It is not uncommon for people to beinjured in large stores like Target. Spills in the aisles are common, and if a person falls because of a slippery floor, it ispossible that the retailer is liable to that person for damages.
Of course, Target is not ready to pay out money to every person who says that they hurt themselves in the store. It is important to know how to go about building a case against a major store like Target.
One of the most important things to keep in mind isthat a case is built on evidence. Gathering documentation of what transpired is crucial to creating a valid legal claim. In cases of severe injuries, it is important to get to the nearest emergency room for treatment. If rushing to the hospital is not necessary, take a minute to get photographs of the scene, especially anything that could have contributed to the incident.
Be sure to report the accident to the store so that they have a record that something occurred. Do not apologize to anyone at the store. Many of us naturally take on blame when we are hurt because we are embarrassed. Refrain from apologizing for not being careful, or for being a clumsy person.
Get information from any witnesses who saw you fall or who saw the conditions that led to your accident. It is best to avoid panicking. Stay calm and do not talk too much. The store will want to avoid paying out money based on your claim. If you say something that they can use against you later, they will likely use it against you later.
An attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid claimagainst the store and will help you work to obtain the compensation that you are legally entitled to receive as a result of your injuries.
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