If you slip and fall while purchasing products at a home improvement store, like a Lowe’s, you should be able to file a PI claim, but first of all you have to be able to prove that the home improvement store was at fault. Lowes, like any home improvement store, could have hazards that could lead to a slip and fall accident and serious injuries.
If you file a claim for a slip & fall at a home improvement store, you’ll need to prove the home improvement store was at fault. If the home improvement store has a slippery substance like a spilled can of paint or some glue spilled on a floor, the store is required to clean up the area as soon as it can so the home improvement store is safe for customers to do their shopping.
How to Show a Home Improvement Store’s Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall
The easiest way to prove that the home improvement store was at fault for your slip and fall injury is to prove that the store manager or workers knew that something had fallen off the shelf and spilled its contents on the floor, causing a slip and fall hazard, but did nothing about it.
As soon as a slip and fall hazard is known about, a home improvement store worker should put up a warning sign close to the hazard. Home improvement store’s owners have a duty to provide clean and safe conditions for customers to shop for home improvement products but cannot be held responsible if somebody slips over just after a hazard like spilled paint has taken place.
Proving that the staff /manager knew about the hazard but failed to do anything about it before your slip and fall can be difficult, but not entirely impossible. You need evidence of negligence before filing a claim.
Evidence to Show a Slip and Fall Was a Home Improvement Store’s Fault
There are three main sorts of evidence that can be used to prove that a slip and fall injury is the home improvement store’s fault, which are:
- getting photos taken by the home improvement store’s security camera, if available, as previous events should have been recorded on the camera;
- take photos of the accident site yourself showing the hazard in the home improvement store and there was no warning sign in place;
- approach nearby eye witnesses, like other customers doing their shopping who saw the slip and fall accident take place and are prepared to act as witnesses.
Get Help Proving Fault
Make sure you get a free case evaluation to get in touch with a PI lawyer who can help prove the home improvement store was at fault for your slip and fall injury.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.