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Slip and Fall in Dillard’s

dillards storefront Dillard’s is unarguably one of the best places to shop for a variety of products like clothes and home goods. The company, which was started in 1938, now operates approximately 292 department stores across 29 states in the US. Texas and Florida remain the states with the highest number of Dillard’s stores with 57 and 42 stores respectively. The company has about 39,000 employees and total assets in excess of USD 3 Billion.

If you shop at Dillard’s, you will definitely appreciate the way the stores are run. The premises are also well-kept and generally safe. This, however, does not mean that the chances of accidents are non-existent in Dillard’s. Just like in all business premises, there is a real possibility that you can slip and fall in Dillard’s stores. What happens when you slip and fall in Dillard’s? There is a great chance that you will sustain some injury. It is your right to seek compensation and this is where a personal injury lawyer can help.

 Possible Reasons for Slip and Fall Accidents in Dillard’s

As suggested earlier, Dillard’s department stores are relatively safe. Accidents happen, nevertheless, and it is important to understand some of their possible causes. Some of the possible causes of slip and fall accidents and personal injuries in Dillard’s include:

  • Wet areas of flooring due to liquid spills that are not cleaned in time
  • Rugs and carpeting that are not properly folded
  • Cracked or broken area of flooring
  • Insufficient lighting in some areas of the stores
  • Aisle obstruction
  • Merchandise falling from shelves etc.

Generally, slip and fall happens as a result of negligence on the part of the store management or the customer. When the store is at fault, the customer has the right to sue for premises liability.


What You Need To Know About Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents are among the commonest situations that lead to premises liability lawsuits. The lawsuits hold a property owner responsible for any damages arising out of an injury on that person or entity's property. In the case of slip and fall in Dillard's, the lawsuit will hold Dillard's responsible for any loss incurred by the individual involved in the accident.

While your slip and fall accident in Dillard’s may not lead up to a lawsuit, it is still important that you understand the conditions attached to premises liability. The status of the person visiting the property matters a lot. Generally, individuals in any property are classified as invitees, licensees, or trespassers. As a customer of Dillard’s, you are an invitee to their premises. The highest duty of care is owed to the invitee and the licensee. A trespasser (an individual who has no right to be on the premises) doesn’t get compensated for any injury.

Besides the status of the person involved in a slip and fall accident, the state of the property and the owner’s and visitor’s actions are also considered. The foreseeability of the injury and the reasonableness of the owner is also considered. Overall, property owners have a duty of care and invitees must be compensated when they suffer injuries within the premises.


Will You Get Compensation for A Slip and Fall in Dillard’s?

Ideally, you should be fully compensated for a slip and fall accident and personal injury in any Dillard’s stores. This is because you have a right to legal protection in stores. This doesn’t apply only when you are a customer. Customers are classified as invitees in a retail store and all invitees are entitled to safety from undue harm while on the store.

You should get compensated for a personal injury in Dillard's whether you spent money or not when the injury occurred. Whether you are there to buy, browse, to return an item, or even to speak with the manager or apply for a job, you have the right to legal protection. On their part, the retail store has a duty of care. Any negligence on their part can lead to losses on your part and you have the right to sue for damages and get compensations.

What Kind Of Compensations Can You Seek after a Slip and Fall in Dillard’s?

Primarily, slip and fall accidents result in personal injury. There are other kinds of losses you may incur as a result of the accident. You need full compensations for all your losses which can include:

  • Medical expenses (current and future expenses due to personal injury)
  • The cost of ruined clothing and other personal items
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish as a result of the accident
  • Lost wages at work
  • Lost earning potentials

It is important you do not take any form of a settlement from a Dillard's representative or insurance agents before you contact a personal injury lawyer. Accepting such informal compensation will jeopardize your chances of getting the sort of compensation you deserve. In the long run, it may amount to serious loss as other issues can arise months after the incident. It is always better to have an experienced personal injury lawyer as your legal representative before any settlement is discussed. 


How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You after a Slip and Fall Accident

It is highly recommended that you contact a personal injury lawyer when you or any of your loved ones are involved in a slip and fall in Dillard's. The lawyer will help you to prove that the accident caused your injuries and personal losses. There will also be a need to show that Dillard's knew that a hazard existed in their premises, did not do anything meaningful to remove it, and did not warn customers/invitees that the hazard existed. There may be other technicalities involved. Your personal injury lawyer will know how to handle everything and get you the compensation you deserve.

Slip and fall accidents do happen in Dillard’s. When you or your loved one is involved, make sure you get all the compensation you deserve by contacting a reputable personal injury lawyer. 

Choose Us for Your Slip and Fall Injury in Dillard’s

Do you need a qualified attorney to represent you in your slip and fall injury case? Contact us today at The Injury Firm - Galsterer & Abramowitz, P.A. Our knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys will be available to speak with you. We will represent you aggressively in your case and ensure that you get deserved compensation. A wonderful experience awaits you.  Call for a Free Case Evaluation today: 954-951-0000.

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