Injuries Caused by Falling Merchandise

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury as a result of falling merchandise? Did the accident occur at a "big box" retailer, warehouse store, grocery store or other retail outlet? Did the accident result in an injury such as a laceration, brain injury or neck/spinal cord damage? At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, our Columbia personal injury attorneys represent clients injured due to falling merchandise, with the aggressive approach that they need. When a customer is injured due to falling merchandise they may be entitled to full legal compensation to include pain and suffering, lost wages and payment of medical bills.

Scenarios that Can Result in an Injury

There are many examples of stores stacking heavy or sharp cornered boxes high up on shelves, where they are difficult to retrieve by customers and employees. When these objects fall, serious injury or even death may result. It is important for you to know that retail and warehouse stores owe their customers a legal duty to maintain reasonably safe shopping conditions. This duty may be violated when the stores negligently shelve and stack merchandise which creates a dangerous condition. Causes for falling merchandise accidents may include the following among others:

  • Improperly stacked merchandise on high shelves
  • Heavy or dangerous merchandise stored too high
  • Employee conduct causing merchandise to fall
  • Broken or unstable shelving systems

The type of merchandise, the type and height of the shelf and the negligence of the store's employees all factor into determining responsibility for injuries as a result of falling merchandise.

Pursuing Damages in Columbia, South Carolina

Often times the store's insurance company will reject falling merchandise claims or will try to mislead injured customers as to their liability for their injury or amount of compensation available. As an injury law firm we know the law and what money our clients are entitled to. We stand up and fight for injured people. There is no charge to speak with our office about your falling merchandise case. To schedule your free consultation, contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer at our office today. Serious falling merchandise cases are screened and accepted in all South Carolina counties.

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