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Collapsing Chair and Other Furniture Tip Overs Cause Personal Injuries at a Furniture Store


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If you have ever gone to a furniture store in the past, you know that you can be injured by collapsing chairs or other furniture tipping over at the furniture store. If a chair collapses that you are sitting in a furniture store, then you may have an opportunity to initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your case for any personal injuries that you receive in that situation.

Additionally, sometimes people are seriously injured when a large bookcase or other furniture tips over and crushes them, while they peruse furniture options in a furniture store. If you are walking by an unsecured bookcase, wall unit or other large armoire in a furniture store and it falls on top of you, you may be crushed sustaining serious multiple injuries.

Typical Injuries from Being Injured at a Furniture Store

The types of injuries that you might get from being seriously hurt at a furniture store are many and deep. You can be crushed by something heavy falling on top of you, and these injuries will also include:

  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Broken spine
  • Broken back
  • Broken foot
  • Crushing injury
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Internal bleeding
  • Piercing of the lungs
  • Death

As a result, if you have been injured by a collapsing chair or tip over of furniture at a furniture store, you need to call the DTLA Law Group today. We are here to discuss your upcoming lawsuit, and go over your personal injury claims.

How Does Furniture Tip Over or Collapse at a Furniture Store?

If furniture is in the habit of tipping over or collapsing at a furniture store, you need to look at the owner and operator of the establishment as to why this is happening. The furniture at a furniture store should be properly secured to a wall, in order to keep it from tipping over a customer looking at the furniture in the store.

If the furniture store owner and operators have rugs, carpets or other flooring that is loose around furniture that is able to be tipped, the customers will be forever at risk of a crushing serious personal injury from an accident at that store.

Tall Furniture Should Be Anchored to the Wall at a Furniture Store

If a furniture has tall furniture, it should be anchored directly to the wall to prevent falling down on a customer in the store. Any time that there is tall furniture at a furniture store, there is the chance that a customer can offset the furniture by looking at it. You may wonder how this can happen. Well, it can happen quite easily. Be that as it may, if you are injured by tall furniture that tips over and crushes you, just call us right now at the DTLA Law Group. We know what to do to initiate a lawsuit on your behalf, and we can go over your personal injury claim today as well.

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Customers Often “Kick the Tires” on Furniture in a Furniture Store, Making the Furniture Unsafe and Hazardous

Many times, a customer in a furniture store will look at furniture and “kick the tires” as it were, to check the sturdiness of the furniture item. You might be surprised to know, that some potential buys of furniture go to great lengths to “test” the furniture that they are considering buying. If the owner and operator of a furniture store are not vigilant in looking at their furniture and keeping it in a safe state at the close of each day, they can miss someone who has partially tipped a piece of furniture on the sales floor.

Customers will check and test furniture in a number of ways, that make it dangerous for the next person coming along to review the same items. Here are some examples of what a customer can do to make furniture unsafe in a furniture store, such as:

  • Tipping the furniture to see if it will fall down
  • Pulling furniture away from the wall to check it out
  • Looking underneath furniture to see how it’s made
  • Trying to take apart furniture
  • Moving the display of furniture to see under the item
  • Putting furniture at an angle to see how it looks
  • Moving carpeting or other items to see furniture better
  • Moving large furniture around off of tip resistant displays to see it better

You are not the owner of a furniture store; therefore, you are not the primary person or persons responsible for the safety of the customers who go into the store to buy that furniture. In order to initiate a lawsuit, you need to call our law office at the DTLA Law Group today. We are here to take your call right now.

Furniture Stores That Play It Safe Use Many Different Types of Furniture Anchors

If a furniture store is interested in playing it safe for the safety of its customers, it can employ many different types of anchors to ensure the furniture won’t collapse or tip over. If a piece of furniture tips over onto a customer, it can harm the person and make a serious crushing injury.

The anchors that are acceptable for a furniture store to use to secure furniture on display can include:

  • Drywall anchors
  • Wall tethers attached to furniture
  • Baseboard hooking
  • Tapped toggle bolts
  • Plastic adhesive hooks

Blocking furniture in with other furniture will not work, as customers are famous for moving furniture around to see the back of an item. It is imperative that the customers in a furniture store feel safe whenever they are in the store to look at furniture.

People Can Die in a Furniture Crushing Injury

Furniture can be heavy, and heavy furniture that tips over onto a customer can actually kill the person. Many types of furniture can be lethal to a furniture store customer, such as with heavy furniture such as:

  • Chest of drawers
  • Dresser
  • Shelving units
  • Cabinets
  • Long style clocks
  • Separate wardrobe
  • Large metal filing cabinets
  • Gun safes
  • Heavy night stand
  • Armoire
  • Large complex entertainment centers
  • Lockers in sets (such as vintage lockers made of metal)
  • Room dividers
  • Televisions
  • Buffets

If you almost died getting crushed by a furniture store furniture tip over, you need to call our law office immediately. We are able to discuss your case, and assign you to a lawyer who cares about your claim. We have many attorneys at our law firm, who are ready to help you initiate a lawsuit on the merits of your claim. Wouldn’t you want the peace of mind to be with a lawyer with experience in personal injuries from being hurt in a furniture store? We agree, and we are here whenever you want to call us about your case.

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Can I Sue the At-Fault Parties for Personal Injuries Suffered at a Furniture Store?

Yes, we can sue the wrongdoers when you are injured at a furniture store and sustain personal injuries. All that you need to do now is to contact our Los Angeles case lawyers at the DTLA Law Group. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf, and you will get access to our case attorneys in Los Angeles who can sue for your recovery compensation package.

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