Whether you are at CVS or any other drugstore to pick up a prescription or shop for bathroom accessories, you expect the store to be vigilant in protecting the health of customers.
Unfortunately, human error or worse, employee negligence, can lead to an incident such as a slip and fall.
Maybe a carton of milk spilled onto the floor or the tracking in of rain made the entrance slick.
Whatever the reason, any injuries that you suffer because of a slip and fall at CVS, or any other established business can lead you to seek just compensation.
Types of Personal Injuries Caused by a Slip and Fall at a Store
A number of things at CVS or any other store can contribute to a customer’s slip and fall.
The result can be a head injury, from a concussion to a deep contusion.
Concussions do not come with an easy to heal manual, which means you have to wait weeks, if not months to recover from the symptoms.
Slip and falls often causes injuries to the hands, wrists, and/or shoulders.
Our arms instinctively try to break a slip and fall to prevent more serious injuries to vulnerable parts of the body.
A shattered wrist can take multiple months to heal, as well as negatively impact your job performance.
How to Handle a Slip and Fall at a drugstore
If an employee saw you slip and fall, he or she is responsible for making sure you are okay, before speaking with the store manager to start the investigation of the incident.
An investigation should result in a formal report that describes what happened before, during, and after your slip and fall incident.
If you cannot move after a slip and fall, a call to 911 should be the first thing on your to-do list.
Then, you should ask someone you trust to collect evidence of the incident. If you were shopping alone, make a call to a friend or a family member who can arrive on the scene quickly.
Collect Evidence to Boost Your Claim
Some of the evidence to collect includes photos of the areas where you slipped and fell.
The lack of a “Wet Floor” sign can point to store negligence as the cause of your injuries.
If the slip and fall occurred in the parking lot, take photographs and shoot video to capture the possible cause of the incident. You also should speak with witnesses to corroborate your version of events.
The sooner you speak with witnesses after a slip and fall, the more accurate of a description you get for what happened.
A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit will not find a witness credible if you interviewed him or her hours after the slip and fall incident.
Ask for a Free Case Evaluation
Before you file a claim against CVS or any other drugstore, you should undergo a free case evaluation to determine the strength of your case.
A personal injury lawyer conducts the free case evaluation, as well as offer suggestions on how to deliver the most persuasive account of the slip and fall incident.
Most attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis.
*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 CVS, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.