The day after Thanksgiving, known as ‘Black Friday,’ may be one of the best times to get deals on Christmas gifts and must-haves before the new year, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. To be sure, every year there are numerous people who are injured on Black Friday as a result of heavy traffic, parking lot congestion, and anxiety over finding the perfect gift or the best deal. If you suffer a Black Friday injury, our Boston personal injury lawyer can assist you in your claim for damages. Call us today to learn more.

Most Common Black Friday Injuries

When Americans smell a deal, they can get a little wild. To be sure, numerous people have been severely injured or even killed as a result of Black Friday madness. Injuries happen as a result of pedestrian accidents, parking lot accidents, falling items, stampedes, and even direct assault. Some of the most common Black Friday injuries include:

  • Parking lot injuries – This might involve a car striking another vehicle or a pedestrian, resulting in myriad injury types;
  • Slip and fall injuries – Leading to bruises, fractured bones, and in some cases, even head, brain, neck, and spine injuries; and
  • Assault-related injuries – Believe it or not, people will actually attack one another in order to get their hands on a deal, leading to bone fractures, facial injuries, internal injuries, and psychological harm.

Of course, these types of injuries listed above are by no means the only injury types that a person may suffer on Black Friday.

So Who’s Responsible for My Injuries?

Liability for an injury depends on whose negligence caused the injury. For example, in a parking lot accident, the driver of the vehicle who hit you may be held liable if they were distracted, driving aggressively, or otherwise doing something unsafe to cause the accident.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, the owner of the property (most likely, a retail store) where the slip and fall occurred can be held liable if a dangerous condition existed, if the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, and if no action was taken to remedy the condition.

In regards to an assault, stampede, or falling object-related injury, liability will once again depend on negligence. A store can be held liable for any dangerous conditions that result in injuries, including negligent security.

Our Boston Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Being harmed while doing your holiday shopping can be a shocking experience. If you have suffered an injury as a result of another’s negligence on Black Friday, don’t hesitate to call our skilled Boston personal injury lawyers at the office of Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. for your free consultation. Our injury attorneys are experienced in car accident law, premises liability law, slip and fall law, and other types of personal injury cases. Reach us at 617-973-9500 or send us a message telling us more about your accident and injuries.