Falling merchandise in a store or business can cause serious injuries to employees, visitors, and customers. Falling merchandise can create debris that can pose a tripping hazard and can cause accidents. It can also directly strike customers and employees, causing head injuries and other serious injuries.
If you have been injured on a business premises in Hollywood or any South Florida city, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. Flaxman Law Group attorneys have already helped thousands of personal injury plaintiffs and are always willing to listen to an injured person to offer legal advice. You can reach the Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night to reach a live operator.Preventing Injuries Caused by Falling Merchandise
There are many things that business owners can do to prevent falling merchandise:
- Do not exceed weight limits of shelving and display cases
- Set up display cases and shelving correctly
- Check for structural integrity of displays
- Attach tall shelves and units to the wall securely
- Secure merchandise on shelves correctly
- Provide ladders and steps for employees to reach merchandise easily
- Use lower shelves and display cases for safety
- Periodically check the business premises for dislodged merchandise and other dangerous conditions and react appropriately
- Place signs up warning customers to get help reaching items on high shelves
- Place heavier and bulkier items closer to the ground
While business owners are not legally obligated to do all of the above, they are expected to take reasonable precautions such as these to keep employees and patrons safe. When business owners fail to do so and injuries result, victims may have a legal claim.What to Do if you Have Been Injured
If you have been injured on a business property, you may have a premises liability claim in Hollywood, a workers compensation claim, or another type of claim depending on your situation. Your first priority will be to get medical attention but you will also want to quickly seek legal advice about your situation.
A personal injury attorney in Hollywood can review the situation and can help you get answers about what has caused your accident. If someone was responsible for your injury, an attorney can help you file a legal claim so that you can hold those parties liable for your injuries. An attorney can also help you seek fair compensation so that you do not have to pay all your medical bills and all the other many high costs of an accident of your own pocket.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that negligent property owners should be held accountable if their recklessness leads to injury. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience pursuing negligent parties and helping injury victims get compensation for their injuries. Our legal staff also have a reputation for offering the compassionate and professional legal services that clients demand. If you would like to know what can be done in your case, contact Flaxman Law Group today to arrange a free, no obligation consultation to talk about your case.