Black Friday Injuries Can Result from Slip and Falls, Negligent Security

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Nov-2012

Black Friday: a day when millions of Americans hit local shopping establishments in an effort to score cheap goods well below normal prices. But despite the major savings that consumers may receive by waiting in line outside their favorite chains, many Black Friday sales result in injuries, some of which are serious.

In Black Friday incident in San Antonio arguments between consumers in line provoked one man, carrying a concealed weapon permit, to pull a gun in an effort to calm the riled man in line.

While incidents similar to the one that occurred in San Antonio have taken place all over the country, they highlight the responsibility that businesses, managers and owners have to protect consumers from unnecessary harm that can potentially provoke slip and fall injuries, assault and accidents caused by poor crowd control.

Criminal Assault and Negligent Security Attorneys in Texas

Some businesses, managers and owners of a property may be able to reasonably prevent assaults or injuries from occurring. While some circumstances may not be preventable, massive shoppers flocking to stores create a situation that property owners and managers may realize ahead of time can pose a threat, making proper security, store layouts and the store environment are all issues that many companies and stores can address prior to Black Friday openings and sales.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of the negligent security of a store or business establishment, including criminal assault and even slip and fall accidents, call our personal injury law firm in Austin at 254-633-2983, contact our Austin premises liability lawyers online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our negligent security attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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