Help! I Slipped on a Wet Floor at CVS*

Pharmacies are normally very clean and tidy places, but accidents do sometimes happen. One of the most common accidents in a large store, even in a pharmacy, is a slip and fall injury. When store products inadvertently get knocked on the ground or when floors are cleaned it can make the store’s floor more slippery than is safe. That’s when accidents can happen and any slip and fall injury can cause surprisingly nasty injuries.

If this is what has happened to you and you think that the accident shouldn’t have happened, then you should talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about filing a claim against the store or the company that owns it.

How a Slip and Fall Accident Could Occur

CVS and other pharmacies are found in many cities and are often busy places. You would expect that a pharmacy would be scrupulously maintained as it is promoting health products. If an accident occurs it is usually because something has spilled on to the ground and hasn’t been noticed by the management in time or hasn’t been dealt with before someone is hurt.

Pharmacies have hundreds of products on sale and many of them are sticky or runny liquids in plastic or glass containers. Customers might bump into a shelf, causing some of the containers to fall to the floor.

This should be noticed and dealt with quickly as any liquid or semi liquid substance on the floor can soon become a slip and fall hazard. An accident victim has every right to make a personal injury claim against the pharmacy if the management or employees fail to remove the hazard in a reasonable time period.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

You might think that if you were injured in a well known chain pharmacy that the store would be rushing to make sure you were fully compensated. After all, they have a reputation to keep.

You should make sure that you see a doctor, even if your injuries are minor. The doctor’s report, together with any other documentation from clinics or hospitals, will help your case for compensation.

You will need to carefully document why you are demanding compensation and how much you have had to pay in bills associated with your injury. Many PI claims will include a non-monetary component, such as compensation for pain and suffering. This needs to be justified by a doctor’s statement or a report from a psychiatrist.

It’s Advisable to Use a Personal Injury Lawyer

Filing a claim against a major corporation like CVS Health, the parent organization that owns CVS Pharmacy, can be difficult to win without legal representation. Talk to an experienced PI lawyer as soon as your injuries allow you to, and work out whether you have a good chance of obtaining compensation if you proceed with a claim with the lawyer’s help. Complete the 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 against CVS, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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