Dollar Tree is an American chain of discount variety stores that has items selling for $1 or less. It is a Fortune 500 company with its headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia. With 13,600 stores in 48 U.S. states and Canada, and more than 145,000 employees, it is frequented by thousands of customers on a daily basis. Because of the large amount of customers who visit the store, employees are likely to fail to notice all of the spills, or obstacles, that can cause customers to slip, trip and fall. Dollar Tree employees have a responsibility to make certain that its customers are safe while they are on the store’s premises. If you suffered an injury while you were shopping in Dollar Tree, call our Fort Luaderdale personal injury lawyers, Chalik & Chalik at 855-529-0269 for a complimentary consultation with an attorney.
What Kind of Injuries Have Dollar Tree Customers Sustained?
The majority of slip and fall accidents at Dollar Tree do not result in serious or life-threatening injuries. However, sometimes customers can suffer severe injuries. For example, there may be obstacles in shopping aisles, such as boxes, food and ladders that can cause customers to trip and fall. Or there may be doors at the entrance and exit that are improperly maintained.
If you suffered severe injuries while shopping at Dollar Tree because of the negligence of its employees, you may have a cause of action against the store. You may be able to secure compensation for your injury.
Among the usual kinds of injuries that are suffered in slip and fall accidents are:
- Torn muscles
- Fractured ankles
- Disc injuries
- Brain damage due to head trauma
If you have suffered these or similar slip and fall injuries at Dollar Tree, you may be able to obtain compensation. This compensation is similar to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and could include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship / loss of consortium
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Dollar Tree:
- Seek medical treatment immediately for your injury.
- Do not sign any forms from Dollar Tree management or anyone representing them, including their attorneys and insurance company representatives until you have consulted an attorney.
- Do not file a claim against them on your own. Call Chalik & Chalik, and have an experienced personal injury attorney represent you.