Did you Suffer an Injury at Home Depot Due To Employee/Store Negligence? Talk to an attorney today.
Retailers, such as Home Depot, that sell home improvement and construction products and services, attract thousands of customers each day. Home Depot is the largest retailer of home improvement in the United States. Operating out of warehouse-style buildings, and with 2,248 locations and 371,000 employees, Home Depot experiences a high volume of customers, which can cause employees to fail to notice spills, and obstacles that can lead to slips, trips and falls by consumers who can become injured. Home Depot stores have a duty to maintain the safety of its customers while they are shopping on their premises. If you suffered an injury at a Home Depot store due to the negligence of its employees, call Chalik & Chalik Law Firm at 855-529-0269 for a free consultation with an attorney.
What Sort of Injuries Have Home Depot Shoppers Sustained?
Fortunately, the majority of slip and fall accidents at retailers such as Home Depot do not result in severe or life-threatening injuries. However, critical injuries can take place as a result of slipping and falling on food, liquids or cleaning supplies that have been spilled.
In addition, slip and trip accidents can occur due to unsafe conditions, such as the presence of defective equipment, chairs, etc., or wet/slippery floors. Furthermore, merchandise are frequently stacked high, and employees often operate forklifts while customers are shopping, thereby creating a very dangerous environment for consumers.
If you suffered a severe injury in the store due to the negligence of an employee of Home Depot, you may have a valid case to obtain compensation for your injury and to help in your recovery.
Here are some common kinds of injuries suffered as a result of slip and fall accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken hips
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Injuries to the spine
If you suffered these or similar severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident at Home Depot, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation is similar to that of other personal injury cases, and could include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Possible future medical expenses
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Home Depot
1. Seek medical attention right away for your injury.
2. Do not sign any forms from the management at Home Depot or from anyone acting on their behalf, such as their attorneys or insurance company, until you have communicated with an attorney.
3. Do not try to represent yourself when filing a claim against them. Call Chalik & Chalik, and hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you.