It is up to Sam’s Club to keep its store safe for customers to use. If a customer slips and falls on a hazard that should have been removed and is injured s/he may be able to file a personal injury claim against Sam’s Club for the financial hardship caused by the slip and fall accident.
What to Do if Injured In a Slip and Fall at a Sam’s Club
The first thing you should do if injured in a slip and fall at Sam’s Club is to tell the store’s manager. This can be part of the proof that your injury took place in a slip and fall accident at Sam’s Club. If you are seriously injured, you could ask a friend to do this on your behalf.
Once done you should seek the medical treatment you need. You may choose to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you file a personal injury claim.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall at a Department Store
The sorts of Injuries that may occur at a slip and fall at a Sam’s Club or any department store could be any of the following, depending how you slip and fall:
If you fall forwards you may encounter the following injuries:
- head and chest injuries;
- fractured arms;
- neck and shoulder injuries;
- facial lacerations.
- back injuries;
- spinal cord injuries which could be severe enough to cause paraplegia or quadriplegia.
If you fall backwards you could encounter the following injuries:
What to Do if Injured at a Department Store
The steps you could take when you are injured at Sam’s Club could include the following:
As long as you have informed the Sam’s Club manager you could request a diagnosis and likely recovery time from your doctor. You may need to gather sufficient evidence to prove Sam’s Club was at fault for your injury. Once you think you have a good case for a claim you could contact a personal injury lawyer who will negotiate a settlement with Sam’s Club insurer on your behalf.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury Was From a Department Store Slip and Fall
The evidence that may be needed to help prove fault for your injury from the slip and fall at a Sam’s Club department store could be the following:
- a copy of the report to Sam’s Club’s store manager;
- the diagnosis and recovery time provided by your doctor;
- receipts for medical treatment already paid for;
- photos of the slip and fall accident site;
- footage retrieved from Sam’s Club security camera.
- eye witness’s reports of the slip and fall accident.
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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 Sam’s Club, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.