Shopping for gifts, entertaining guests and decorating are all hallmarks of the holiday season. In doing all of these activities, there is a good chance that you will be visiting grocery stores, department stores, big box stores and shopping malls — probably more so than at any other time during the year.
As you make your way to the mall and other retail outlets, it is important that you do everything in your power to stay safe. Our injury attorneys in Birmingham have some advice to help you avoid some potential dangers so you don’t fall victim to a holiday shopping accident.
Staying Safe at the Shopping Mall This Season
Whether you are in a grocery store, department store, mall or other shopping venue over the holidays, there are certain things that present a risk to your safety and that could result in injury. Knowing about the risks and using a little bit of extra caution can go a long way towards avoiding injury. For example, some of the common sources of danger or potential risks to be aware of include:
Stores and property owners have an obligation to keep premises safe and to provide adequate security. While you can file a legal claim against the store to recover compensation if you’ve been hurt, it is far better to be aware of shopping risks and avoid injury in the first place.
Birmingham Injury Risks and Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Published by Cross & Smith LLC, November 14, 2012.
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Posted By: Mark Sterling Gober