Premises Liability

Sales and customer service are the corner stones of a successful retail business. Loss prevention and managing risk can impact a business’ bottom line as much as poor sales or service. Because we understand the importance of risk management, the attorneys at Hall Booth Smith P.C. have made protecting your business one of our primary practice goals.

To that end, we believe that prevention is the key to reduced personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claims. We assist our clients in the creation and the implementation of policies and procedures to help make their businesses safe for employees and customers. Likewise, we assist in loss prevention plans, which help reduce property loss as a result of damage or theft.

When litigation is unavoidable, we have extensive experience in litigating and in trying retail liability cases. We have litigated and tried retail liability cases arising out of the following claims:

  • Alcohol Sales to Minors
  • Bad Checks
  • Falling Merchandise
  • False Imprisonment
  • Libel/Slander
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Negligent Construction
  • Products Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trip and Fall

Our attorneys have extensive experience working with brokers, underwriters and claim professionals in the international insurance market, particularly with Lloyds of London. Our firm has handled many matters on behalf of various Syndicates at Lloyds, and our attorneys understand how this unique market works. We utilize these long-standing relationships to assist foreign insurers in managing their domestic litigation, as well as, assisting domestic clients in gaining access to the Lloyds’ market.

We hope that you will consider our firm when you have retail liability issues.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legislative
  • Liability Defense
  • Loss Prevention
  • Regulatory Oversight
  • Risk Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
Related Industries

Retail and Hospitality

HBS helps hospitality industry clients both maximize their financial return and meet consumer service expectations.

Subject to a host of federal, state, county and municipal laws, regulations and code requirements and facing economic, real estate, employment and customer challenges, restaurants, hotels, leisure resorts, recreational facilities and other hospitality businesses turn to HBS for guidance. Our Hospitality lawyers are experienced advising on all aspects of hospitality businesses, from project conception and regulatory guidance through financing, development, operations and dispute resolution.

Whether addressing a labor and employment, transactional, privacy law, food and beverage, real estate or construction matter or attempting to resolve an issue involving employee benefits and compensation, intellectual property, data protection or potential liability, we advise our clients each step of the way, helping them leverage opportunities and avoid attendant risks. We vigilantly monitor the evolving regulatory and legal framework impacting our clients, to make sure that they are prepared for the future.

Our team of experienced litigators regularly handle claims for our hospitality industry clients in courts of all levels and has successfully defended class actions, multi-district litigation, personal injury claims, construction disputes and a wide variety of other matters. With a former State Senator and active government affairs attorneys, we are also adept at representing hospitality industry clients regarding their legal, regulatory and government affair challenges.