Shopping can be dangerous to more things that just your bank account and there is no day more dangerous than Black Friday. The combination of crowds, sales and limited supplies can lead to some major accidents and injuries.
Can you sue for a Black Friday injury? It depends on the details of your injuries but there are always a lot lawsuits that come out of this peak shopping day. Here's a look at where some of the most common Black Friday injuries:
- Parking Lot Accidents: It all starts in the parking lot. Super crowded with more attention on getting from one sale to the next, drivers are simply not paying enough attention to the cars and people around them and then ends with fender benders and pedestrian accidents.
- Slip and Falls: Stores are constantly overwhelmed by the huge influx of people as soon as they open their doors and the frenzy combined with limited staffing makes it really difficult for stores to keep up with their duty to properly maintain the safety of their store. Slips and falls on liquids, products in the aisle and other issues are common on the day after Thanksgiving and something that a store is very likely responsible for.
- Sale stampedes and other fights: WalMart, Best Buy and other major retailers often see eager shoppers banging on their doors to open at the early morning hours followed by a stampede of people that can result in people being trampled over, black eyes and broken bones. While many stores have made adjustments to help limit these sometimes major injuries, it is still the most common injury scenario to come out of Black Friday and one you should be aware of.
Want to know if you have a case? Just call us and we will talk about your situation, the potential avenues for recovery and much more. At Walch Law, we are here to help you. Injuries are not just painful, they can also be very expensive and if you were injured because of the actions of someone or something else, this isn't a financial burden you should bear on your own. We can help- give us a call today.