Have you found yourself in the middle of a slip and fall claim? Personal injury lawsuits involving slip and all cases are everywhere. Filing a claim does not have to be difficult, you just need to know what you are up against!
Many department stores have many potential slip and fall hazards. Below are few items to be on the lookout for:
- Lawn mowers or other machinery. These items are not only bulky and often in the way, but they can have oil spills or other leaks.
- Fallen clothing or merchandise
- Other customer’s spills like drinks, food, etc.
- Greasy floors from oil or other mechanical equipment
Some locations have an automotive area that does oil changes, new tires and more. Garage areas tend to be a little more of a danger because of the oil changes or grease from numerous tools can be found on the floor.
Department stores usually have employees out on the floor helping customers’ needs and keeping their areas clean. From the fallen clothes hanger that can easily be tripped over to the trash thrown between the racks employees should take pride in their store. Each employee has the responsibility to be diligent in spotting hazards that can lead to slip and fall occurrences.
No matter where you shop, accidents can happen. It is important to always have your eyes open to hazards in the aisle or waiting behind a door. The extent of injuries caused by a slip and fall may initially seem severe, but medical bills add up quickly. It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer so he/she can help you with your claim. A lawyer can help first by letting you know what your rights are in the case, what kind of damages to try and seek out and to help mediate between the company and yourself. If your demand to Sears is denied, or any of your legitimate PI claims are denied, know that you do have the right to peruse a personal injury claim.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Sears, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.