November has officially begun, and while many are putting away their Halloween costumes and breaking into their Christmas decorations, there is still a significant day standing between us and the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Thanksgiving: Black Friday. Black Friday is by far the biggest shopping day on the calendar when thousands of stores offer incredible deals to encourage customers to accomplish all of their Christmas shopping in one big sweep.
While there are many good things to say about Black Friday, there are also some concerns that come with the day. Many people are rightfully concerned about their well-being and their loved ones, as the clamor to reach certain stores first can cause shoppers to do strange or reckless things. It is not uncommon to hear news stories in the days after Black Friday of shoppers being hospitalized after falling and being trampled by a herd of shoppers. In some severe cases, these incidents can be fatal.
There are a few different legal concerns that may need to be addressed in the event of such accidents. Depending on how the accident occurred, multiple parties may be at fault, or no party may be at fault. For example, if you simply lose your footing and slip, you may have a hard time recovering compensation for your injuries. However, if you slip on a puddle of water that was not cleaned up by the store’s staff members, you could sue the store for not removing the dangerous condition.
Additionally, if you were tripped by another shopper, either by accident or malice, you could be entitled to compensation at that shopper’s expense. It may sound unbelievable, but when it comes to Black Friday, some shoppers are not above roughhousing others in order to get their hands on the deals before others. If you happen to suffer any injuries while shopping, or if someone you know suffers such injuries, visit our webpage to learn how you could recover compensation for your injuries.