My 3 year old Daughter got injured at Sephora store, due to improper placement of sharp objects on the display.
Store manager, aware of the incident. He confirmed that he was able to see incident from the store cameras that were recording.
Manager filed report to Sephora. Manager said that someone from Sephora should have contact me. Nobody did.
I'm sorry to hear that! Depending upon the severity of your child's injury, you may want to retain a personal injury attorney to contact the store, advise them to maintain a copy of the video, and conduct further investigation to determine if they should be legally responsible for the injury. The standard would be whether they knew or should have known that the the display set up created a dangerous condition.
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Sounds as if you may have a claim against the store. I think it would be best for you to meet with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and before you speak any further with the store. What you ultimately do may depend the extent of the injury to your child but this can be discussed with the attorney of your choice. You can use the Layer Finder tool on Avvo to find someone in your area. Hope she is okay.
I would retain a personal injury attorney and review the facts of your case with him or her to determine whether you have a valid claim. Your facts would have to show that Sephora either knew or should have known about the dangerous condition upon their store. Good luck.
Don't expect them to run after you offering money. If the damages warrant speak to local counsel who will demand that the video not be destroyed and aggressively represent your daughter.
You can call around to some personal injury attorneys to discuss what happened to your daughter. You should speak with some attorneys before speaking with anyone from the store. You may or may not have a viable lawsuit against the store, depending on the circumstances of the injury and the nature of the object that injured your daughter. The store is not automatically liable just because your daughter was hurt on their premises. The extent of her injuries will also be a significant issue that an attorney will need to assess in determining whether to take on the case. Best of luck in your daughter's recovery.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.
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