If you suffered an injury or injuries from a slip and fall at Lowe’s or any hardware store, you need to know how to handle the incident to ensure you receive full compensation for any negligence.
Speaking to the store manager starts the process, followed by receiving treatment and organizing the invoices generated from receiving medical care.
Having witnesses corroborate your account of the slip and fall is important as well.
Before you decide how to handle the incident, speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine the best course of legal action.
Injuries from a Slip and Fall at a Hardware Store
Although many slip and falls result in minor, easily treatable injuries, a slip and fall at Lowe’s or any hardware store can cause extraordinary damage.
For example, a customer trips on an object sitting in the middle of an aisle.
As she starts to fall, she instinctively reaches out to cushion the impact of the fall.
Unfortunately, she reaches out and grabs a saw blade that produces a serious cut on her arm.
Cuts and bruises are the most common injuries suffered because of a slip and fall.
However, it is possible to land in the nearest hospital emergency room because of spine damage and/or a traumatic brain injury.
A concussion can stay with you for several months, which can dramatically impact your work performance.
How to Handle an Injury at a Hardware Store
Lowe’s stores, like other established businesses have conveniently located phones for customers to request service or to have one or more questions answered.
If you slip and fall at Lowe’s or any hardware store, try to get to one of the phones to contact an employee.
A department manager should arrive to listen to your account of the incident.
Lowe’s, like any other hardware store should create a report of the slip and fall, as well as review security footage that shows what caused the slip and fall.
Do not allow a hardware store employee try to convince you that the store is not liable for your injuries.
Never sign a release form that exonerates Lowe’s, or any hardware store for negligence.
Take your case to a personal injury lawyer to determine whether Lowe’s, or any other established business is legally liable for the slip and fall incident.
Collecting Evidence after a Slip and Fall
The key to filing a successful claim against Lowe’s and other established businesses involves collecting convincing evidence.
If you feel up to it, immediately take photographs of the area where the slip and fall occurred.
Remember that tripping and falling is similar to a slip and fall.
If you tripped on an object such as an unopened product box sitting in the middle of an aisle, take a photo of the unopened product box and show it to the store manager.
You should also shoot a video of the entire store to demonstrate the number of areas that potentially can cause a slip and fall.
Speak with witnesses to back up your claim that Lowe’s or any other hardware store is legally liable for your injuries.
Other factors like poor lighting and inadequate warning signs can lead to a slip and fall incident.
Get Legal Help Filing a Claim
If you suffered injuries from a slip and fall at Lowe’s or any hardware store, you should get help today.
A personal injury attorney will review your case to determine whether there is enough persuasive evidence to file a claim in civil court.
*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 another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.