Q: Who can sue for injuries or fatalities suffered on mall property?
Whether you’re there to window shop or need to pick up a particular item, a trip to the local mall can sometimes deliver more than you ever bargained for.
In a horrible tragedy, a toddler girl was reportedly killed when “a movable wall structure” that was approximately 8 feet tall and weighed 75 to 100 pounds allegedly fell and struck the child, trapping her underneath in one of the clothing stores at the mall. She reportedly was knocked unconscious by the blow and died from the head injuries sustained. The child was there with her grandmother, aunt and four other children in the family at the time, but it wasn’t clear how the structure fell, according to reports.
A personal injury lawsuit may be appropriate when someone is injured as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity. Compensatory damages may include such things as current and anticipated future medical costs, current and anticipated lost earnings, pain and suffering and more.
If the injury causes the victim’s death, their closest surviving relatives may be entitled to damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death suits are very complex in terms of who has legal standing to sue and for what types of damages, so contacting a skilled attorney as soon as possible is advisable.
The doctrine of premises liability requires all property owners to maintain their commercial or residential property so that it is a safe environment for people who come upon the property. If someone slips, falls, or is otherwise injured on property that wasn’t properly maintained or did not have warnings posted about possible hazards, the property owner and/or manager could be held accountable for damages in a lawsuit. Damages vary substantially depending on each particular situation.
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