Orlando Shopping Mall Accident Lawyers for British Tourists
Orlando is a popular holiday destination for people from Great Britain. British tourists are often drawn to Orlando for holiday because of the world-famous amusement parks; however, those same tourists frequently visit the city’s numerous shopping and outlet malls while visiting. Unfortunately, accidents can – and do – happen at shopping malls. The need to navigate both an unfamiliar healthcare system and an unfamiliar legal system can be overwhelming for a British tourist who was injured in a shopping mall accident while on holiday in Orlando..
If you or a family member were injured at a shopping mall while on holiday in Orlando, you may be struggling to find medical care for your injuries while also trying to figure out who is responsible for compensating you for those injuries. The Orlando shopping mall accident lawyers for British tourists at Bailey Fisher understand the difficult position you are in and the challenges you are facing. Our experienced and resourceful attorneys can identify the party or parties legally responsible for your injuries and pursue the maximum compensation available for the physical injuries, financial hardship, and emotional trauma you have experienced. Contact the team at Bailey Fisher today by calling 407-628-2929 or submit our online form to find out how we can help you.
What Type of Accidents Might Occur in a Shopping Mall?
Visitors to Orlando may initially come because of amusement parks, sporting venues, or conference facilities, but they often take advantage of the amazing shopping opportunities throughout the city as well. Whether they are looking for the latest designer brands at an upscale mall or browsing the outlet malls for hard-to-find bargains, British visitors to Orlando rarely miss the chance to shop while on holiday. Although people do not typically think of shopping malls as being particularly dangerous, the reality is that a variety of different types of injury accidents can occur at shopping malls, such as:
- Slips, trips, and falls. Floors that are wet, uneven, or poorly maintained can cause shoppers to trip and fall. The same is true for wrinkled carpeting or floor mats. Merchandise or boxes in the aisles also pose a tripping hazard to customers, while merchandise stacked on shelves can cause shoppers to be injured if the boxes fall from the displays.
- Physical or sexual assault. When a bathroom, parking garage, or parking lot has inadequate lighting or is not properly secure, shoppers are at increased risk for physical and/or sexual assault.
- Trampling. Many stores have events such as Black Friday or sale events that attract hundreds, even thousands, of shoppers. If not properly managed, these sale events can result in shoppers being trampled.
- Escalator and elevator accidents. When an escalator or elevator is not routinely inspected and maintained, it can lead to malfunctions that may cause shoppers to be injured.
- Food poisoning or burns. Most shopping malls include restaurants or food stands for hungry shoppers. If food is not prepared correctly or is served too hot, shoppers can become ill or suffer burn injuries.
- Theft. Out-of-town visitors are often targeted by thieves because they are seen as easy prey. Knowing this, shopping malls should provide adequate security to decrease the likelihood of shoppers suffering injuries in a robbery or theft.
Who Is Liable for Injuries in an Orlando Shopping Mall Accident?
While some accidents are true accidents and are unavoidable, many are actually the result of negligence on the part of another party. In the case of an Orlando shopping mall accident, the owner or occupier of the property may be held legally liable for injuries sustained by a customer if that party’s negligence caused or contributed to those injuries.
The area of the law that holds an owner or occupier of property responsible for injuries that occur on the property is known as “premises liability.” In the State of Florida, the category of the visitor to the property dictates the duty of care owed to the visitor. Shoppers at a shopping mall would be categorized as “public invitees,” affording them a duty of reasonable care under the law, because the owner/occupier stands to gain financially from the visitor’s presence on the property. That duty of care holds that an owner or occupier of a property may be held responsible for injuries that occur because of known hazardous conditions as well as hazardous conditions that the owner should have known about or should have reasonably anticipated and repaired, corrected, or guarded against.
Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Orlando Shopping Mall Accident Injuries?
The victim of an Orlando shopping mall accident may suffer physical injuries and emotional trauma. When the victim is a British tourist, the financial impact of an accident that happens thousands of miles away from home can be devastating. The prospect of trying to navigate the American legal system to hold the at-fault party (or parties) accountable and obtain compensation for your injuries can seem impossible to accomplish on your own. Fortunately, you do not have to go it alone.
At Bailey Fisher, the Orlando shopping mall accident lawyers for British tourists are committed to helping victims just like you. Let us put our experience, dedication, and resources to work for you, pursuing compensation for your medical bills, emotional trauma, travel expenses, and lost income. If you lost a family member in an Orlando shopping mall accident, you may also be entitled to pursue compensation through a Florida wrongful death lawsuit.
Orlando Shopping Mall Accident Lawyers for British Tourists Can Help
If you are a British tourist who suffered injuries, or lost a family member, in an Orlando shopping mall accident, help is available. The Orlando shopping mall accident lawyers for British tourists at Bailey Fisher will vigorously investigate and litigate on your behalf to ensure that the party (or parties) responsible for your injuries or loss is held accountable and that you are justly compensated for all your injuries.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando shopping mall accident lawyers for British tourists attorneys will evaluate your case for free and advise you on the next steps.