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Shopping Mall Slip and Falls Are a Common Occurrence

Slip and falls are consistently the primary cause of injuries, accounting for more than a million annually in America. The elderly are even more prone to slip and falls; the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention indicates that one in every three adults, age 65 and older fall each year. Slip and falls are common in shopping malls — the slick surface of shopping mall floors, the typical distractions in malls and the number of people walking can all contribute to slips and falls.

When we walk in public places, we deserve to be advised of hazards we might encounter. In some instances, the lighting in a shopping mall could disguise a hazardous condition; any changes in walking surfaces must be visible to the walker in the shopping mall. Should a pedestrian fall and strike a hard flooring surface with a fleshy part of the body, the injuries may not be particularly severe. But when bones or the skull connect with a hard shopping mall floor, the resulting injuries can be grave.

There are several questions you will need to consider if you have been the victim of a slip and fall in a Hawaii  shopping mall:

  • If a spill caused your fall, was it there long enough for the property owner to have knowledge of it?
  • Does a standard cleaning and maintenance schedule exist?
  • Was your fall caused by poor lighting?
  • Were you paying attention at the time you fell?
  • Would a reasonable person have been able to avoid the fall?

Following a slip and fall at a mall — or anywhere else — it’s important that you call for medical help, report the accident to the store manager, collect the names and addresses of any potential witnesses and, if you are able, take photographs which show the area you fell as well as any conditions which may have contributed to your fall. Then you should call the attorneys at Shim & Chang who are experienced in all manners of slip, trip and fall accidents.

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