Can I Sue A Store If I Have An Accident While Shopping There?

Can I Sue A Store If I Have An Accident While Shopping There?

Accidents can happen anywhere, and sometimes they occur when we’re least expecting them, especially when we’re out and in public places, such as stores. If you’ve been injured while shopping in a store, you may wonder if it’s possible to sue the business. Fortunately, we got you covered!

This blog post will discuss the different types of claims that stores can be sued for and whether or not a slip & fall claim is necessary. We’ll also explore some solutions granted for a fall-in-store lawsuit. Read on!

Different Types Of Claims Stores Can Be Sued For

Premise Liability

Personal injury claims on another person’s property are premises liability cases. Common accidents include slips and falls, trips, or being injured by something inside the store, like a grocery aisle collapse or a broken escalator step.


While slipping and falling in a retail store can be unexpected and embarrassing, it can also lead to serious injuries. If you get injured by slipping on something inside the store, and there wasn’t a (warning sign), you could sue the business for negligence.


People often think that only the merchandise in retail stores is at risk of being stolen; however, theft of customers’ belongings and even customer injury due to lax security are also common. 

How To Prove You Have The Right To Sue

To win a slip and fall lawsuit against a store, you must prove that the business was negligent in allowing you to get injured. To do this, provide evidence that proves one or more of the following:

  1. The retail establishment knew about the dangerous condition but failed to correct it before your accident occurred.
  2. Business employees were aware of the slippery floor or other hazards but did not warn you about it.
  3. The business created the hazardous condition – for example, a spilled liquid on the floor that had been there for hours without being cleaned up.

Possible Solutions Granted For A Retail Store Lawsuit

There are a few possible solutions granted for a retail store lawsuit. These include:

Filing A Court Case Against The Business

If the store is careless and negligent, they may be required to compensate you for your medical expenses.

Negotiating A Settlement

Some businesses may be willing to negotiate a settlement with you instead of going to court, speeding up the legal process and getting you compensation for your injuries sooner.

Contact A Personal Retail Store Attorney

Whether you decide to sue or negotiate a settlement, it’s important to work with a qualified and experienced retail store accident attorney.

What Can You Expect From A Store Lawsuit

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be able to collect different forms of compensation from a store lawsuit. In some cases, you may collect the following:

Lost wages & Income

If the injury was severe enough to prevent you from going to work or performing any other tasks that require physical activity, you might be eligible for compensation for your lost wages.

Medical Expenses &  Treatment Costs

If you injure the required medical treatment, you may be able to collect compensation for the costs of those medical services.

Pain & Suffering

If your injuries made it difficult or impossible for you to enjoy some parts of life, like going on vacation or participating in recreational activities, you might be entitled to damages for pain and suffering.

Compensation For Losses

Whether you decide to sue or negotiate a settlement, having the help and guidance of an experienced retail store accident attorney can ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries. 

Find The Right Attorney For Your Retail Store Injury Case

You deserve the best legal help possible if you’ve been hurt while shopping at a retail store. The Hashem Law Firm can provide high-quality, experienced legal assistance to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. GBP We’re proud to offer our professional services in Monticello, AR, but we also serve clients throughout the country.