Each year the holiday season brings huge crowds to Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman, Green Acres, and the many other shopping malls around Long Island, and with that comes a sharp rise in slip and fall accidents and injuries. The combination of larger crowds, gimmick sales, special midnight openings, added displays, increased inventory that may block aisles and passageways, improperly stocked shelves and overstocked shelves has brought more and more clients to our offices each year.
Sometimes people get hurt due to their own negligence, such as not looking where they are going, but many times a store may be to blame for an accident. When a store doesn't take the necessary precautions to keep its shoppers safe-such as proper security and lighting, cleared aisles and passageways, properly working doors and escalators and safe store displays-they may be held liable for injuries that result. In one of the most well-known Black Friday cases, the family of a Long Island Walmart security guard sued the store after he was trampled to death as shoppers stormed the store.
If you were injured in a shopping mall, a Long Island slip and fall lawyer can explain your rights and determine the best legal strategy to help you collect the compensation you deserve. It is important to find a good, experienced Long Island accident attorney who has experience with the local court system and is familiar with the different stores and malls in the area. The lawyers at Goldstein and Bashner have been handling slip and fall cases here on Long Island for more than 20 years. If you think you may have a case, contact our offices and one of our experienced lawyers will sit down with you for a free consultation. We will discuss your case, answer all your questions and let you know what you can expect for the legal process.