Slip And Fall On Hydraulic Fluid At HOME DEPOT Lawyer
Hydraulic fluid is a thick oil-based material used for lubrication and power transmission in hydraulic hoses. Because it is used in lubricating equipment, motors, and other devices with moving parts, you can grasp how slippery the product is and how it could be hazardous when spilled or dripped on a floor. And when spilled or leaked on a smooth concrete floor, such as the ones in most HOME DEPOT stores, the potential for slip and fall accidents increases significantly.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident due to hydraulic fluid on the floor of HOME DEPOT, don’t hesitate to contact the DTLA Law Group today. Our staff is available 24/7 to assist you with time-sensitive questions and schedule a free consultation with one of our slip and fall personal injury lawyers. At that time, we can discuss your case, the specifics of how and where you fell, and how the HOME DEPOT company could be liable for your injuries and financially accountable for your medical bills and other losses due to the slip and fall on hydraulic fluid in a HOME DEPOT store in California.
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Premises Liability And The Care Of A Public Store
Premises liability is the area of the law that describes and dictates the level of care and safety that property owners much provide for guests. These laws cover all public locations like the HOME DEPOT store where you feel and private property. The purpose of these laws is to maintain a basic level of safety for the general public and any guests on a property.
Property owners must provide a level of care considered prudent by the average person. So in the case of HOME DEPOT, they are required to keep the store safe from known hazards, such as a slippery, oily liquid spilled or dripped on their concrete floors. And if there is a spill of hydraulic fluid or any other liquid on the floor, they are required to mark the hazard, attempt to close off access to the space, and clean up the spill as quickly as possible.
In addition, it is prudent to inspect the rest of the floors in the store for any hydraulic fluid that could have been tracked on other patrons’ shoes to create additional unsafe areas. If the store managers do not handle any hydraulic fluid spill or leakage in this manner, they could be considered negligent in their duty of care to the people visiting the store. And if they are determined to be negligent, the store is financially responsible for any damages the safety issues create, such as your medical bills and lost wages.
Any Fall Could Result In Severe Injuries
It is not uncommon to feel some immediate pain when you suffer a fall. However, the adrenaline and shock of the incident can quickly mask any severe pain. So you might assume that all you suffered were bumps and bruises. However, that is not always the case. And the only way to know the actual severity of your injuries is to seek a medical evaluation. Sadly, what first appears to be a minor fall can result in serious injuries, including:
Spinal cord and back injuries
Neck and head injuries
Fractures or broken bones
Joint injuries, including dislocations
Damage to soft tissue, including strains and tears
The personal injury experts at DTLA Law Group recommend that any time you suffer a slip and fall injury, you seek a medical evaluation to ensure that you have no masked injuries and that your injuries are all documented if you file a lawsuit in the future to secure the compensation you deserve for your slip and fall injuries.
What To Do When You Slip And Fall On Hydraulic Fluid At HOME DEPOT
Medical care is always the priority after a slip and fall injury. If you fear that you are severely hurt, call 911 and move as little as possible until first responders can arrive to evaluate your condition. Also, ask someone with you or another patron to notify the store manager of your slip and fall incident. If your injuries appear to be less severe, gathering the information that could be very beneficial if you decide to move forward with a lawsuit against HOME DEPOT is still essential.
Make sure you speak to the store manager and ask to complete an accident report. Also, ask the manager to provide you with a copy of the complete accident report with their comments and notes included. It can be beneficial to have the manager’s contact information in case you have questions or issues when speaking to the corporate office, lawyers, or insurance representatives for HOME DEPOT.
Get the contact information for any witnesses to the slip and fall accident. Ask them to write a statement about what they saw and email it to you for future reference.
Take pictures of the area where you fell. If you have someone with you, ask that they take photos before you even get up from the floor. This will help to record all the details of your fall and can help explain some of your injuries later. Then get pictures of the floor, the hydraulic fluid spill or drips on the floor, and any items you might have impacted when you fell, such as shelving or merchandise that could have contributed to your injuries. Be sure to get these pictures before the store manager has the spill cleaned up.
When you get home, bag all of the clothes you are wearing and your shoes without washing them. The hydraulic fluid on them could be significant in proving your case against HOME DEPOT if they try to claim the fall was not their fault.
Get a complete medical evaluation of any injuries you have suffered to ensure you get the medical treatment you need and that the injuries are documented for your lawsuit.
Finally, contact the DTLA Law Group to discuss your case and the lawsuit’s merit at your free consultation.
What Is The Time Frame For A Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against Home Depot?
There is no way to know how long any legal proceeding will last, especially a lawsuit against a large company like HOME DEPOT. So it is vital to seek legal counsel as quickly as possible. The staff at DTLA Law Group will help you understand how to move forward with a lawsuit to ensure that you get the complete compensation you deserve for your injuries due to a slip and fall on hydraulic fluid in a HOME DEPOT store.
In addition, we will work with you to ensure that the case is filed with the court system within the two-year Statute of Limitations for all personal injury lawsuits in California. Understand that if you try to work with the lawyers and insurance companies representing HOME DEPOT, they are only focused on their client’s best interest. And if they can hinder you from filing your case within the two-year time limit, you will lose your right to seek compensation from their client.
What Is A Slip And Fall Lawsuit Against Home Depot Worth?
All lawsuits are based on the expenses and losses of the injury victim. In this case, you have a right to seek compensation for all of your medical expenses related to your slip and fall injuries. In addition, you can request reimbursement for your lost wages if you were unable to work while recovering. The final typical compensation is the reimbursement of your legal expenses for the lawsuit. In addition, you can request payment for the pain and suffering you endured due to your injuries.
Why Select The DTLA Law Group To Represent You?
The team at DTLA Law Group is here to ensure that injury victims like yourself have the expert representation needed to take on the lawyers representing huge companies like HOME DEPOT. We also understand that not every injury victim is in a position to pay for their legal services upfront. So we offer our expert care with no out of pocket expenses or upfront payments required. Instead, we only get paid after we secure the verdict or compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
In addition, we believe that we deserve nothing if we fail to win your case. So you owe us nothing if we do not achieve our goal of winning your case and getting you the money you need for your bills and expenses related to your slip and fall injuries at HOME DEPOT. So please, never feel intimidated or forced to take any meager offer made to you on behalf of HOME DEPOT. Instead, contact the personal injury experts at DTLA Law Group and know that we will fight relentlessly to protect your right to full and fair compensation for your injuries in a HOME DEPOT store. And we will never back down or be intimidated by their legal team, the size of the corporation, or the intimation that you have no chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
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