Who is Responsible for Shopping Mall Injuries?

by Last updated May 9, 2023Accident Injuries, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Injuries

Representing Clients in Mall Shootings, Slip and Fall, and Wrongful Death Cases

Shopping mall owners have a duty to keep their property safe for customers and other visitors that may step foot on their premises. Unfortunately, shopping malls are not known for their stellar security, but are more often put on the map for shootings and other violent crimes. At Shiner Law Group, our Boca Raton shopping mall injury attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients pursue justice and the full amount of compensation they deserve for these egregious acts of negligence.

If you or a loved one have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one due to an accident or violent incident, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm of award-winning attorneys. Contact us today to begin a free case evaluation!

Who is Responsible for Shopping Mall Injuries?

Why Hire Shiner Law Group?

Shiner Law Group is known for never giving up. Our tenacious injury attorney team aggressively pursues every avenue of compensation until our client’s needs are fully met. We have handled several cases involving mall shootings, and are well-equipped to take on even the most complex cases. In addition to our experience with shopping mall injury and death cases, our firm offers countless other benefits.

We are hired by our clients because of the following, and more:

  • With more than 15 years of experience, our personal injury firm is equipped to fight.
  • Due to our professionalism and notable results, we have a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.
  • Our commitment to ethics and integrity has resulted in an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • With friendly helpful staff and caring attorneys, our firm is backed by stellar testimonials.
  • We don’t charge our clients a single cent unless we win their case.
  • Our firm is available 24/7 and offers free case evaluations to get started.

Mall Shooting Cases We’ve Handled

Unfortunately, local shopping malls such as Town Center at Boca Raton and Melbourne Square Mall are no stranger to shootings and other injuries that can be traced back to negligent security and carelessness on the part of mall ownership. In fact, David Shiner, our founding attorney, has handled shooting incidents in both of these locations.

Town Center at Boca Raton Murder Bochicchio Case

Although this murder took place in December 2007, the case is still fresh in many Floridians’ minds. Nancy and Joey Bochicchio, a mother and her seven year old daughter, were brutally shot in the mall parking lot after apparently being targeted by the killer while shopping at the Town Center at Boca Raton. Attorney David Shiner represented Bochicchio’s sister, JoAnn Bruno, in a lawsuit against the mall owner, Simon Property Group, for failing to take measures to protect its patrons even after being put on notice about security issues.

August 7 of the same year, a carjacking and abduction had been reported at the mall. Attorney Shiner remarked that this event wasn’t made sufficiently public and that patrons were not aware that they needed to take extra precautions. In addition, the mall failed to provide adequate security personnel, even in light of the violent crimes that could occur.

Recent Shooting at Melbourne Square

On December 13, 2016, a man attempted to rob a family of three in their car in the parking lot of Melbourne Square. When the driver got out and confronted the robber, a physical altercation occurred and the gun was shot, although it injured no one. Although the mall released a statement saying that safety is their top priority, multiple shootings such as these have left many wondering whether their words are backed by their actions. Attorney David Shiner has also handled a case involving Melbourne Square. Mall negligence cannot be tolerated and victims may be able to hold the mall owners accountable for their injuries.

I slipped and fell in a mall, can I pursue a slip and fall lawsuit?

Whether due to a mall shooting or due to another incident, slip and fall accidents can occur. Unmaintained premises can pose serious risks to patrons. Slip and fall accidents fall under the overarching category of premises liability claims, meaning that property owners have a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe for whomever may step foot on it.

Common causes of slip and falls include the following, and more:

  • Slippery floors
  • Broken handrails
  • Malfunctioning escalators
  • Broken doorknobs
  • Uneven flooring
  • Uneven rugs or carpeting

In many cases, these factors are present in malls because they do not have enough staff to keep the premises reasonably clean and safe, or because the staff are not held to reasonably high standards and are negligent in completing various tasks or maintenance.

Lost a Loved One in a Mall Shooting? Call a Wrongful Death Attorney in Boca Raton.

In the worst cases, mall shootings may lead to wrongful death. This heartbreaking incident is only increasingly infuriating when the shooting may have been prevented by increased security, better security systems, and the like. If you have lost a loved one in a shopping mall shooting, our Boca Raton wrongful death attorney team can help you pursue the justice that you and your loved ones deserve.

Contact a Shopping Mall Injury Lawyer in Boca Raton Anytime, 24/7!

Shopping mall negligence cannot be tolerated in any form. At Shiner Law Group, our skilled attorney team will put our experience to work for you and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. As an award-winning personal injury firm, we are well-equipped to handle whatever you face.

Contact Shiner Law Group today for more information about your legal options.

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