Persons who are injured while shopping may be able to recover damages for their losses and for the costs associated with their injury. Legal claims for shopping-related injuries are usually based on a negligence theory or a premises liability theory.

The type of evidence required to prove a shopping injury may vary according to the type of injury, as well as the laws of the state involved. In general, it is required to prove that the retailer breached their duty of care to the shopper, and that the breach of care was the direct cause of the person’s injury.