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Erie, PA Shopping Mall Accident Lawyers

Shopping Mall Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA, Pursue Financial Recovery for Injured Clients in Erie County, Crawford County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Store and shopping mall owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for shoppers. If you’ve been injured in an accident at a store or shopping mall due to a hazardous property condition, you deserve to hold the business owner accountable for the neglectful maintenance of their property. The Erie, PA, retail store accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., can help you seek the financial compensation you need for your recovery. Since 2010, our legal team has worked hard to pursue justice for accident victims throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Our team uses a collaborative approach to combine their decades of experience in personal injury law and insurance defense to develop effective legal strategies to take on big corporations and insurers. 

When you’ve sustained injuries in an accident at a store or shopping mall, you may have the right to recover compensation from the store or mall owner. The shopping mall accident attorneys in Erie, PA, at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., can help. Contact us for a free initial case review to learn more about your legal options. 

Common Causes of Shopping Mall Accidents

Store visitors may suffer injuries in various types of shopping mall accidents. Some of the most common examples of store accidents include:

  • Slip/trip and fall accidents
  • Crush accidents from falling merchandise
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Assaults or other criminal/violent activity by third parties

Common causes of shopping mall accidents include:

  • Recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Spilled foods or liquids
  • Ice, snow, rainwater, or tracked-in mud or plant debris
  • Inadequate elevator/escalator maintenance
  • Negligent/inadequate security
  • Wires or cords laid across walking paths
  • Broken or uneven pavement or sidewalks
  • Improperly stored items/merchandise
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Who Might Be Liable for a Retail Store Accident?

Various parties may be liable for an accident that occurs in a retail store or shopping mall. First, a property owner may be liable for an accident that occurs due to a hazardous condition of the store or mall premises, such as a slippery floor, broken elevator/escalator, or inadequate security. A store owner may also be liable for an accident, even if it leases the store premises, when an accident occurs due to a hazardous condition inside the store and the business’s lease gives it exclusive responsibility for maintenance of the premises. 

Third-party contractors hired by a store or mall owner may also be liable for an accident. Stores and malls may hire janitorial services companies to perform regular maintenance, security companies to provide guards and surveillance, or maintenance companies to repair and plow/de-ice parking lots or walkways. 

Financial Compensation Available After a Shopping Mall Accident

If you’ve been injured in a shopping mall accident, you may have a claim to recover compensation for losses you incur due to your injuries, including for:

  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Costs to repair or replace your damaged/destroyed personal property
  • Long-term care expenses for services to help you cope with prolonged or permanent disabilities
  • Lost wages/income if you need to take time off work to recover from your injuries or transfer to a lower-paying light-duty position due to medical restrictions
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment/quality of life caused by disabilities or permanent disfigurement/scarring

How Can Our Erie, PA, Retail Store Accident Lawyers Help You Obtain Financial Relief for Your Injuries and Losses?

When you’ve been hurt in a store or mall due to a dangerous property condition, you deserve to pursue financial recovery and accountability from the negligent store or mall owner. However, retailers and shopping center operators have significant resources to fight claims filed by injured shoppers. Let the shopping mall accident attorneys in Erie, PA, at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., level the playing field so you can stand up for your rights and interests. Our firm will leave no stone unturned when pursuing your legal claims by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident to secure evidence for your case, including surveillance footage, accident/incident reports, and witness testimony
  • Calculating your present and future losses from your injuries to ensure we pursue full financial relief for you
  • Identifying all responsible parties and evaluating your options for obtaining compensation
  • Filing your claims and dealing with corporate representatives and insurance adjusters for you while you devote your time and energy to your physical recovery
  • Aggressively pursuing a favorable resolution in your case, whether through a settlement or by going to court and trial

Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for a Free Claim Evaluation to Discuss Your Options with Our Shopping Mall Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA

After getting hurt in an accident at a retail store or shopping mall, get legal help to take on negligent businesses and property owners at fault for your injuries and losses. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Erie, PA, retail store accident lawyers to discuss how our firm can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, or pain and suffering 

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