Many Americans love the holiday season for one and only reason: shopping. Visiting shopping malls and retail establishments all across Los Angeles or another city in California all day long just to find that perfect Christmas present for your sister, brother, mother, father, and uncle (and the shopping list goes on and on) is a very thrilling experience.
While there is no denying that holiday shopping can be exciting, many Americans forget that shopping malls and other retail establishments are full of hazards, and the risk of sustaining an injury while shopping increases tenfold during the festive season.
Regardless of whether you spend 15 hours in a shopping mall or go in for 10 minutes to pick up a few items and go back to your car, you are equally as likely to get injured while shopping (In fact, did you know that being in a hurry increases the risk of a slip and fall accident?).
“As we imagine, you would not want to spend Christmas Eve in a hospital bed, which is why it is paramount that you follow tips to avoid an injury when shopping during the holiday season,” says our premises liability attorney Los Angeles from JML Law.
According to estimations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 250 people get injured at stores per day during the holiday season. There are many causes of injuries at shopping malls and stores during the holidays, including but not limited to:
As you can see, shopping malls and other retail establishments are overrun with hazards and risks during the holiday season.
Our Los Angeles premises liability attorney advises following these safety tips to prevent getting injured at shopping malls or stores during the holiday season.
Our premises liability lawyers in Los Angeles advise you to follow these safety tips to avoid getting injured when shopping during this festive time of year. If you have been injured at a shopping mall or any other retail establishment, consult with our attorneys from JML Law. Call 818-610-8800 for a free case evaluation.