A prominent retail chain turning the spotlight on young adult accessories and clothing, Aeropostale has brick and mortar stores in most cities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition, various global licensing partnerships have allowed Aeropostale to expand internationally as well. These expansions and store openings have allowed Aeropostale to bounce back from a bankruptcy and other financial losses highlighted in a 2016 CNBC article.
The revitalized clothing company continues to attract young shoppers to it’s stores on a regular basis and often has special sales and promotions that increase traffic and retail buzz. Aeropostale’s “innovative and exciting store environment” can feel a bit overwhelming. For older shoppers, the loud music, bright lights and crowded, narrow aisles may prove to be restrictive and in some cases, unsafe.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident at an Aeropostale store, a personal injury attorney with experience in Aeropostale slip and fall accident litigation can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers are skilled professionals dedicated to ensuring you have the resources to make a full recovery. Call Jason Stone Injury Lawyers at (800) 577-5188 for help today.
Slip and Fall Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Slip and fall accidents and injuries can happen to anyone, but older adults fall more frequently than any other age group, and seniors have more serious injuries and long term effects from falling than their younger counterparts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 out of every 4 adults aged 65 and older experience a fall every year. Unfortunately these falls lead to…
- 3 million emergency room visits
- 800,000 hospitalizations
- 27,000 deaths
Older adults and seniors are prone to a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis weakens bones over time, leaving a person more fragile and increases the chance that even a minor fall can have serious repercussions to their health.
A slip and fall accident could leave you or a loved one suffering from the following conditions.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Hip fracture
- Wrist and arm breaks or dislocations
- Severe bruising
- Cuts and lacerations
Victims of slip and fall injuries are often complex and may impact numerous areas of the body. Some injuries require surgery, casting, physical therapy and long-term care. Unfortunately, financial responsibilities and bills don’t stop while you heal. If your injury has caused financial stress and threatened your ability to meet your obligations, an attorney experienced in slip and fall accidents can help you file a claim in a timely manner and get your financial life back on track.
Stores Are Legally Obligated To Provide A Safe Environment
Both large and small businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that their customers are reasonably safe while in and around their business. This requirement includes protection from third party dangers as well as to ensure that their property is free of any hazards or conditions that put their customers at risk of personal injury. If your slip and fall injury was the result of lax safety procedures or policies or negligence from an Aeropostale employee, a lawyer can help you prove your case.
Financial recovery for your injuries will require you to prove that the business owner or liable party failed in their duty to keep you safe. In addition, you must show that the failure was the direct cause of the accident that led to your injuries. Once you have established fault, you can pursue financial recovery under premises liability personal injury law.
Compensation for Injuries Sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident
Compensation amounts for slip and fall injuries vary depending on the specific details of your case. The settlement amount depends on,
- a) How seriously you were hurt
- b) The amount of damage, both physical and financial, that was caused
- c) Available insurance coverage amounts
You may qualify for economic damages regarding your case, including but not limited to:
- Emergency medical care, ambulance and initial hospital and doctor visits and expenses.
- Medical bills related to after care, physical therapy and ongoing recovery.
- Lost wages, if you missed time at work to recover from your accident.
- Loss of earning capacity, if the accident left you unable to return to work. In the event the accident resulted in the death of a financial provider, loss of earning capacity would apply as well.
- Funeral and burial expenses, if a loved one suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.
Some cases of slip and fall injury qualify for non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are sometimes harder to quantify but are no less important and deserve fair compensation. Some non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
An experienced attorney can accurately assess the appropriate settlement amount for your specific case and assist you in seeking compensation.
Evidence That Proves A Slip and Fall Case
Your lawyer can collect information which can help you prove that the company or business is legally liable for your accident and injuries. Some types of evidence your lawyer may gather could include:
- Proof of building code or OSHA violations
- Photographs or videos from the scene of the incident that documents your injuries
- Eyewitness testimony
- Past complaints or reports to management
- Past warnings or citations that the business received.
- Medical records, x-rays, specialist testimony about the extent of your injury
Jason Stone Injury Lawyers can discuss with you the specifics of your case and determine the types of evidence that may help you win. Contact the team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers to set up a free consultation.
A Lawyer Can Negotiate with the Insurance Company On Your Behalf
Most property owners have liability insurance to cover any claims of injury that arise from a slip and fall on their premises. Unfortunately, most insurance companies are looking out for their best interest, which is to pay out as little as possible in personal injury claims. Often the amount offered is far below what your claim is actually worth.
Insurance adjusters are motivated by their bottom line and may have deceitful practices they use to try and take advantage of victims to avoid paying fair compensation for your injuries. Adjustors may try to deny their policyholder’s responsibility for the accident, attempt to blame the victim, or deny the seriousness of your injuries.
An injury attorney with experience in dealing with slip and fall accidents at Aeropostale can shield you from the stress and hassle of insurance company negotiations and protect you from bullying and low-ball offers. It may be preferable to settle out of court, if a fair agreement can be reached, but if not, Jason Stone Injury Lawyers has the resources and willingness to fight for what you deserve in court.
Time Limits Apply To Slip and Fall Injury Clams
Every state has its own time limit for filing personal injury cases. This time limit is called the Statute of Limitations. Failure to adhere to these time limits can restrict or eliminate your ability to receive the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. It is critical to discuss your case with a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to ensure you don’t miss important deadlines that could have a long-lasting impact on your recovery.
In the tragic event that a slip and fall accident caused the death of a loved one, it is important to understand that there are regulations and rules regarding who can file a wrongful death claim. Statute of Limitations rules also apply to wrongful death cases but may be different than a standard claim. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney to discuss these sensitive and critical issues.
Contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers to Get Started on Your Case Today
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers we know that injuries from slip and fall accidents often involve more than the physical damage. The financial burden these injuries cause can ripple through all aspects of your life and have a negative effect on the whole family. Jason Stone Injury Lawyers are here to help you recover and get your life back.
Contact us today at (800) 577-5188 or visit www.stoneinjurylawyers.com to set up a free, no obligation, free consultation.