CVS is easily one of the most convenience places in which to shop. The stores are abundant and carry the essentials. Whether for a quick stop for a few items or an extensive shopping trip, CVS probably has everything that you are looking for – and more. Unfortunately, CVS has been the scene of a number of incidents; more specifically, CVS has been repeatedly associated with slip and fall accidents. Did you suffer a slip and fall accident? Were you involved in a slip and fall accident that left you suffering a number of injuries? If you were involved in a slip and fall accident at CVS, you might have many questions. Do you have the right to pursue a slip and fall claim? Do you have the right to recover compensation for the harm that you suffered? For all the information that you need to understand whether you have the right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, such as slip and fall claims. Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents. They can happen anywhere and at any time, especially when you visit a store to do some shopping. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we believe that the parties liable for slip and fall accidents should be held accountable; we also believe that all injured victims should be rightfully compensated for the harm that they suffered. Depending on the specific details of your claim, you might have grounds to take legal action against CVS. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue CVS for the slip and fall accident that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible. Our lawyers will evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to take action against CVS for your slip and fall accident. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers as soon as possible.
The Risk of Slip and Fall Accidents at CVS
When we are out shopping at our favorite CVS store, are we thinking of all the different ways in which we could suffer harm while on their premises? For the average person, the possibility of suffering a personal injury accident while shopping is nonexistent. However, trash on the floors, spilled liquids, wet floors, slippery floors, and misplaced weather mats could prove risky. From the moment that you step out of your car and onto the parking lot to the moment you walk onto the sidewalk and enter the store to do your shopping, you could suffer a slip and fall accident. When we go to stores like CVS, we are there to shop – not to evaluate all the different hazards that could harm us. Without a doubt, there are plenty of obvious hazards that might make us feel uneasy but most of us will fail to identify the majority of hazards in CVS and other stores.
The Most Common Injuries Associated with Slip and Fall Accidents
Many people mistakenly associate slip and fall accident with only mild injuries, such as sprains, strains, scrapes, and bruises. Without a doubt, these are all potential injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents. However, slip and fall accidents can also result in serious injuries. Some of the common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Arm injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Leg injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
In many cases, the injuries suffered are so severe that it takes a significant length of time for victims to be able to recover from their injuries. Sometimes, it is impossible to make a full recovery. Survivors of severe slip and fall accidents could be left dealing with permanent and debilitating injuries for the rest of their lives. Undeniably, this could significantly affect the quality of life of the victim and his or her entire family. Depending on the specific harm suffered during the slip and fall accident, victims and their families might have grounds to fight for their right to be compensated.
Other Incidents on the Premises of CVS Locations
Although slip and fall accidents are, by far, among the most common types of personal injury accidents that can occur on any premises, it is very important to acknowledge the other incidents that could occur. Some of these other incidents include the following:
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault or attempted rape in a CVS parking lot
- Robbery or mugging in the parking lot
- Attack by a homeless person
All of these incidents can be associated with hazards present on the premises, which can include a lack of surveillance, a lack of security, isolated areas, poorly lit areas, poorly trained employees, etc. Whether you were robbed in the parking lot, attacked by a homeless person or mugged in a parking lot, or suffered attempted rape in a CVS parking lot, liability might fall onto CVS. Many people might argue that assault and battery, sexual assault, and robberies or muggings are isolated incidents that a property owner cannot prevent in any way. However, this is not the case. As already mentioned, different hazards present on the premises can contribute to these incidents. It is the duty of the property owner to address said hazards – including the hazards presented by other people on the premises – to prevent any harm to guests.
Understanding Liability for CVS Slip and Fall Accidents
Is CVS liable for the harm that you suffered in a slip and fall accident? To understand the answer to this question, you must have a thorough understanding of the four different elements of negligence: duty of care; breach of duty; cause; harm. CVS has a duty of care towards all their customers. They have the duty to keep the premises safe to ensure that their customers do not suffer any type of harm. CVS, their owners, their managers, and their employees have a duty to identify and address all potential hazards. If they ignore the hazards on their premises by failing to identify or failing to address the hazards, they are breaching their duty of care to their customers. A breach of duty could cause an accident, which could result in harm. In instances in which a breach of duty leads to harm, the party who owed a duty of care to the victim can be found negligent. If CVS was negligent and breached their duty of care, resulting in an accident and injuries, they will likely be held liable for all the harm suffered by victims. If you would like to learn more about CVS liability for slip and fall accidents inside CVS stores, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts immediately.
Do You Have the Right to Sue?
Can you sue if you suffered a slip and fall accident in a CVS store? If you suffered a slip and fall accident, you might have grounds to sue – given that the harm that you suffered was a direct result of the negligent actions of a CVS manager or employee? As mentioned above, CVS has a duty of care towards all their customers. They have the duty to ensure that you remain safe while on the premises. Failing to do so can put you and other customers at significant risk of harm. When you are harmed because of a breach of duty, you can pursue a claim on the basis of negligence. If the harm that you suffered is a result of CVS’ negligence, you definitely have the right to sue. If you would like to learn more about this right to pursue a slip and fall claim against CVS, do not hesitate to reach out to the slip and fall lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group today.
Your Claim is Subject to a Strict Deadline
All personal injury claims, including slip and fall claims, are subject to deadlines. More specifically, they are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the specific length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. When claimants do not file their claims within the deadline established by the statute of limitations, they could lose their right to sue – and their right to receive compensation. In the state of California, personal injury claims like slip and fall claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Although your claim might be subject to a two-year deadline, the details of your claim might result in an increased or decreased time to take legal action. Because you could lose your right to sue, it is essential that you discuss the statute of limitations that applies to your claim with experts on slip and fall accidents.
Understanding the Important Steps to Take after a Slip and Fall Accident
After falling, our first instinct is to get up. Many of us might try to leave the premises immediately to hide our embarrassment. Undeniably, it is only natural to have such a reaction. However, if we simply get up and leave the store after a slip and fall accident, we could significantly hurt our chances at pursuing a successful claim. Are you willing to lose your right to sue because you failed to take specific actions immediately after your slip and fall accident at CVS? After a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to think logically. However, the victims of slip and fall accidents should try to do all of the following after their accidents:
- Get the attention of others (other customers, store employees, or store managers)
- Evaluate your injuries (if you are in severe pain, seek emergency attention immediately and avoid any movements)
- Take photos of the scene of your accident (photograph the hazard that caused you to slip)
- Take photos of any visible physical injuries
- Take note of any surveillance cameras that might have captured your accident
- Gather witness information (if anybody witnessed your slip and fall)
- Ensure that a manager or an employee becomes aware of your slip and fall accident
- File an incident report with a store manager (ensure that it is a written report)
- Seek medical attention for the harm that you suffered
- Seek legal assistance for the harm that you suffered
When you follow all the recommended steps above, you are essentially gathering the tools necessary to eventually file a claim against the store liable for the harm that you suffered. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we understand that sometimes it is impossible to follow the recommended actions listed above. You can trust that our attorneys will handle your claim and gather any missing pieces necessary to reach a successful claim outcome. For more information about taking action after a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Could You Recover Monetary Compensation?
Do you have the right to recover monetary compensation if you suffered a slip and fall accident at CVS? Your right to recover any sort of compensation after being involved in a slip and fall accident depends on the specific details of your slip and fall accident. In general, some of the compensation that injured victims of slip and fall accidents could recover includes the following:
- Medical expenses: for all the costs associated with the medical care necessary after the slip and fall accident
- Lost income: for all the wages lost as a direct result of the slip and fall accident
- Pain and suffering: for the mental and emotional distress resulting from the slip and fall accident
- Loss of consortium: for the lost ability to have a normal relationship with the victim
- Funeral and burial costs: for the costs associated with death services (awarded to family who pursue wrongful death claims)
- Punitive damages: compensation awarded as punishment towards the defendant
Although you could recover some of the compensation mentioned above, there is no guarantee – since the compensation that you could recover depends strictly on the details of your slip and fall claim. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive, do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately. The slip and fall experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group have what it takes to help you the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. Our slip and fall lawyers have a thorough understanding of the financial difficulties that victims and their families deal with after personal injury accidents. Therefore, our slip and fall lawyers will not stop fighting until our clients are rightfully compensated. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that you might be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to contact us today.
What is the Average Settlement Value for an Injury Lawsuit against CVS?
How much are injury cases against CVS usually worth? What is the usual payout for an accident injury lawsuit against CVS pharmacy? As explained above, you could be entitled to recover compensation. The type of compensation, as well as the total amount of compensation, that you could recover is strictly based on the details surrounding your injury claim.
Of course, whether you have filed or are thinking about filing a claim against CVS, you might have many questions regarding the average value of injury claim against CVS and how much you could be awarded. It is important to highlight that there are many factors that determine the value of an injury claim – one of the most important being the injuries suffered, of course.
Although every incident is different, it is possible to establish average values based on the extent of the injuries sustained in an accident. For example, the average value of cases with only minor injuries is typically under $150,000. Cases with moderate injuries can be worth $350,000 or more. Cases with severe injuries can be worth about $750,000. It is possible for cases to reach and surpass the million-dollar mark.
For more information about the average value of injury claim against CVS, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
Time to Settle against CVS Store
Without a doubt, it can be very irritating to have to wait for a settlement. You might want to settle your case and put the whole thing behind you as quickly as possible. You might be asking yourself; how long does it usually take to settle a case against a CVS store? The answer to this question can vary based on the details surrounding your case.
In our experience, cases can be settled in as little as six months. Of course, this is when claims are straightforward and have no issues whatsoever. When issues start to arise, the settlement process can get delayed. In general, minor issues can lead to a settlement between six to eight months. More moderate issues can lead to a settlement in up to eighteen months. Severe issues can lead to settlements taking two years of more to settle.
Here at our law firm, we are dedicated to settling cases as efficiently and as quickly as possible. If issues arise that delay the settlement process, we will make sure that you are completely aware of the situation, and we will always keep you updated throughout the process to ensure that you are never uncertain of how much longer a settlement will take.
For more information, contact our CVS injury accident lawyers today.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
You suffered a slip and fall accident at a CVS store; now, what? What are your options? Do victims of CVS accidents have the right to take any sort of legal action? Could you be compensated? After being in an accident in a store, it is completely normal to have some of these questions. If you suffered a slip and fall accident, your accident was likely caused by the negligent actions of a party; therefore, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim against CVS. Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue and receive compensation? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately. You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling slip and fall claims and other personal injury claims. Our lawyers have successfully represented countless victims of slip and fall accidents and guided them towards recovering the compensation that they deserve. If you would like our slip and fall experts to handle your claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm immediately. When you contact us, you will find that we offer a variety of free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our slip and fall lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns, ensuring that you have access to all the information necessary to take legal action against the party or entity that negligently contributed to the harm that you suffered. Whether you want to start or continue your claim, you could trust that the slip and fall experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance necessary to reach a successful claim outcome and recover the compensation that you deserve. The free legal services we offer are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our lawyers will never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our free legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; this means that our lawyers will not be required to pay any fees until reaching a successful claim outcome. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay anything. If you would like to schedule a case evaluation with our slip and fall experts, do not hesitate to contact Downtown L.A. Law Group today.