There’s nothing quite like spending a day out at a shopping centre. Having the opportunity to enjoy visiting a few shops and checking out some of the new deals on offer is great for many of us – some good retail therapy. It would be surprising therefore to end up suffering an accident on your day out. While the majority of us will return home safely, a small minority might potentially come across hazards. Some might lead to them falling down shopping centre stairs.
An accident like this might simply shake you up but it can potentially lead to some more serious injuries as well. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of advisors who have spoken with all manner of people who have incurred injuries of some kind because they have experienced such a fall.
How might such falls happen?
For the most part stairs in shopping centres are perfectly safe to use. However, there could be the potential for hazards to occur. For example a spillage might occur that is not swiftly cleaned up. In other cases stairs might not be in good condition and may be slippery or potentially crumbling if they are particularly old. Falling down shopping centre stairs is therefore, potentially possible if they are hazardous in some way.
This type of fall can be potentially dangerous depending on how far down the stairs a person falls and how they fall. As such anything from bruises to broken bones could happen depending on the situation. However, if it can be proven that the stairs were in poor condition in some way or had been neglected, there is a chance you could claim compensation.
Where is the evidence?
As you can imagine, evidence of negligence would be required in order to make a successful claim. There are instances where people have fallen down stairs because they weren’t looking where they were going, they were rushing or perhaps tripped over their own shoelaces. We’ve all done embarrassing things like this.
Accident Advice Helpline is on hand to determine whether your accident was someone else’s fault. By calling us on our free 24/7 enquiry line you can find out whether you have evidence of negligence to back up any claim you might be able to make. One fast call to 0800 689 0500 is all that is required. Why not make that call now?
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown