New York Retail Store Premises Liability Attorney
Retail store injuries can be painful and costly to treat, not to mention experiencing the trauma of the accident itself. Large machines like elevators and escalators are complex and require regular inspection and maintenance to remain safe to use. In fact, when large stores install escalators or sliding doors, their owners and managers have a duty to their customers to perform this sort of upkeep. A visiting customer has no way to know when this complex machinery isn’t maintained, and so they don’t understand the risk they’re taking by using it.
When escalators or elevators fail, serious and even fatal injuries can be the result. If you or a family member has been hurt in a retail store accident in the New York Hudson Valley, speak with the Kingston premises liability lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP to receive an evaluation of your legal claim for money damages.
A legal duty to keep premises safe or provide a warning when they’re not
When you’re a customer at a retail store, there is an implicit agreement between you and the owners and managers of that store that the premises are safe and free from any hidden hazards. When there are no signs warning that equipment such as elevators, escalators, or sliding doors are experiencing mechanical issues or are unsafe to use, customers have a right to expect that these items have been regularly maintained and that using them will not result in injury. Failure to uphold this duty can make the owners and operators of retail stores legally responsible for injuries caused by poorly-maintained equipment.
Help in pursuing a claim after a retail store accident
When unsuspecting customers end up hurt after visiting a retail store and using a malfunctioning escalator, elevator, or sliding door, they may be entitled to compensation from that store for their medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost work. After an accident in a retail store in New York, it’s important to take action as soon as possible on a potential legal claim against those responsible for your injuries.
The New York premises liability lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner, and Martuscello, LLP have represented victims of retail accidents across their decades of practice as personal injury lawyers. Their accomplished retail escalator and elevator accident lawyers can help you mount a case for damages after a retail store accident when you’re facing costs associated with:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Time spent off work
- Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments
- Medical equipment such as slings, crutches, or wheelchairs
- Prescription costs
- Pain and suffering
Hold Hudson Valley Store Owners Liable for their Negligence
For a no-cost consultation on your New York retail store accident claim, contact the dedicated and seasoned Hudson Valley personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP in Kingston at 845-331-4100, and in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.