We’ve all seen them on TV… those eager holiday shoppers, pushing and shoving their way into stores to take advantage of deep discounts. We can’t blame them for wanting to save a little money, but their aggressiveness certainly poses a hazard.
For example, 0n Thanksgiving night, a woman at a Los Angeles Walmart used pepper spray to deter other shoppers from eyeing up the items she wanted, injuring nearly 20 people. In Texas, two shoppers got into a physical fight over who was first in line. One of the men pulled a gun. The crowd started to panic and chaos ensued. Several injuries were reported.
Holiday shopping mobs pose a serious holiday shopping risk. Shopkeepers and retail store owners are responsible for providing a safe environment for their patrons, and shoppers are expected to act responsibly and safely inside and OUTSIDE the store. If a shopper is hurt, then it’s important that a personal injury attorney – like San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Elia – is retained to help the injured get restitution.
Don’t create a dangerous shopping environment. Stay safe and responsible this holiday season.Use caution, pay attention to your surroundings, and don’t bring guns or mace. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured.
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