Large Warehouse Accidents can happen anywhere, from airports to restaurants, from grocery stores to motels. But more and more often, the “big box” warehouse stores like Walmart, Lowe’s, BJ’s COSTCO and Home Depot are the sight of avoidable accidents that leave customers with severe back, shoulder, head and foot injuries.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., PC we believe these stores should be held accountable when accidents are caused by a failure to correct open and obvious problems that cause danger to patrons. If you have been injured in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident at one of these warehouse-type establishments, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering.
For assistance with your trip and fall accident , call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. today at (212) 240-9465 for a free consultation.
We represent accident victims in all of NYC, Suffolk County, Nassau County and Westchester.
It’s no surprise that stores like Walmart, Lowe’s, COSTCO, BJ’s and Home Depot have a high number of avoidable accidents. These warehouse stores attract thousands of consumers each day, often in all kinds of inclement weather tracking water, ice or snow onto slick concrete floors. The potential for trip and fall accidents may be magnified by the mad dash of customers on days when special sales events are taking place. The sheer size of these stores increases the likelihood that employees will not notice hazardous spills resulting in broken bones or head and back injuries to an innocent shopper.
The layouts of the warehouse-style retail stores create another risk for shoppers — that of falling merchandise. Open warehouse layouts, high shelving and moving equipment, including forklifts, push carts and rolling ladders, combining to create the huge potential for serious injuries when products fall from high shelves. In some falling merchandise cases, customers have suffered severe injuries to their head, feet, neck, back or shoulders.
What Causes Merchandise to Fall?
Items on high shelves can be stacked recklessly so they can easily come loose, and a customer or employee may move an item that was keeping another product safely in place. Whatever the reason for these incidents, hundreds of complaints about falling merchandise have been filed in recent years, especially against Wal-Mart, COSTCO and other big-box retailers.
Our NYC Store Accident Lawyers Can Help You Today
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident at Walmart, BJ’s, COSTCO, Lowe’s, Home Depot, or any other warehouse style store, you must prove that the store was negligent before you can recover money for your injuries. Working with an NYC personal injury attorney who understands slip and fall or falling merchandise cases can greatly improve your chances of obtaining a successful outcome.
Consult with an experienced trip and fall accident lawyer before you speak with an insurance company representative. Insurance firms must reduce their costs to stay in business, so they will offer a settlement that represents their best interests — not yours. Call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC today at (212) 240-9465 before speaking with insurance company personnel and before accepting any offer of settlement. Our firm will provide a free consultation regarding your potential claim. Our personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not receive a fee unless you receive monetary compensation.