for your medical treatment, lost days from work, and related expenses. However, you’ll have to prove that you were injured, and you’ll have to prove that the property owner or manager – or the employees they supervise – caused your injury through negligent action (or negligent inaction). Retailers have a legal duty to keep their premises safe, so if you’re injured while shopping this holiday season or any time of year, take the first step toward the compensation you need and speak at once to an experienced Dallas premises liability attorney.