I was injured at a New York City Mall. What should I do?
There are numerous malls around all five boroughs of New York City, including Atlantic Terminal, Chelsea Market, Fulton Mall, Queens Center, Manhattan Mall, Kings Plaza and Hylan Plaza. If you are injured while shopping at one of these malls in any way that is not your fault—such as tripping on a broken tile, slipping on a broken escalator, getting hit by a falling sign—you may have a case.
Our lawyers can help you determine if you have a case. The three basic questions to ask are:
- Did the owner know about the dangerous condition that caused your accident and fail to fix it? For example, are there witnesses or pictures that show the hazard has been there for weeks and never repaired? Were there others injured from the same hazard?
- Should the owners have known about the hazard? The owners might say they didn’t know about a cracked tile in the center of the store, but if it is very obvious then it can be considered something they should have known about. Is there a puddle that has been there for weeks due to a broken pipe that was left unrepaired? Was an escalator never maintained?
- Did the business itself create the hazard or dangerous condition? Did a faulty or improperly set up display cause the accident? Did an employee drop or spill something that caused the accident?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, than you may have a case against the mall’s owner. Sometimes there might be another party at fault as well, such as a contractor doing business in the mall, a store owner that rents space, or a security firm that doesn’t properly protect customers..
What Should You Do if You Were Injured at the Mall?
The best way to determine if you have a case is to give our New York City mall accident lawyers a call and we can discuss your specific incident. We can talk to you over the phone or schedule a free office consultation. There is no charge or obligation. We only get paid after we get you a settlement or verdict.