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Shopping should not be a risky activity

Even the most dedicated online shoppers in Riverside have to set out from time to time to a brick and mortar store or shopping center in order to buy what they need.

When they do so, they naturally expect to go in and out of the store without getting hurt. After all, even common sense dictates that, really, it is the business owner's job, or that of the landlord, to make sure that the property and parking lot are safe.

Indeed, many of the most common types of accidents at stores are preventable with a little care and attention from the owner of the business.

For instance, one of the most common reasons people get hurt while shopping is that they slip and fall. Oftentimes, this is due to flooring, or the surface of a parking lot, that is wet on account of rain water, a spill or even just a recent mopping.

Other times, a customer may fall because of bad lighting or because the surface is in poor repair, badly designed or uneven. On still other occasions, there may be something in the path of a customer, like a cord or even a protruding piece of a display, which may trip a customer who does not see it.

Trips or slips and falls are just one example of shopping injuries which careful business owners and landlords can prevent with a little care. When they do not do so, an injured customer may have the legal right to pursue responsible parties for compensation for their losses. They may do so by filing the appropriate personal injury cause of action.

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