Will a Lawyer Take My Case If I Slipped and Fell at a Home Depot?*

Most home improvement stores are busy with customers so it won’t be too difficult to find evidence to prove your slip and fall accident wasn’t your fault. As long as you can provide the proof a personal injury lawyer should be prepared to take on your case.

Damages You May Be Entitled to If You Slipped and Fell at a Home Improvement Store

The damages you may be able to claim include:

  • the whole cost of medical treatment from the time of the slip and fall accident to when you have recovered sufficiently to resume normal life
  • the value of wages lost up to the time you can return to work
  • a cash amount for your pain and suffering which typically depends on how serious your injuries are

If you win your claim you will no longer have any financial hardship to worry about while you are recovering from your injuries.

Evidence You May Require if You Slipped and Fall

In large modern stores there are typically security cameras situated strategically around the store, monitoring customer behavior, so you could use this to prove your slip and fall was unavoidable as you couldn’t possibly have known in advance that the liquid you slipped and fell on was present. You can also take your own photos of the hazard that caused the slip and fall accident.

Eye witness’ accounts help to prove who or what caused the accident as well and you are bound to find plenty of people who saw you slip and fall. Receipts showing the medical treatment you have received for your injuries due to the slip and fall accident are useful too. You will need an assessment of your lost earnings compiled by your employer. All this evidence will be given to your lawyer who will present it with your PI claim.

Will a Lawyer Take My Case?

The statute of limitations in force in your state is typically 2 to 3 years from the date of the accident limits the time you have for filing your claim. As long as you have a PI lawyer your claim should be filed well before the deadline. Insurers may take far too long to even look at your claim if they know you have no lawyer working on your behalf. You need to get your personal injury entitlement so the best way to do it is working with a personal injury lawyer. Most PI lawyers will first assess your case and would take on your case if you have good grounds for a successful outcome.

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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 Home Depot, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.