Perhaps the most common type of shopping injury is a slip and fall accident, resulting in neck or back injury. Slip and fall injuries are almost always due to neglected floor conditions, such as wet, slippery floors, or a failure to clean a food/drink spill.
- Shopping carts: A customer can sometimes be injured by a cart tipping over, or by being struck with a cart by another shopper. Shopping carts can also cause property damage to vehicles in the parking lot.
- Elevators or escalators: Faulty elevators or escalators are a common cause of shopping injuries. Individual retailers may be liable, or common elevators may lead to shopping mall liability, or even a claim for a manufacturing defect