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Outlet mall liability: If you fall, the mall may be to blame

You’re a major fan of the local outlet malls, so you take time to visit them at least twice a month. You’re a regular there, and many store owners know you. That’s why you’re so frustrated that you’ve gotten hurt on the property. These people see you as more than a customer, but you still weren’t safe.

You slipped and fell as a result of slick ground under a sprinkler system that was in use watering the plants. There were no warning signs, and you never expected the walkway to have a slick surface. You have high medical bills related to your fall, and now you need to know what to do.

What are your options after a slip-and-fall accident?

Immediately after you slip and fall, you need to go to the hospital. It’s vital that your health comes first in any situation in which you have a potential injury. You can report the injury at the time by alerting the local store owner or witnesses who can get the store owner for you. That way, when emergency help arrives, everyone who needs to be there is available for questioning.

It is a property owner’s responsibility to maintain a safe premises. In a situation like yours, that may mean that the outlet mall’s owner, the specific store owner or others are liable for the injuries you’ve suffered. Your attorney will get into contact with the store owner and outlet mall’s executives to find out who the liable party is and to receive information about the insurance company with which you need to file a claim.

Businesses need to keep their surroundings safe for customers. When they fail to do so, you’re within your rights to pursue a claim, so you can get the money needed to cover your lost wages, rehabilitation and other needs.