Ross Dress for Less is an off-price retail store that sells clothing, home items, shoes, and more to customers in Florida. Many people visit their local Ross store looking for a good deal on the products they need around the house.
While many trips to Ross are completed without any issues, this is not always the case. Hazards in a Ross store can easily lead to a slip and fall accident, resulting in injuries that require immediate medication treatment.
You could be able to get compensation for your medical expenses and other losses if you were hurt in a Ross store. The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can help you build your claim. Call 855-529-0269 to speak with our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at Ross in Florida.
Information About Ross Dress for Less Stores
The first Ross store opened in the year 1950, in the state of California. Currently, there are around 1,400 Ross stores operational in 37 states. Ross Stores, Inc., the company that operates Ross Dress for Less, had a revenue of $11.94 billion in 2015.
This large revenue stream may lead you to believe that it will be easy to get the compensation you need after a slip and fall accident in a Ross store. Unfortunately, this is frequently not the case. Ross works with powerful insurance agents who can work to deny you the compensation you need. They may claim that you were responsible for your slip and fall accident by arguing that:
- You ignored warning signs that indicated hazards.
- You entered an area of the store that was closed to customers.
- You were not paying attention to what you were doing.
- You were wearing unsafe or inappropriate footwear.
A slip and fall lawyer can help you stand up to these claims. Make sure you contact the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik before you speak with any representatives for Ross Dress for Less to keep your case strong.
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Reasons Slip and Fall Accidents Happen in Ross Stores
Many slip and fall accidents in Ross Dress for Less stores are a result of a wet or damp floor. Floors may be dangerously slick if:
- They were recently mopped.
- It is raining outside the store.
- A product leaks or spills on the floor.
You could also slip and fall on objects left in aisles around the store. Even cracked or damaged floors can lead to a serious accident in Florida.
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Results of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
A slip and fall accident can leave you with severe injuries. Many times, when an individual slips and falls in a Ross store they hit:
- A hard floor.
- A clothing rack.
- A display case.
Falling into these objects can result in cuts, abrasions, broken bones, and serious injuries to your head, neck, and back. It is important that you seek medical care for your injuries as quickly as possible. You can only get compensation for injuries caused by your slip and fall accident.
Insurance agents can try to claim that your injuries were not actually caused by your accident. Official medical records detailing the treatment you received can help demonstrate that your accident was responsible for any injuries you sustained. You should also document your slip and fall accident by reporting it to an employee at the store.
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Demonstrating Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents
In order to secure your maximum compensation after a slip and fall accident in a Ross Dress for Less store, your lawyer will need to prove that:
- The slip and fall accident caused your injuries.
- The slip and fall accident was the result of a hazard in the store.
- The property owners knew about the hazard.
- The property owners did not repair the hazard despite knowing it existed.
Jason and Debi Chalik can work to establish these facts by investigating the scene of your accident and speaking with any witnesses who saw you fall. They can also request video surveillance tapes from the Ross Dress for Less store where you fell. These video records may show what caused your accident.
If you’re severely injured, you may need a slip and fall lawyer in Florida to gather evidence to build a strong claim for you. We can work aggressively to get you the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages at work, and any pain or suffering you’ve experienced.
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Speak with a Lawyer About a Ross Slip and Fall Accident
An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Ross in Florida can help you get compensation if you are hurt after slipping and falling. The professionals at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can provide you with legal advice right now. Get a free consultation by completing our online contact form or calling 855-529-0269.
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