Big Lots stores can offer you brand-name merchandise at discount prices in Florida. These bargains can draw in a lot of customers. However, it’s also easy for potential hazards to be overlooked by busy employees, which can increase the odds that a slip and fall accident will occur in a Big Lots.
You could suffer serious injuries if you slip and fall while shopping. You may even be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. The professionals at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can help you secure full damages to cover your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages at work
- Lost earning potential
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
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The Facts About Big Lots Stores
There are over 1,400 Big Lots stores operating around the country. The company has grown tremendously from its first store, which opened in 1967 in Columbus, Ohio. The company is still based out of Ohio today.
Big Lots was initially called Odd Lots. Big Lots operated briefly in Canada, before shutting down its stores north of the border. Currently, Big Lots only has stores in the U.S.
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Risks Associated with Shopping at Big Lots
Big Lots is a discount store that frequently changes stock. These stores are often very large, with crowded aisles that contain as much merchandise as they can hold. This design can encourage slip and fall accidents if:
- Items fall off shelves and land in the aisles
- Products spill or break, leaving wet spots on the floor
- Certain areas of the store are poorly lit
Big Lots property owners have a legal responsibility to protect their customers from hazards within the store. They are required to remove hazards promptly once they become aware that a risk exists. They may also need to warn customers of a potential hazard. Failure to follow these steps can make them liable for your accident.
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Common Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be very dangerous, especially in stores like Big Lots that generally have concert flooring. If you fall hard, you could end up:
- Breaking a bone in your arms or legs
- Experiencing a back or spinal cord injury
- Facing an injury to your head or brain
You may need to contact a slip and fall accident lawyer right away after you are injured. You should speak with a legal professional before you sign anything offered to you by a Big Lots representative, before you take any deals for payment, and before you discuss your accident on social media.
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Other Steps to Take After a Big Lots Slip and Fall Accident
Jason and Debi Chalik can offer you professional help after you slip and fall in a Big Lots store. You should seek additional help by getting medical treatment for your injuries quickly. Official records for medical treatment can help your lawyer show that your injuries were caused by your slip and fall accident.
You should also report your accident to a store employee before you leave Big Lots. It can be best to report the accident to the store manager. This way, your slip and fall accident can be properly documented, proving that you were in the store at the time that you fell.
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Big Lots Premises Liability Claims
In many cases, you can get the compensation you need to recover from a slip and fall accident by filing a premises liability claim. This claim can help you get full compensation for your medical expenses, time off work, and other losses. Jason and Debi Chalik can build your claim by:
- Investigating the scene of your accident
- Questioning all eyewitnesses
- Requesting video surveillance footage of your accident
- Going over your medical records
We can negotiate with Big Lots insurance agents to bring you a fair settlement offer. We are even ready to take your claim to court here in Florida if insurance agents refuse to provide you with the compensation you deserve.
Get Help from a Big Lots Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Individuals who get professional help are more likely to get full compensation after a Big Lots slip and fall accident. Put yourself in good hands by contacting the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik now. Our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at Big Lots in Florida can offer you a free consultation. Just call (855) 529-0269 or complete our online contact form to get started.
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