Boston Shopping Mall Premises Liability Attorney
Shopping malls are one of the most common places for people to shop, and every day thousands of people spend time in shopping malls as customers. Shopping mall owners and those who lease the shops within a mall have a duty to keep the premises safe from hazards, and when they fail to do so a customer can get seriously hurt. At The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. in Boston, our Boston shopping mall premises liability attorneys are prepared to represent you in an injury case. To learn more, call or contact our office now.
Duty of Care Owed to Visitors
Under Massachusetts premises liability law, different duties of care are required for different types of visitors to a property. Guests who are on the premises for the economic benefit of the property owner, such as customers at a shopping mall, are owed the highest duty of care. Property owners and occupiers have a duty to regularly inspect their premises, repair any hazards on the property, and warn visitors of any dangers that they know or should have known about.
Common Shopping Mall Premises Liability Cases
There are many different ways that a premises liability accident can occur in a shopping mall. Not only are there usually multiple shops within the building, but shopping malls also must take care of the common areas, as well, like walkways, stairs, escalators, elevators, and seating areas. Shopping malls often have food courts and standalone shops in walkways that must also be maintained properly. Some of the most common premises liability claims that arise in shopping malls include the following:
- Slip and falls,
- Trip and falls,
- Elevator and escalator accidents,
- Hazardous stairwell accidents,
- Inadequate security,
- Negligent security,
- Attractive nuisance claims,
- Falling objects, and more.
Compensation for a Shopping Mall Accident
The injuries sustained in a shopping mall accident can be serious, and victims of a premises liability claim deserve to be fully compensated for their injuries. An experienced premises liability lawyer can ensure that you collect complete damages for all economic and noneconomic harm suffered as a result of an accident in a shopping mall. Economic damages cover all present and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate for any pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. If you are interested in learning more about what your case might be worth, talk to our office today.
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Customers assume that when they walk into a shopping mall they will have an enjoyable, fun, and safe experience. When property owners fail to provide that type of experience, they must be held accountable for their negligence, and the knowledgeable premises liability lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve after a shopping mall accident. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case.