Pharmacies like Walgreens are busy serving customers throughout the day and they do not always employ enough staff to ensure the store is kept safe for customers to use. If, for instance, a bottle of shampoo is knocked off a shelf and empties its contents onto the floor a customer cannot be expected to know there is a slip and fall hazard present. It is up to the store to ensure it is maintained in a safe condition for the public to use. If it is not and a customer slips and falls and is injured s/he may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to recoup the financial loss caused by this unexpected injury.
What to Do if Injured From a Slip and Fall at a Convenience store
The first thing you need to do following the injury, as long as you know it was not your fault, is to tell the store’s manager. If you are not able to do so because you need to seek medical treatment immediately, you should get a family member to contact the store’s manager as soon as possible. When you have received medical treatment, you should keep the copies of your invoices as the value of these should be included in your personal injury claim.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall At a Pharmacy
The types of injuries that could occur at Walgreens or another pharmacy may include any of the following:
- limb fractures;
- back injuries like a spinal cord injury;
- shoulder injuries;
- head injuries;
- traumatic brain injuries.
Some of these injuries may be serious, depending on whether you fall backwards or forwards when you slip and fall and if you hit a hard object like the corner of shelving. You may even end up a quadriplegic or paraplegic if you have significant damage to your spinal cord.
What to Do if Injured at a Pharmacy Store
As long as the pharmacy’s manager has been informed, you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you file a PI claim. The lawyer will take the evidence you have provided and submit it with the claim.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury was from a Pharmacy Store
The evidence that is needed to help prove fault for your injury from the slip and fall at a Walgreen’s, or any other store could be all or any of the following:
- proof that you informed the pharmacy’s manager;
- your doctor’s diagnosis and how your slip and fall injury happened;
- unpaid invoices for medical treatment;
- eye witness’ written statements;
- photos taken of the slip and fall hazard;
- evidence retrieved from the store’s security cameras.
Get Help With Your Claim
It is always hard to win a successful personal injury claim on your own, but a personal injury lawyer knows how to present your evidence and win a favorable
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 a Walgreens store, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.