Department Store Accidents in New York City | What You Should Know

There are few things worse than going to Macy’s or another department store to pick out a new pair of shoes, a new shirt, or otherwise, only to find yourself seriously injured due to no fault of your own. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may think, and our firm is here to help if this has happened to you. Please continue reading and speak with our NYC personal injury attorney to learn more about department store accidents and how we can assist you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What causes department store accidents?

Department store accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons, though unfortunately, they are generally the result of negligence on the part of the department store ownership/staff. Some of the most common types of department store ownership/staff negligence include leaving spills in aisles or restrooms, poorly placing floor mats, or negligently placing merchandise on shelves, allowing it to fall on, and injure, unsuspecting customers. However, in other cases, there may be other parties responsible, since department stores offer such a wide array of goods and services.

How do I know if I can sue after being injured in a department store accident?

If you are injured in a department store accident, you will have to hire an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party. If our firm determines that the department store staff/management knew about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it timely, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. However, if we determine that you were injured for another reason, such as due to a malfunctioning elevator or escalator due to that piece of machinery being negligently designed/produced, there is a very good chance we will instead file a product liability claim on your behalf.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in NYC?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims, as well as product liability claims in NYC, is, generally, three years, meaning that you will, generally have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm can begin the claims process today–all you have to do is ask.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.