If a home improvment fail to properly maintain the store and parking area and you suffer a slip and fall because of negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim against them to recover compensation for your damages.
You will, however, need to prove that they were negligent and that caused the damages you incurred.
When you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you must prove the retailer was negligent. There are four elements of negligence and all four elements must be met.
Those elements include proving that the other party has a duty, showing they breached that duty, proving that breach resulted in your accident, then proving that accident resulted in your damages and injuries.
In this case, it is obvious that they had a duty to you as a customer. They must keep their premises safe for customers if they are open for business. You must show they breached that duty and how they breached it.
As an example, you were in the parking lot walking toward the store when you tripped over loose pavement. The store failed to properly maintain the parking lot, and because of that, the weather caused a pot hole that led to chunks of pavement scattered.
If they had filled potholes and properly taken care of the parking lot or marked it with signs and cones until repairs were made, you wouldn’t have fallen and suffered a serious knee injury.
You will need to show that because of the failure to maintain the parking lot, you were hurt. If the pavement wasn’t broken, you wouldn’t have tripped and gotten injured.
Then to show your damages, you will need to maintain documentation that shows your losses.
Pursuing A Personal Injury Claim
If you are hurt, you need to tell a store employee right away. A supervisor will be required to complete an accident report. If your injuries are serious, call an ambulance. Law enforcement will complete a report as well if an ambulance is called.
You should establish medical care right away. Keep copies of medical bills, medical records, proof of lost wages, photos of injuries, statements from witnesses, notes detailing your restrictions, and anything else that might support your claim and show your damages.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If negligence caused you to suffer a slip and fall that led to injuries, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area.
Personal injury attorneys take cases on the contingency basis, so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs.
Your lawyer will not be paid until you are compensated for the damages you suffered in the slip and fall. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your personal injury claim started.
*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.