In a tragic accident, a 2-year-old girl is dead after succumbing to injuries from a fallen mirror at a Georgia Payless ShoeSource. Sources say a large mirror fell on top of the toddler, causing internal bleeding and lacerations. While the discount shoe store is working with authorities to assess how and why this accident occurred, one thing is for sure – a heartbroken family has lost their little girl.
When patrons visit a store, entertainment venue, or other public commercial property, they are considered invitees under Florida premises liability law. Property owners have the responsibility to keep these guests safe while on the premises, and that duty extends to the on-site managers. Hazards such as standing water, wet floors, objects on the floor or footpath, as well as unsecured hanging wall items must be addressed timely and properly to avoid and diminish accidents. When a property manager or owner is found to have known of such hazards and failed to address or fix the problem, their negligence is cause to file a premises liability claim.
Filing a Premises Liability Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured on a property, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Only an experienced attorney can assess and recommend the right legal action to take following such an accident. The attorneys at Schiller, Kessler & Gomez have settled and litigated premises liability cases, recovering much-needed compensation for our clients. Give us a call at (800) 350-FIRM for a free consultation or contact us online to reach our offices.