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Beware of Aggressive Holiday Shoppers

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San Diego Attorney Personal InjuryWe’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 an experienced San Diego attorney today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.
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