If you or a loved one fell in Target or a similar store, you should speak with a San Diego premises liability attorney with experience in the intricacies of California law. These stores across the country see a huge number of people go in and out of their store each day. Because it sells so many different products, Target has become the place where many people go for anything they need. It is Target’s responsibility to maintain safe premises for the customers they invite into their stores.
Steve Estey and Mike Bomberger have a combined 40 years of experience and have earned more than $100 million for clients in the past five years. Our attorneys are passionate and determined to help every person who comes to us. We are one of San Diego’s best personal injury firms both with smaller cases and in cases against large corporations, like Target.
Common Injuries at Target
While there is a large number of ways that someone can injure themselves at Target, there are some that are more common than others. Target stores often have a small food court area or a chain coffee shop inside, so they tend to have more spills than some other large stores. Slipping on wet floors, tripping on products left out in the aisle, and floors that are uneven are just some of the causes of injuries in Target stores.
How Do I Know Who Is at Fault?
Proving liability is the heart of every personal injury case. The only way you will win your case is if you can prove that Target is responsible for your injury. Target is required to keep their store safe for customers. This also includes checking frequently for potential dangers and investigating any possible issues. If there is a problem the management cannot fix immediately, the law requires Target to put up a clear warning sign that will keep customers from the area.
The law also requires Target and stores like to maintain the area outside of the store. So, if you hurt yourself tripping on an uneven sidewalk or a hole in the parking lot, or victim to a heavy product that fell on you from the shelves, it is highly probable that they are liable for your injury.
Timing is also a big factor when deciding liability. Accidents can happen that are not Target’s fault, but the law requires the corporation to repair or clean up any dangerous conditions on their property in a reasonable amount of time. There is no predefined time limit, just what is a reasonable time to repair the condition or post a warning to avoid the area.
After the Injury at Target
After you get hurt, the first thing you should do is report the incident to the store itself, describing how it happened and the extent of your injuries. Then you want to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you significantly injured yourself because of Target’s negligence, you will need medical proof in the form of a medical exam done as soon as possible after the accident. If you plan to file a personal injury claim against Target, do it as soon as reasonably possible after the accident. Target may request that you see a doctor from their insurance company. If you do, make sure you also see your own doctor, so you can get a complete and unbiased report of your injuries and the possible cause.
Target Accident Law Firm
Big corporations often have expansive, experienced, and aggressive legal teams. If you or a loved one suffered due to Target’s negligence, you need a law firm that is willing to fight fearlessly for you. Contact Estey & Bomberger, LLP in San Diego today! (619) 295-0035