Falling Merchandise Injury Claims Lawyer
If you shop at large warehouse stores, you have seen the towering shelves of merchandise that can be stacked high within the store. Everything from lumber and building supplies to cases of canned goods and sundries can be bought at these large stores. Owners and managers of these stores have a duty to ensure these tall shelves are safely secured to avoid merchandise shifting or falling on customers. If you have been hit and injured by merchandise in a retail store, you may be eligible to seek compensation in a premises liability case. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is the falling merchandise injury claim lawyer you can trust in Duluth, GA.
Warehouse stores are able to sell merchandise at a lower price by combining their sales floor and warehouse into one location. Items are stacked high, often 10-20 feet or higher, with shelves extending up toward the ceiling. While this is an efficient design, it can pose a risk to employees and customers if the merchandise is not properly stacked or secured on these high shelves. If an item, or entire pallet of items, falls from above, it can severely injure anyone standing in the aisle below.
Warehouse Store Shelving Accidents
It doesn’t take a large item falling from several feet above you to cause a serious injury. If you are hit on the head by an item, it can cause head trauma, even a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, warehouse store shelving accidents rarely involve one item falling. It can be an entire plastic-wrapped pallet of items that can cause serious crushing injuries, including fractures, internal damage and even death.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a falling merchandise injury, you may be entitled to seek substantial compensation for your injury in a premises liability lawsuit. If you live in Georgia, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC to discuss your injury claim during a free legal consultation.