If you have been injured in a department store accident, you are likely looking to take legal action by filing a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. To discover the steps you can take immediately following your accident that will increase your chances of filing a successful claim, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, look no further than our experienced slip & fall accident attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartford, CT.
What are the most common causes of department store accidents?
The most common factors to lead to department store accidents include the following:
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Spills left unattended
- Broken glass
- Defective elevators or escalators
- Poorly placed floor mats
What should I do after being injured in a department store accident?
It is important to have a plan if you have been injured in an accident. Take the following steps to protect yourself and to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim:
- Alert the store owner of your accident. They should file an incident report.
- Call 911. The police should document the accident by conducting a police report. They will also bring medical attention to the scene to treat your injuries.
- Seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries.
- Collect all medical documents relevant to your treatment.
- Take photos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident.
- Take photos of your injuries.
- If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information.
- Retain the services of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartfield, CT.
What is the statute of limitations for department store accidents in Connecticut?
It is important that you file your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations in Connecticut. The statute of limitations refers to the timeframe you will have to file your claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut is generally two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your department store accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. The sooner you can file your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim may result in you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To avoid this and to get started as soon as possible, do not hesitate to give our experienced personal injury firm a call. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation today.
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