When you go shopping at your local Arizona mall, you probably don't think very much about your safety when you are there. However, when shopping malls and the businesses that exist within them do not follow the correct safety procedures, the consequences can be catastrophic.
In order to prevent accidents at places such as shopping malls, it is important that you are aware of the possible dangers. It is a good idea to also be aware of the law surrounding these issues, so that you know who is to blame if you do become injured.
The dangers of escalators
Escalators are electronic machines that are intended to transport us safely from one floor to the other. However, they are machines, and therefore, they do not react to dangerous situations when necessary. It is common for people to get clothing trapped within escalators, and this can lead to dangerous trips and falls. This may be because of a fault of the escalator due to improper maintenance.
Overcrowding can lead to serious injury
A shopping mall has the duty to limit the amount of visitors in order to keep people safe. Overcrowding, however, can be common, especially during the holidays. Mad rushes can lead to stampedes, potentially crushing people, and posing a significant danger to young children especially. It is crucial that malls manage this risk with safety in mind; otherwise, they could be held responsible.
If you suffered an injury in a clothing store or a shopping mall, it is important to consider whether you believe that the business owner could have reasonably prevented your injury before taking action.
Source: Health 24, "8 ways you can be killed at the mall," accessed March 07, 2018