Lawyer for a Slip and Fall at Macy’s
From housewares to home decor, cosmetics, gifts, and jewelry, to apparel, shoes, and activewear, Macy’s offers a little something for everyone. One thing that Macy’s shoppers are not counting on as part of their retail experience, however, is an injury incurred as the result of an unmitigated property hazard.
Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility that store employees have to protect customers from such hazards by performing regular inspections of the property and promptly remedying hazards they find. If they cannot promptly mitigate the hazards, the store’s workers must place prominent warning signs and other protections, such as barriers near the hazard, to warn guests of its presence.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability matter to result in a compensation claim. Those injured in slip and fall accidents at Macy’s can use the personal injury claims process to seek compensation. An experienced slip-and-fall lawyer from The Levin Firm can assist you with your claim. Our legal team has only one goal: to ensure you receive full compensation for the harm you have incurred due to negligence on the part of store employees.
Macy’s is a high-end retailer offering a wide range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for women, men, and children, cosmetics, home furnishing, and other goods. The company began in 1858 as a dry goods store in New York City. The company currently has 725 stores, employing around 90,000 people, reporting an annual profit of around $616 million.
Hazards at Macy’s that Can Result in Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident occurs when an individual slips or trips and falls over a property hazard, resulting in injury.
Many different areas in Macy’s can feature hazards that result in slip and fall accidents, including:
- Damaged pavement in the store’s entrance or exit.
- Potholes in the Macy’s parking lot.
- Water on the floor in store bathrooms.
- Worn or torn flooring material or loose carpets in dressing rooms.
- Displays and merchandise in walkways.
- Poor lighting in dressing rooms or other areas of the store, including areas where there are stairs.
The Type of Injuries that Occur in Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents combine two dangerous incidents—slips, which can result in soft tissue injuries due to a sudden shift in the body’s weight, and falls, which can result in bone fractures, spinal damage, and potentially catastrophic brain injuries.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, falls are of particular concern to the elderly, who experience declines in vision and strength as they age. Those over 65 are at high risk of hip fractures in falls, which can lead to loss of independence or even death. Bone fractures also often appear in the wrists and arms after a slip and fall accident due to the body’s instinctive reaction of stretching out the arms to catch oneself.
Slip and Fall Accident at Macy’s? We Can Help
After in a slip and fall accident at Macy’s, we don’t need to tell you how painful or frustrating your injuries are. We can tell you there is a process for seeking compensation, and an attorney can play an important role in helping you succeed in that process.