Over 1,700 Lowes Hardware locations in the country complete roughly 17 million customer transactions each week. That massive amount of traffic in each store goes a long way to explaining the significant number of injury accidents in all the stores, including the over 110 in California. The average Lowes location is over 115,000 square feet and contains $5,000,000 in inventory. So shoppers are quick to head to a Lowes store when they need hardware items, home and garden essentials, appliances, or any of the thousands of other items sold in these massive big box stores.
But many shoppers often forget the high number of customer injury accidents each year in Lowes stores across the country. With stores reaching nearly the size of two football fields, it is almost impossible to prevent common hazards like water spilled on the floor, oil or other liquids from leaking out of damaged containers, and small items falling to the floor only to result in a customer suffering an injury when they slip and fall or trip and fall.
If you have recently suffered an injury while shopping in a Lowes Hardware store, the staff at DTLA Law Group is here to provide the information you need to make wise choices. Our team is available 24/7 to ensure you have a reliable resource when you are worried about your rights as a personal injury victim or how you will afford the medical care needed for your Lowes accident injuries. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the DTLA Law Group today to request a free consultation with a skilled and experienced Lowes personal injury lawyer to discuss the details of your case and determine if a Lowes accident injury lawsuit is the solution you need to overcome the challenges of your injuries and losses.
Understanding If You Have Grounds For A Lowes Hardware Accident Injury Lawsuit
Suffering a personal injury can be very stressful. Then, as you try to sort through all that has happened, you begin to wonder if the accident was genuinely your fault or if there is reason for you to explore a lawsuit against Lowes. This is very common, and one of the first questions most Lowes accident injury victims ask when they contact DTLA Law Group for guidance.
The answer to your ability or legal right to sue Lowes for your injuries requires a little understanding of premises liability and duty of care. These legal guidelines are in place to protect consumers when they are in a store or other location outside their homes. The basic premise is that property and business owners are obligated to customers to deliver a safe environment. So in your case, Lowes must maintain their stores with a specific level of care and safety. That level is the same care the average prudent person would provide. So any Lowe employee can easily apply common sense and follow the same housekeeping and maintenance processes they would at home.
For example, if you see water on the floor, mop it up. This is how the average person would react to ensure the safety of others in the house, store, or any location. In addition, if the staff at Lowes fail to meet this basic level of care, they can be found negligent in their duty of care. Finally, if that negligence is determined to be the cause of your Lowes injuries, the store could be liable for your losses and expenses created by the injuries.
You will have the opportunity to discuss the concept of duty of care and your legal right to sue Lowes during your free consultation with a DTLA Law Group personal injury lawyer. They will advise you if a lawsuit is an option for you and how to proceed if that is the best choice to meet your needs.
The Average Value Of A Lowes Hardware Accident Injury Cases Settlement
Many potential clients contact DTLA Law Group for a free consultation because of their overwhelming concern about the debt created by their Lowes injuries. Some already have significant medical expenses and know they are unable to return to work in the near future. At the same time, others worry that they might never fully recover from the injuries they sustained at Lowes. So it is very common for them to ask many questions regarding the potential settlement amount for a Lowes personal injury lawsuit.
The first piece of information all personal injury victims must understand is that there are no pre-determined values for personal injury cases. Each claim value is determined by evaluating the expenses and losses of the victim, as well as the severity of their injuries and the time needed to reach a full recovery. You will be guided through this process by the staff at DTLA Law Group to ensure you provide all the receipts and documentation needed to request complete compensation for your allowable expenses, which typically include:
- All medical expenses related to the incident at Lowes, which includes care for all physical, mental, and emotional trauma sustained and can account for future medical care that is deemed essential for your fullest recovery
- The value of any personal property that was damaged or destroyed in the Lowes injury accident
- Your lost income if your injuries prevented you from working while you recovered from your injuries
- The cost of your legal fees from DTLA Law Group for the preparation and litigation of your Lowes Hardware accident injury lawsuit
If your injuries are severe and require a lengthy recovery, a dollar amount to compensate you for your pain and suffering will typically be added to the claim amount. The amount will increase if you have been diagnosed with a permanent or partial disability due to the injuries you sustained at Lowes Hardware. Your DTLA Law Group legal team will provide the most robust amount possible for pain and suffering or a long-term disability based on their extensive background in similar cases.
The Average Settlement For Lowes Hardware Accident Injury Cases
It is imperative that you understand that the injuries and losses you suffered at Lowes will directly impact the amount of your Lowes Hardware accident injury settlement. The more severe and long-lasting the effects of the injuries, the more considerable the settlement amount. So a case with only minor injuries and medical expenses could settle for $3,000 to $5,000. However, a case where the victim suffers extensive injuries and massive medical costs could result in a $250,000 to $1,000,000 or more settlement.
Your DTLA Law Group Lowes Hardware accident injury lawyer has handled many cases related to injuries suffered at a Lowes store. They will use that experience and the details of your losses and expenses to ensure you receive the most robust settlement possible for your Lowes accident injuries.
Common Accidents Occurring At Lowes Hardware Stores In California And The Potential Settlement Values
Large hardware stores with countless shelves loaded with items from the size of a small fitting to a huge appliance mean that a host of injury accidents can occur in Lowes. And each of those accidents can result in various injuries with varying levels of severity. Some of the more common accidents Lowes shoppers should be on the lookout for include:
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- Slip and fall accidents lead the pack for most Lowes stores. These accidents can be caused by a spilled drink not mopped up, a leaking container of oil or another liquid, or leaking or malfunctioning plumbing fixtures. The injuries sustained in these accidents vary, but the most severe can result in a settlement of $100,000 to over $2,000,000.
- Trip and fall injuries are almost as common as slip and fall incidents and can be caused by any object that has fallen to the floor, a pallet sticking out in the walkway, or a stray hose or wire on the floor. These claims tend to have similar settlement amounts to slip and fall injuries and could reach the multi-million dollar level for the most severe injuries.
- Falling objects of any size can cause massive damage to the victim’s head, face, neck, back, or spinal cord. As such, these cases can have higher settlement amounts for significant injuries with life-long implications. The high end of these case settlements is nearly $3M.
- Assault and battery cases can involve a store employee or another customer as the aggressor. Physical injuries can range from minor to life-threatening, including added mental and emotional damage. The value of these settlements typically caps out at around several million dollars.
The staff at DTLA Law Group understands the stress and pain you have endured due to your injuries at a Lowes Hardware store. And we are here to provide the expert guidance and assistance you need to ensure justice is served. We offer our expertise to all Lowes injury victims with no upfront legal fees required. We only get paid after you have the settlement you deserve for the injuries you suffered. So you don’t need to feel added pressure to find a way to pay more bills when you should be focused on your recovery. And if we fail to win your case, you owe us nothing.
Please get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to learn more about our staff’s expert Lowes Hardware personal injury lawyers and how they can help you get the settlement you need to move past this traumatic time.