You’re shopping— in a “big box” or warehouse store—and you find yourself surrounded by floor-to ceiling stacks of merchandise. It’s an accident waiting to happen—and maybe this has happened to you. If you’ve been injured by falling merchandise in a Florida store there is a very good chance, that with the right injury lawyer by your side, you have a claim to receive money to compensate for the losses you’ve suffered.
Types of Injuries Caused by Merchandise Falling in a Store
In Florida, we see many injuries caused by merchandise falling on someone in a store including
- Concussions and other head injuries
- Contusions and lacerations
- Spinal injuries
- Herniated discs
- Fractured bones
- Injuries to the tendons and ligaments
What to Do When You are Injured in a Big Box Store
If you’ve been injured by falling merchandise in a big box store in Florida, if you can, use your cell phone camera to take pictures of the area. Ask for names and contact information of witnesses who saw what happened. And, file a report with the store, either immediately after the incident or soon afterward.
Get Help from a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
The next step is to get help from a seasoned Florida personal injury lawyer without delay, as the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. You want to speak to a lawyer who handles personal injury claims exclusively. He or she has the knowledge and resources to investigate the circumstances of your accident while evidence is still available and to bring in any experts necessary to prove your claim.
Have You Been Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident?
If you've been hurt in a slip and fall accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 727.446.0840 to schedule your free consultation.