Chicago Shopping Mall Injury Lawyer

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Attorneys Assisting With Injuries at Stores and Restaurants in Chicago, IL

Going to the store to pick up some groceries, buy some clothes, or stock up on household items is part of most people's daily lives. In addition, eating out at restaurants on a daily or weekly basis is the norm for many people. Shopping malls and restaurants provide convenience for consumers. However, shoppers and diners can experience serious injuries at any of these locations, and when this happens, they should be sure to understand their legal options for receiving compensation from those who were responsible.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys understand the legal issues involved in premises liability cases, and we work to ensure that customers who have been injured because of the negligence of a store owner, restaurant manager, or shopping mall worker receive full and fair compensation for their damages. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve justice and to enhancing safety in these public places.

Injuries in Malls, Stores, and Restaurants

With so many people entering and exiting a shopping mall, store, or restaurant, as well as large numbers of employees, the potential for injuries is high. There are many situations in which the negligence of an owner, manager, or employee can harm customers, including:

  • Wet or slippery floors - If floors are slick due to rainy or snowy weather, or because of spilled food and drinks, these hazards should be corrected promptly, or warnings should be provided to customers. Slip and fall injuries can occur in these situations, and an owner or operator may be held liable if they failed to address the issue.
  • Dangerous parking lots or garages - Potholes, uneven pavement, broken sidewalks, and inadequate lighting can all create tripping hazards for customers that lead to fall injuries such as broken bones or sprained joints. Failure to correct these hazards may be considered negligence on the part of mall or store owners.
  • Damaged stairs or rails - Unsafe stairwells or broken handrails can result in a customer falling to a lower level, which can cause serious injuries such as broken bones and brain injuries.
  • Escalator or elevator malfunctions - If equipment is not properly maintained, customers may experience injuries to their hands or feet while riding an escalator, and a falling elevator can cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Manufacturers of defective parts may be held liable for injuries which occurred because of malfunctions.
  • Inadequate security - Owners are required to protect customers' safety, and they may be liable for injuries which occurred because they did not provide the proper security inside or outside their establishment.
  • Food poisoning - Customers can contract serious illnesses if the proper safety precautions are not taken when food is being prepared in a restaurant.
  • Falling merchandise - Items which fall from store shelves can cause traumatic brain injuries or other damages. This can be especially dangerous in warehouse stores where large, heavy items are stored on high shelves.
  • Overcrowding - On days when major sales take place, such as Black Friday, the large number of customers attempting to enter a store or mall can result in trampling or other injuries.

Contact Our Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys

Injuries experienced at a mall, store, or restaurant can involve a variety of complex legal issues, including multiple parties who may be liable. At TKK, we will work with you to help you receive the compensation that fully addresses your damages. Contact us today by calling 312-605-8800 to arrange a free consultation.

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