Fort Lauderdale Galleria Mall Injury Attorney
Whether you live in the Fort Lauderdale area or you are visiting South Florida, you might spend a significant amount of time shopping at The Galleria. This upscale shopping mall is an open-air and indoor consumer paradise for many people in the Fort Lauderdale area looking for upscale retail shops. Yet serious injuries can occur in stores and restaurants at The Galleria, as well as in indoor mall walkways and outdoor pedestrian footpaths. If you or someone you love recently sustained injuries at The Galleria, it is time to seek help from an experienced Fort Lauderdale Galleria Mall injury attorney. Our firm can help you to file a claim for financial compensation.
Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawsuits Against The Galleria
Many different kinds of accidents and catastrophic injuries can occur at The Galleria. For example, restaurants and food court areas may serve hazardous products that are improperly stored or prepared and that result in food poisoning injuries. Or shops in The Galleria may sell defective consumer products to customers despite safety recalls, and those products ultimately may cause customer injuries. While these incidents may also lead to injury claims against The Galleria or individual stores, a majority of accident and injury claims at The Galleria are premises liability lawsuits.
Premises liability law is one type of personal injury law that recognizes a person’s right to file a claim against a negligent property owner (or manager) who fails to make the premises reasonably safe for customers. Under Florida premises liability law, businesses owe the highest duty of care to shoppers, who are also known as “business invitees.” Businesses must ensure that their premises do not pose unnecessary risks due to avoidable hazards, and businesses must take steps to ensure that the property is reasonably safe for shoppers who will be browsing. If a business does not maintain the premises in a reasonably safe manner and a customer suffers an injury, that injured customer may be able to sue the individual retail store or The Galleria for damages.
Common Kinds of Premises Liability Cases in Fort Lauderdale at The Galleria
There are a wide variety of premises liability issues that can occur at malls like The Galleria, and the following are among the more common types of cases we see:
- Slips and falls due to liquid spills or transitory foreign substances on the floors of The Galleria;
- Trips and falls due to damaged flooring at The Galleria, either inside or outside;
- Dangerous conditions inside retail stores that lead to struck-by injuries, such as poorly stacked shelves or unsecured furniture that tips over onto customers; and
- Third-party assaults in The Galleria parking lot due to unrepaired lighting or negligent security.
Florida law requires plaintiffs to file most Galleria injury lawsuits within four years from the date of the accident or incident, according to the statute of limitations. Our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys can help you to get started on your claim today.
Learn More by Contacting Our Fort Lauderdale Galleria Lawyers
Do you need assistance filing a claim after a serious injury at The Galleria? One of our Fort Lauderdale Galleria injury attorneys is here to assist you with your case. Contact Boone & Davis to learn more.