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Beauty Salon Injuries: Know Your Legal Rights and Options

03/24/2022
Personal Injury
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Most of the time, a visit to your favorite salon is an enjoyable, stress-free experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. However, you may be surprised to know that beauty salons can actually be a common site for bodily injuries. When heat, chemicals, electricity, and sharp objects come into play, unfortunately, there is a potential for accidents or injuries to occur. 

Injuries can be traumatic, and it can be hard to know where to turn. Fortunately, you have options. If you were injured by an incident that took place at a beauty salon, nail salon, or barbershop, the Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney have experience working with clients who have suffered from these types of injuries. Our experienced injury attorneys can help explain the legal remedies available to you for the injuries you sustained from your visit to a salon. Call us today for a free case evaluation with our Florida personal injury lawyers

What are Common Accidents that Occur at Beauty Salons?

Unfortunately, even a moment of negligence from your favorite stylist could lead to painful injuries and infections. Some may lead you to seek medical treatment or may result in long-lasting effects. Here are some examples of potential injuries or infections that could be sustained at a beauty salon:

  • Slip and Fall Injuries. A slick spot, debris, or uneven surface left unaddressed at a salon all present a hazard to patrons moving around the salon premises causing slips and falls to occur. This could lead to broken bones, back injuries, or neck injuries. 
  • Lacerations. Any sudden and unexpected movement from a stylist or patron could lead to an accidental cut from scissors, shears, and nail clippers.
  • Infections. Open and untreated wounds that are infected with salon chemicals could lead to a bacterial or staph infection that could take much time and attention to clear up.
  • Burns. Whether from a blow dryer, hot wax, lasers, chemicals, or other means, burns could lead to permanent skin damage or hair loss.

These (and other) types of beauty salon injuries might leave you with monetary damages, creating the need to work with a personal injury lawyer to help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. If these injuries happened to you, the Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney can help explain your rights and remedies.

What Compensation Is Available for Beauty Salon Injury Accidents?

There are a variety of different types of damages that an injured party may pursue from a beauty salon when injured in an accident on its premises. Potential damages could be economic and non-economic, such as:

  • Medical expenses related to injuries sustained
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Wrongful hiring or retention
  • And more 

A person alleging a claim against a negligent beauty salon typically will need to be able to demonstrate that the beauty salon (or its employee):

  • Had a duty to protect their customers from the injuries
  • Did not act according to reasonable standards of care to prevent the injury from occurring or breaching the duty.
  • Sustained an injury that occurred as a direct result of the negligence of the salon.

Depending on the incident, it’s possible you may be able to make a claim against other parties as well. If your injury was caused by malfunctioning equipment like a curling iron, electric razor, or hairdryer, the manufacturer could potentially be liable for creating a defective product. The same would apply to a hair dye or hair removal cream causing a burn or reaction on your skin, assuming it was applied properly and used for its intended purpose. 

If you are unsure about the damages you may be able to pursue the injuries you suffered from an accident that occurred at a beauty salon, speak with an experienced Florida injury lawyer. The Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney can help explain the process for filing a personal injury claim and can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you obtain fair compensation for the injuries you sustained. 

What is the Process for Filing an Insurance Claim Against a Beauty Salon Owner?

If you or a loved one is injured from a trip to the beauty salon, it’s best to take action as soon as you can. You may want to notify the owner of the salon to make sure they are aware of the situation. Some owners may file a claim with their insurance company immediately. Whereas in other situations, the injured party or their attorney may need to initiate the claim with the insurance company.  If you have questions about the process for initiating a claim, the experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney can advise you as to the steps you should take following a beauty salon accident.  

Once a claim is reported to the insurance carrier, the carrier will typically assign a representative, often known as an insurance adjuster, to the case.  The adjuster will usually contact the property owner or landlord and the injured party to learn about the accident and to collect documentation such as medical records. As the claim progresses, you should keep your attorney involved in the process to make sure your rights are protected.

Eventually, the adjuster may offer to settle the claim. Your attorney can review the offer to determine if it is fair and negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company to help you obtain compensation that is fair for the injuries you sustained. In the event the insurance company will not offer a reasonable settlement, you will want to work with an experienced attorney who can file a lawsuit against the beauty salon on your behalf, if necessary. If you have questions about the settlement process, contact the Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney. We can help fight for the compensation you deserve.

Have Questions About Your Beauty Salon Claim? Call the Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at Searcy Denney Today

If you were injured in a beauty salon accident and have questions about your case, contact the experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney. They will ask you questions about what happened and can help you determine whether you are entitled to damages. Call us toll-free at 800-780-8607 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Florida injury lawyers. We have offices conveniently located in Tampa West Palm Beach and Tallahassee.   

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