If you have been injured by a slip and fall at a Meijer store, or any other supercenter store, there are several steps you need to take following the injury. If your injury is serious, you should prioritize getting the medical attention you require.
You should also ensure you tell the store’s manager providing the date, time and precise place where the slip and fall took place. If you are required to pay for medical treatment you must keep copies of invoices in a safe so that you can include them in your workers’ compensation claim.
Gathering supporting evidence like witnesses’ statements is important too. If you were injured Meijer, or any other supercenter store, you may be able to file a claim
Injuries From a Slip and Fall at a Department Store
The sorts of injuries that may occur at a Meijer, or any department store, could include any of the following:
- a broken hip or pelvis;
- a shoulder or neck injury;
- a spinal cord injury;
- a traumatic brain Injury (TBI) caused when hitting the head on a fixed object;
- fractures of limbs;
- torn muscles, ligaments and tendons.
What to Do if Injured in a Department Store
When you have been injured the first step you should take is seeking medical attention for your injury. You should also report the injury to the store’s manager. You will then need to gather the evidence proving who or what caused your slip and fall injury as you will need the evidence when you file a personal injury claim against the store.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury was from a Department Store Slip and Fall
The evidence that is needed should help to prove fault for your injury from the slip and fall at the Meijer store, or any other supercenter store. You should commence collecting evidence for your slip and fall injury claim as soon as possible.
Any evidence you may collect will helps to strengthen your case against the negligent party and maximize the compensation you may receive. The evidence you should include:
- photos of the location where the slip and fall injury took place, and its surroundings
- photos of the slip and fall injury;
- surveillance camera footage of the event;
- a statement of what took place written by you, the injured party
- medical records concerning your injury including dates of doctor’s appointments, x-rays and the results of any other tests that have helped to diagnose your injury;
- eye witnesses’ statements including names and their contact details;
- receipts for any out of pocket expenses due to your injury like travel costs to get to appointments and the cost of modifying your home to account for your injury;
- records showing the wages you have lost since the slip and fall took place.
Get Help with Your Claim
Before submitting your personal injury claim you should seek advice from a personal injury lawyer who can work on your behalf to get the full value of your personal injury claim. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation today!
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim for personal injury for a slip and fall against Meijer, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.