Help! I Got Hurt at Five Below! What Do I Do?*

It’s possible to suffer an injury in one of these stores if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time and one or more of the store’s employees have neglected to follow the store’s policy that is in place to protect customers. A personal injury claim may be filed if you can show proof that the company was negligent and thus had caused your injuries.

Examples of Damages That May be Claimed

If you have been injured in any kind of accident at a store and are considering what to claim, the following represent typical components of a personal injury claim.

  • If you have broken a leg or dislocated a joint, it is quite likely you will need hospital treatment. You can claim for the cost of this as well as any other medical expenses and transport costs to and from any medical center or hospital. Don’t forget to include ongoing medical bills you may have to pay if your injuries require further treatment.
  • If you have dropped your laptop on tripping over a stray electric cord that should not have been left where it was, you may be able to claim for the replacement cost assuming it is broken.
  • If you have experienced significant pain because of your injury, you can claim a separate amount to compensate for the negative feelings under the “pain and suffering” component. Note that some states do not allow this as part of a personal injury claim.
  • If you did break a leg or dislocate your hip after a slip and fall accident, it is highly likely that you wouldn’t be able to return to your job very quickly. An amount to cover any loss in yearly, monthly, or weekly earnings should be included in the claim. Make sure that this is a full amount, so if you are likely to be out of work for several months or years, this can be claimed too.

Contact an Experienced Attorney About a Claim

The process involved in filing a personal injury claim against a large furniture discount store can be protracted and stressful. The court will require sufficient proof that the company or its employees were negligent. There is a tendency for insurance companies whose clients are being sued to try and minimize the degree of negligence that has been alleged.

It is strongly advised to contact an experienced attorney about your claim as soon as you are able to do so. The attorney should have experience in slip and fall and other typical store accident claims. In most cases, attorneys who deal with personal injury law will only bill you if and when a settlement has been negotiated successfully in your favor.

This means that there is no particular reason why you should try and tackle such a claim without professional legal assistance.

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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Five Below, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.