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Help! I Slipped on a Wet Floor at Lowe’s*

Slipping over and badly hurting yourself because of a wet surface in a store is no joke. You might end up off work for weeks, face multiple bills for treatment and medication and experience a lot of pain and stress.

Many accidents like this are not the fault of the customer and are due to negligence on the part of the store. If for instance there is a bottle or container of liquid that spills out all over the floor and causes and it may have been avoidable.

Stores have a duty to maintain a safe environment for customers. If they have caused an accident through negligence, then this could be grounds for recovering financial losses through a personal injury claim. It is advisable to talk to a personal injury lawyer before filing such a claim.

How a Slip and Fall Accident Could Occur

Lowe’s is one of North America’s major home improvement department stores. A typical store is full of all sorts of products, often stacked high on shelves alongside the aisles in the store. Not all goods are perfectly stacked and it doesn’t take too much sometimes for cartons or containers to fall over spilling their contents on to the ground.

Of course, a well managed store will make sure that these sorts of potential hazards are cleared away and removed before they cause an accident. If the mess is ignored for too long, then this situation could result in a slip and fall accident. Unexpected slip and fall accidents can cause significant injuries such as broken bones, dislocations, neck, back and head injuries.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

You are entitled to file a compensation claim if you believe that an injury you had shouldn’t have happened. For example, if it could have been avoided if the store had acted more promptly, or at least warned customers of a dangerous floor surface.

As long as you have evidence of negligence you may have good grounds for presenting a claim. You can ask passers-by who saw what happened to provide statements confirming what they saw. If you have a cell phone with a camera app on it which survived the fall, take photos of the surface where you slipped over and your injuries if there is some external sign of them.

In addition to proof of negligence, you will need a doctor’s report on your injury, receipts and invoices for medical treatment and any other monetary costs. Make sure you have proof of what you may have lost because you had to stay away from work and a justification for why you have submitted a claim for the pain and suffering experienced.

It’s Advisable to Use a Personal Injury Lawyer

Most personal injury lawyers will provide free consultation sessions. If they agree to taking your case, they should only charge you a legal fee if you receive the compensation sought. Complete the Free Case Evaluation today to get connected with a lawyer that takes cases in your area!

*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 Lowe’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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