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As retail stores across the country begin to reopen, more and more people will begin shopping in them once again. While this is great news, all property owners must bear in mind that they will have to ensure their premises are safe for all who enter and exit. When they fail to do so, serious accidents and injuries can occur as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about retail store accidents, what you should do if you have been injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am hurt in a retail store?

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in a retail store, you will have to do your best to document the incident. You should take the following steps if possible:

  1. Notify the store owner of your injury. He or she should file a store incident report.
  2. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, email, and phone number.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
  5. Ask your doctor for all medical documents/bills associated with your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to prove your personal injury claim.

What does the phrase, “statute of limitations” mean?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time an individual has to take legal action after a certain occurrence. Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. You must not make the mistake of waiting any longer than two years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so. Our firm can begin the claims process today–all you have to do is ask.


We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.