Injury Lawyer for Slip and Fall Accidents at Target
It is the legal responsibility of business owners to provide and maintain a reasonably safe environment for their customers. This includes regular inspections, routine maintenance, safety training for staff, and, in the world of large warehouse stores like Target, maintaining safe premises may require even more detailed attention due to the size of the building and parking areas.
Slip and fall accidents are a serious, prevalent, ongoing concern that impacts the general public. According to the CDC, yearly hospitalizations due to fall injuries are estimated at over 800,000 victims. The physical, emotional and financial impact of injuries caused by preventable falls takes its toll on victims, and on society as a whole.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a retailer like Target, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Failure to maintain a safe premises can mean a business owner is legally responsible for your accident. Pursuing compensation from a large retailer can be overwhelming by yourself, but with the assistance of an experienced injury law firm, you can hold big businesses accountable for their negligence and receive fair compensation for your losses.
Hill & Moin is a law firm with the expertise, experience and resources to help you fight for justice, hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, and ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses. To schedule your free consultation, call (212) 668-6000 or visit www.hillmoin.com
Proof of Negligence in Target Slip and Fall Accidents
A successful slip and fall injury settlement requires evidence that your injuries are a direct result of negligence by Target or any other property owner. Retailers like Target are required by law to keep their stores safe and free from reasonable hazards, if they fail to do so and someone is injured, they may be held legally responsible.
Common negligent conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents include:
- A dangerous accumulation of snow on sidewalks and in parking lots
- Lack of carpeting or mats to absorb water tracked in by customers
- Damaged or frayed welcome mats or carpeting
- Uneven sidewalks
- Potholes in asphalt parking lots
- Inadequate lighting inside and outside of the establishment
- Slippery waxed or mopped floors
- Failure to use signage to warn customers of hazards
- Boxes, merchandise, and other debris in store aisleways
- Failure to address spills correct maintenance issues in a timely manner
- Lack of regular store maintenance
- Failure to train employees in safety procedures
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident requires that you are able to provide evidence that a dangerous condition existed and that the condition led directly to your injuries. In their defense, retailers may claim that they did not know about a hazard and are therefore not responsible for your accident. Ignorance of a dangerous condition does not absolve Target from liability if they should have known about the hazard but failed to do proper inspections and maintenance.
For example, it would be reasonable to assume that the manager of Target would be aware that on a rainy day, water may be tracked in by customers causing slippery floors and dangerous conditions. If Target employees fail to put out mats or utilize other methods to keep the floors safe, the store may be found liable for your injuries. On the other hand, if a customer spills a drink and someone immediately slips and falls, with no time in between for the spill to be cleaned up, the store may not be held responsible for the accident.
In order to establish your case, you must provide evidence to show that the following conditions existed.
- Establish that as a customer, the store had a reasonable duty of care for your safety
- Demonstrate that the retailer failed in their duty
- Provide evidence that you suffered an injury
- Demonstrate that your injury occurred as a direct result of the store’s negligence
A successful settlement for a slip and fall injury case at a Target or other large retailer can be difficult to achieve on your own. A personal injury lawyer with experience in slip and fall accidents is critical to the success of your case.
The lawyers at Hill & Moin will investigate the accident on your behalf and gather evidence to prove your claim. Evidence that is commonly used in successful slip and fall cases against Target include:
- Video and photographic images of the hazardous condition, and of your injuries
- Eyewitness testimony that validates your claim
- Medical reports and bills establishing the extent of your injuries and your prognosis
- Expert testimony
Our team will compile and present the facts of your case and work to prove liability. We will negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf and, if it is in your best interest, take your case to court. has a team of skilled attorneys that can investigate your claim, gather evidence to prove that Target is liable, and then negotiate a fair settlement.
For more information about how the team at Hill & Moin can help you and your family, call (212) 668-6000.
Common Compensation Available For Slip and Fall Accident Victims
The amount of compensation that may be available to you after a slip and fall accident at Target depends on the specific details of your case and the extent of your injuries. Generally, damages fall into two categories; economic damages, and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Future related medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Out of pocket expenses related to the injury
Non-Economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Diminished enjoyment of activities
- Loss of companionship
Statute of Limitations and Slip and Fall Accident Claims
In most personal injury cases there is a time limit for filing a claim, this time limit is called the statute of limitations. If your claim is not filed within the designated time allowed, you may forfeit your right to seek justice and hold the responsible party accountable. The statute of limitations is specific to every state so it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Failure to do so may jeopardize your claim.
Hill & Moin Helps Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents at Target
Filing a claim against a giant corporate retailer like Target can be daunting. With their seemingly endless resources to fight your claim, you may wonder if you even stand a chance. You do. Hill & Moin is not intimidated by big corporations and is dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice, regardless of their personal circumstances. As a victim, you shouldn’t have to pay the price for Target’s negligent actions and deserve full financial compensation for your losses and suffering.
If you or a family member have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Hill & Moin for help today. Call (212) 668-6000 or contact us to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.