Black Friday is the one day of the year when shopping is especially dangerous. People turn out in droves to purchase items on their wishlist at incredible discounts, and the desire to get those deals sometimes brings out the worst in people. Pushing, shoving and serious disorder during these sales can lead to accidents that cause injuries.
People who are injured in Black Friday accidents have the same right to seek compensation as those who are injured in accidents on any other day of the year. These victims have the same responsibilities as well.
One aspect of a Black Friday claim for compensation that you must think about is that you must still prove that there was negligence in play when the accident occurred. An example of this would be if a store owner didn’t have enough security in place to handle the crowds and that led to you being knocked down and trampled.
On top of having to prove that the store was negligent, you also have to show that the negligence led to the accident and that your injuries were caused by that accident. You then have to tie in the financial damages you say that you suffered because of the injuries.
Almost all stores that have Black Friday sales are aware that there is a need for increased security and other safety measures. If you were injured because the store didn’t have proper protocol in place, seeking compensation might help you to recover some of the money have to spend on medical bills or that you lost when you were unable to work.
Source: FindLaw, “Can I Sue for a Black Friday Injury?,” Ephrat Livni, Esq., accessed Nov. 28, 2016