When you go shopping for holidays gifts, you are probably not worried about getting injured. However, aggressive shoppers could actually injure you. Thousands of shoppers get injured each year. What if it happens to you? Below are some tips that will help you build a personal injury case.
Seek Medical Attention
If you get injured at a retail store or shopping center, seek medical attention immediately. It is important that they diagnose and treat your injuries in a timely manner. Your medical records can serve as evidence in your personal injury claim.
Stores are very crowded during the holiday season. Therefore, it is likely that there were other people who witnessed you get hurt. It is important to get their contact information. That way, they can testify on your behalf.
Get the Surveillance Video Tape
If possible, ask the store for video footage. You will be able to prove exactly what happened. After all, it is hard to deny visual proof!
File Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations
When it comes to any type of personal injury, time is of the essence. It is imperative that you file your claim within the statute of limitations. If you fail to do so, your claim could be obsolete.
Levine and Wiss wish everyone a safe holiday season. In the event that you or a loved one suffers an injury during this time, contact us. Our experienced attorneys will work to provide you with the compensation you deserve.