When you go to the mall you expect to do some shopping and perhaps get something to eat. You don’t expect to be injured. Malls have the legal obligation to provide their clients with a safe place to conduct business. If you were injured because of the mall’s negligent actions (or inactions) you may be entitled to recover for your injuries.
A business has a duty to prevent reasonably foreseeable injuries. While nobody can anticipate every source of danger, a business should take steps to evaluate its property and ensure that the obvious sources of danger have been removed. For example, if a light that is supposed to illuminate a dark stairwell fails and the business fails to replace it, the business may be responsible when someone stumbles in the dark and suffers an injury.
Further, malls are expected to act responsibly in their screening of potential employees. If an employee was negligently hired and you suffer an injury as a result of that employee’s reasonably foreseeable negligence, that negligence could be imputed to the employer—the mall. Likewise, if an employee has not received the training that he or she needs to safely perform his or her job and you are injured as a result the mall could be responsible for your injury.
Contact us today to discuss your case. We have experienced premises accidents attorneys who can confidently assess your situation and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.