Orlando Lawyers for British Tourists Injured in Retail Shops
With world-famous amusement parks, five-star hotels, and a seemingly endless number of retail stores, Orlando is a popular vacation destination for British tourists. While shopping at the area’s numerous retail shops, tourists expect the premises to be safe. Sometimes, however, a British tourist is injured in a retail shop accident and may suffer significant psychological trauma and physical injuries.
At Bailey Fisher, we understand how frightening it can be to be injured while abroad. Along with ensuring that your physical injuries are diagnosed and treated, you may also be forced to navigate a complex legal system with which you are not familiar if you believe that the retail shop was responsible for your injuries.
If you are a British tourist on holiday in Orlando and you were injured at a retail shop, the personal injury lawyers of Bailey Fisher are committed to holding the responsible party (or parties) accountable and ensuring that you are compensated in full for your emotional and physical injuries. We are experienced at working with clients from the UK and want to help you prevail in your legal action in the U.S.
Types of Retail Shop Accidents
Orlando is known for both the wealth and variety of shopping experiences the city offers to residents and visitors. The city boasts several large indoor malls, an enormous outdoor outlet mall, and thousands of one-of-a-kind boutiques. Whileon holiday, you undoubtedly want to take advantage of the shopping opportunities in Orlando.
While shopping, you should not need to consider your safety; however, the reality is that customers in retail shops can be involved in serious accidents. Among the many reasons why a retail shop accident might occur are:
- Failure to maintain the property. A retail shop must be maintained and any potentially hazardous conditions fixed on a regular basis. When a shop owner fails to keep up with basic maintenance, accidents can happen.
- Slips, trips, and falls. Boxes stacked on shelves, displays impinging on aisles, and liquids spilled and allowed to remain on the floor are all common reasons why a shopper might slip, trip, or fall while visiting a retail shop.
- Subpar construction practices. The rush to get a shop opened and making a profit can cause some shop owners to use subpar construction materials or practices. That, in turn, can lead to serious injuries to anyone visiting the store.
- Inadequate lighting. When a store fails to employ adequate lighting inside the shop or in the parking area it can make the premises difficult to navigate when the sun goes down, leading to injury accidents.
- Lack of security. Unfortunately, tourists may suffer a physical or sexual assault when a retail store fails to provide adequate security in and around the premises.
When Is a Retail Shop Liable for Injuries Suffered by a Shopper?
Some accidents are truly that — an unavoidable accident. Sometimes, however, a property owner or occupier (someone leasing property) is legally liable for injuries suffered in an “accident.” Premises liability is the area of the law that attempts to prevent harm to visitors by imposing a duty on property owners/occupiers to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition.
As a British tourist shopping in a retail shop, you would be classified as an “invitee” for the purpose of determining the exact type of degree of duty owed to you by the property owner. As an invitee, a property owner owes you a duty to keep the property in a safe condition, make repairs in a timely fashion, and provide notice of any known dangers on the premises. Moreover, a retail shop owner can be held liable for injuries suffered because of dangerous conditions that the owner was unaware of but that they should have known about or uncovered.
Compensation for British Tourists Injured in an Orlando Retail Shop Accident
If a retail shop owner or occupier’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused or substantially contributed to causing your injuries, they may be liable for economic and non-economic damages related to those injuries. Economic damages are direct expenses such as lost wages, hospital and doctor bills, and the cost to replace or repair damaged property. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate an injured victim for the emotional trauma, permanent injury or disability, disfigurement, and blindness as well as the loss of a limb, paralysis, trauma, and pain and suffering.
The experienced retail shop accident attorneys at Bailey Fisher will assess your case and make sure you get all of the compensation to which you are entitled under Florida law. We are committed to aggressively pursuing justice for you and your family.
Experienced Legal Help for British Tourists Injured in Orlando Retail Shop Accidents
Travel companies and their agents trust us to help their clients who have been injured while on holiday in Orlando, and you too can trust the attorneys at Bailey Fisher to help you achieve justice and get the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let us put our extensive experience and unwavering dedication to work helping you. We will make sure that the responsible party (or parties) is held accountable and that you are compensated for all your physical and emotional injuries.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today for a free consultation. One of our experienced Orlando retail shop accident lawyers will listen closely to what happened and advise you on your best course of action. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve.