Walgreen’s is a pharmacy that many people depend on to meet their cosmetic, first aid and drug needs. It is a busy place at the best of times and many of the products sold are liquids, creams and gels.
If knocked off the shelf by a customer in a hurry, any of these could bring about a nasty, sticky mess which could cause an unaware customer to slip on the wet floor and injure him or herself. If this has happened to you and you know it is not your fault but you were injured seriously and required medical treatment, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to ease the financial hardship resulting from the accident.
How a Slip and Fall Accident Could Occur
In a pharmacy, the shelves are packed with shampoos, conditioners, hand washes, disinfectants, tubes of toothpaste and much more. It only takes on inattentive customer to knock a product off the shelf onto the floor causing a slippery mess for others to slip on and fall causing serious injuries. Any slip on a wet floor that brings about serious injuries like head and spinal injuries depending on which direction you fall could lead to a life changing situation with a long recovery period.
If this has happened to you, as soon as you have recovered sufficiently and before it is too late you should start thinking about filing a PI claim. A PI claim can help recover the cost of your medical treatment, any loss of income and an amount for pain and suffering caused by an accident that was not your fault.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
The start to any PI claim is gathering the evidence to prove the accident was not your fault. This can include photos taken by onlookers or video footage from their security cameras, eye witness reports of the accident, a medical report from your physician including likely recovery time, receipts for medical treatment you have already paid for and a note from your employer showing what you normally get paid.
The key to any successful personal injury claim is ensuring you have sufficient evidence to prove you were not to blame for the accident, but that the store was negligent because it did not provide a safe environment for shoppers. Before you start your claim you must make sure you are still within your state’s statute of limitations. This is typically 3 years, but you should check your state’s rules, as it might be less.
It’s Advisable to Use a Personal Injury Lawyer
It is always advisable to get a PI lawyer to work on your behalf as you have a higher chance of winning a settlement that truly covers your financial hardship. To get your claim started with the help of a personal injury attorney, complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page 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 Walgreen's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.