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Slipping, Sliding, and Falling at Lowe’s.

Slip and fall Personal Injuries.

Did you know that among the most common types of injuries experienced by people are caused by slipping, tripping and falling?  According to the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries range from minor, to serious (meaning days off from work), to catastrophic fatality.  In 2016, slips and falls in the retail trade alone accounted for over 29 thousand injuries and at least 49 deaths.  Among the most common places to experience an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall is in a big box home improvement store such as Lowe’s.  From a wet or icy parking lot to slippery floors in the store you are at risk for a serious injury.  Materials inside the store are often strewn in the path of the shopper and someone intent on finding an item on the shelves has a substantial chance of encountering a serious fall.

The types of injuries incurred from falls in a typical big box store environment are sprains and strains, broken bones, and even death.  And a substantial portion of these events is under-reported by the industry.  Falls are not uncommon, from employees to customers many people have experienced debilitating and life-altering injuries.

Falling at a Lowe’s store.

Lowe’s is one of the leading home improvement stores in the United States.  It was founded in the 1940s in North Carolina.   Originally it was a local hardware store.  Over the years it has grown into a retail home improvement giant.  In virtually every state in the United States, you will find several Lowe’s stores in the larger cities and surrounding communities.  These stores serve a valuable function as a one-stop shopping area for the needs of the homeowner and well as construction contractors.  In Los Angeles, there is a large population of Lowe’s stores.

Lowe’s customers generally find their visit to be helpful and positive. But, in some cases, customers have become seriously injured or even suffered death in a Lowe’s store.  Among the most common customer injuries while visiting Lowe’s is caused by a slip or fall.  This can take place in the parking lot or inside the store itself.  As the floors are smooth concrete, and the aisles stuffed with random products, this is not surprising.  If you fall and hit your head, the chances of a traumatic brain injury are exceptionally high.

If you or a loved one has experienced a fall at a Lowe’s, even though it may not have resulted in a serious injury, you may have a solid case for suing Lowe’s.  Do you want to explore your options for initiating a lawsuit against Lowe’s?  Then you need to contact a lawyer immediately.

At The Injury Firm, we have experienced attorneys specializing in slip and fall litigation.  We can help you look at the options available to you.  If you are curious about starting to think about the following

Can I sue Lowe’s for a fall?

The Injury FIrm can ensure you get the best legal advice available.  Lowe’s stores have been found to be negligent in regard to customer injuries on numerous occasions.  And we know we can help you, plus your consultation is free.  This means there is no risk to you.

How can I sue Lowe’s if I fall in their store?

When you contact The Injury Firm, you can trust us to answer all your questions.  If you have had a fall in a Lowe’s store you owe it to yourself to find out if you have a case.  The Injury Firms’ free consultation is a no-obligation service.  We are here to help you.  The sooner you contact us the sooner we can put your mind at ease.

The nature of slip and fall personal Injuries.

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents in the United States.  They can occur at any time and in any place.  Slip and falls are not confined to any one industry and can happen at any time.  Many causes exist for this type of accident and many types of injuries can result.  If you have suffered any of the following injuries while shopping at a Lowe’s store then you may be eligible for compensation: Injuries to your ankle, foot, back, hands, neck, wrist, etc.  Of course, if a loved one has suffered a severe life-altering injury of even death then you should contact The Injury Firm immediately.  Your well being is our first priority.

Types of compensation.

If you incur lost earnings, medical bills, pain, and suffering, just to name a few, then your chance of successful litigation is quite high.  The Injury Firm will help you explore your best options for holding Lowe’s accountable.

What should I do immediately after a slip and fall incident?

Your very first action should be to immediately document your accident.  This means you or a family member need to take pictures of where the incident happened and, if possible, the direct cause of the accident.  In other words, if you slipped on a wet floor, tripped over a misplaced bucket then you need to ensure these items are visually documented.

Next Steps.

The first thing you or a friend or family member needs to do is ask any witnesses if they will acknowledge the accident.  Get names and phone numbers.

If you or your family member are very seriously injured you need to get to a medical care facility immediately.  People who have hit their heads but “feel fine” have been known to die due to a lack of medical attention.  Seeking medical help is critical after any potential injurious fall.

The very next thing you need to do is to file an incident report with the store’s manager.  Do not neglect this action as it provides critical documentation related to your injury.  Be sure to retain a copy of your incident report.  You will need all the documentation you can get for your files.

Then contact The Injury Firm.  Our expert attorneys will be there to guide and support you every step of the way.  Don’t hesitate, immediate consultation means that you consider your injuries serious enough to warrant the advice of a lawyer.

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