Recently, a South African mom sued a major retailer and the owners of a shopping centre for damages in the amount of R126 828 after her toddler was injured after falling out of a shopping trolley. Every year, thousands of children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls from shopping trolleys. Injuries associated with shopping trolleys are an important cause of severe head injuries and can even lead to death. Get the facts about Louis Vuitton
Shopping trauma and injuries can happen anywhere. There are all too many common situations in which shopping injuries occur when visiting the local store; slipping in a puddle of water, cutting your arm in the appliance section, having your Achilles tendon ripped off by the trolley driver behind you, getting stuck under the escalator or a paper cut in the stationery department. What about trauma? We all dread the thought of being stuck in an elevator resulting in dehydration, frustration and distress. Imagine how miserable your day will turn out when you realise you have just had a pick pocket snatch up your wallet? Consider how many children are being abducted from shopping malls these days. And armed robbery, it’s not a fallacy, it really happens – daily in fact, in shopping centers around the world. Sadly hundreds of children and adults are injured and even traumatised annualy.
When a shopping injury causes a customer to be hurt in a store, medical bills usually grow and dealing with the store and its insurance company can be a large headache. To make matters worse, they argue that the misfortune or injury that you have just experienced was your fault! If you are without an attorney, getting relief can seem impossible.