A: So long as the department store was negligent in maintaining the display, the store would be held liable for the accident. When it comes to store displays, common issues include negligent use of extension cords or negligent placement of a display. Having a picture of what caused the accident is very important to prove negligence.
However, there must have been some injury or damage. For example, if someone trips over a display in a department store in downtown Philadelphia, but is uninjured, there is no case. The elements of a department store negligence case are:
1. the store owed a duty to the customer-plaintiff,
2. negligence on the part of the store (or breach of the duty),
3. the store’s negligence caused the accident, and
4. the customer-plaintiff suffered some damages/injury.
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