Falling Merchandise Injury Claims Lawyer
Go to any warehouse store and you are likely to see shelving hundreds of feet in the air, stacked with merchandise. Buying in bulk and storing items in the store versus a separate warehouse can reduce costs, both for the stores and their customers. However, the design of these stores can cause safety issues when merchandise is not secured. When items fall off these high shelves, serious injuries can occur to customers looking for a great deal.
Imagine a pallet of green beans or flooring tile falling at a big box store. If anyone is under this merchandise, they can be crushed under hundreds of pounds. Even lightweight items can be dangerous when they fall several or more feet. It only takes a temporary lapse in safety procedures to put customers and employees at risk. A fork lift error or lack of restraints can allow merchandise to shift or fall, jeopardizing anyone below.
Warehouse Store Injury Accidents
When a warehouse store has merchandise fall and cause a serious injury, it is usually a clear case of premises liability. These stores have insurance to cover injuries that occur due to unsafe conditions. A wet floor that causes a slip or fall injury is an example of premises liability. Falling merchandise injuries are covered under the same insurance, but it is important to have an attorney to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Insurance companies for large retail stores are for-profit businesses. They make money by paying out as little as possible on insurance claims. If you or a family member are injured by falling merchandise in a Georgia retail store, contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown. We offer free consultations to discuss your claim. We can advise you on your options. If we handle your case, we will fight to get the highest award possible for your claim.