No one expects to get injured while shopping at a mall. You should be able to expect a mall to be a safe environment for both yourself and your children. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The sheer size and nature of a mall creates significant opportunities for accidents. The various businesses and storefronts all have different owners and employees, and then of course, there are also the other shoppers. All of this combined often results in for too many variables to successfully control. Recently, some of these cases have even involved threats and violence.
Regardless of why you were injured at a mall, a Miami mall injury lawyer can assist you by either negotiating directly with the mall’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit against the mall on your behalf.
Proving Your Case
After you have been injured, the responsibility of proving that the injury took place at the mall and was due to someone else’s negligence falls on your shoulders.
This can be difficult to do on your own, as the at-fault party could be the mall, a particular business, security, or a shopper. Determining who was at fault isn’t always easy, and often gathering the evidence that demonstrates their fault isn’t either.
By far, this is one of the main reasons to hire an experienced Miami mall injury lawyer. Your attorney can both gather evidence and pinpoint precisely who was at fault.
It’s a sad thing, but malls have become a target for violence. Mall violence doesn’t even need to be premeditated—sometimes shoppers become unruly with little provocation.
When you’ve been the victim of mall violence, not only can you hold the violent party responsible, but depending on the circumstances, you may also be able to hold the mall or its security company accountable if their negligence allowed the violence to take place.
Maximize Your Compensation
You are entitled to compensation for anything related to your mall injury:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Lost wages due to time off work
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy for emotional or mental trauma
- Any other financial losses suffered as a result of your injury
Your settlement should take into account how your injury will affect your life now and in the future, including any expenses or lost income that result. For example, if you have lost income because of an inability to work, your future lost wages should be taken into consideration.
The most effective way to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injury claim is to hire a Miami mall injury lawyer. It can be difficult to know what to include and how to calculate a claim’s true worth; you don’t want to risk making a mistake and financially handicapping your future.
Speak with a Miami Mall Injury Lawyer
A mall injury claim is just as serious as any other personal injury claim. Call (305) 440-0450 to share the details of your case with a personal injury attorney from Lavent Law, P.A. Once we know the specifics, we can advise you on how to carry your case through to a successful settlement.