Head Injuries Resulting from Falling Merchandise off Store Shelves
Head injuries can occur in a number of different ways. We have seen a number of different cases involving head injuries after being hit by falling merchandise. In many cases you will not be able to identify the immediate cause of the pain, but head injuries can occur resulting in significant bodily damage. We are currently handling a number of similar cases involving such injuries after unsecured merchandise fell from atop store shelves. If you have been injured we would like to hear from you and evaluate your potential case.
You can trust the falling object incident experts at our firm to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and recover the compensation that you are owed. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those resulting from falling object incidents.
If you would like to discuss your incident and your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible.
Unsecured Merchandise Causing Head Injuries
When employees negligently install shelving equipment or when they mishandle the stocking of shelves, such injuries can occur. In fact stores that fail to properly secure the products correctly or if the employee mishandles the product when stocking the shelves, the establishment can be held liable. However, each case is based on the facts and the surrounding set of circumstances leading up to the injury. If you were hurt immediately seek medical attention for your injuries and make sure to get a copy of the incident report. Injured parties are often given the runaround by the insurance company. Many are told that “they do not have a case” or that “the case is currently being investigated“. However, very few cases that are unrepresented receive any type of results. Insurance companies will generally take advantage of unrepresented claimants and either offer them a low-ball offer or completely deny the claim.
Other Injuries that Victims Could Suffer due to Falling Objects
Every situation is different. In addition to head injuries and traumatic brain injuries, many other injuries are likely. Based on the details surrounding the incident, the resulting injuries can vary significantly. Some examples of the other injuries that victims could suffer include the following:
• Facial lacerations
• Skull or facial fractures
• Broken nose or ocular injuries
• Neck injuries
• Spinal cord injuries
• Back injuries
• General fractures
Regardless of the specific injuries resulting from merchandise falling off of store shelves, victims should explore their legal options – you could be eligible to file a falling object incident claim against the store owner.
The Stores where these Incidents Can Happen
Without a doubt, falling merchandise incidents can occur at different types of stores. Some of these stores could include the following:
- Ace Hardware
- Amazon (they have recently opened physical locations)
- Apple Stores
- Bass Pro
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best Buy
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- Foot Locker
- Gap (Old Navy, Banana Republic)
- Good Neighbor Pharmacy
- Hobby Lobby Stores
- J.C. Penney
- Kroger (Food4Less stores)
- Michaels Stores
- O’Reilly Auto Parts
- Office Depot
- Rite Aid
- Southeastern Grocers
- Sprout’s Farmers Market
- Stater Bros
- The Home Depot
- TJX Companies (TJ Max, Marshalls, HomeGoods)
- Tractor Supply Co.
- WinCo Foods
Regardless of where specifically the incident happened, you should explore your legal options. Based on the details surrounding the incident, you might have grounds to file an injury claim. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately to learn more about the legal options available to you.
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Who Is Liable?
Who is at-fault for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered? Who is liable for the harm caused by the falling object incident? The answer is simple, the store owner is liable. This is due to premise liability. Based on premise liability, all property owners owe their guests a duty of care. Because of the duty of care owed to guests, property owners must ensure that their premise is free of any hazards or dangerous conditions (like poorly installed shelves, overloaded shelves, etc.) that could lead to incidents. When property owners breach their duty of care, the hazard or dangerous condition could directly lead to an incident – which can lead to harm to an innocent guest.
When a breached duty of care directly leads to the harm that a guest suffers, the property owner could be liable. This means that the property owner could be sued. For more information about establishing liability and filing a lawsuit against a store owner for an incident on their premises, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm today.
Insurance Companies are NOT on Your Side
Most of the time what will happen in such cases is the insurance company will delay the case. They will do this by making repetitive request. Or they will work diligently to get you to make statements that will adversely impact your case. This will include live recorded statements, in person interviews or other similar tactics. This will allow them to pin down liability on YOU and deny liability. As a side note you are generally not required to make such statements. In fact it is advisable that you refuse to give a statement until you have had a chance to speak with an attorney.
You Can Be Compensated
Based on the details surrounding your claim for your head injuries resulting from falling merchandise in a store, you could be eligible to recover a significant amount of compensation. What could you recover? How much could you be awarded? Although every falling object incident claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will not rest until you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your falling merchandise injury claim.
The Factors that can Affect Claim Value
What is my case value? This is a perfectly valid question; however, there is no way to accurately establish case value until we have reviewed all medical bills from your case and until we know the extent of your injuries. If you have suffered a head injury, it is likely that you will have a high value claim, but this will depend entirely on the extent of the injury. Common injuries can include a combination of both head and brain injuries as well as fractures. This can include facial lacerations, bodily injuries, broken foot, fractured nose and ocular injuries.Depending on the combination of injuries sustained, the case value will likely vary significantly. In addition to the other types of injuries suffered, other factors, such as the permanency of the injuries (whether the harm will be permanent) and the amount of income or earning capability lost as a result of the incident can also affect case value. To learn more about the potential value of your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our lawyers immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you in need of legal assistance after suffering a head injury along with other injuries after a shelf collapsed in store, causing merchandise to fall on you? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our personal injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your right to a fair recovery. If you are interested in speaking with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our personal injury attorneys will answer your questions and address all your concerns. They will provide you with all the information that you need to either start your lawsuit or get it back on track. To learn more about our free legal services or to schedule a meeting with one of our falling object incident attorneys, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, so that you will never have to worry about paying upfront legal fees. We also work based on contingency; therefore, our attorneys will not be required to pay anything until after they win their claims. If you do not win, you will not pay for any legal fees.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with our experts? If so, contact us immediately.