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Homestead Falling Merchandise

Falling merchandise in a store or business can be extremely dangerous and can lead to head injuries, child injuries, and other injuries in Homestead or your community. If you enter a store, restaurant, or other business property, you of course expect that the property owner has taken the proper precautions to make the property safe for you.

If a property owner is negligent and you have been injured on a business premises, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. You may have a legal claim and your case may be worth more than you think.

Negligence Often Leads to Head Injuries and Other Injuries on Business Property

Merchandise may fall for a number of reasons:

  • Staff do not pick up debris and merchandise that customers have pulled from the shelves
  • Merchandise is not correctly stored or secured on shelves
  • Merchandise is overloaded on shelves and display units, causing overflow
  • The nature of the merchandise may require closed display cases or different storage solutions to prevent falling merchandise
  • Shelving units and display units are not securely attached to the wall, leading to movement and falling merchandise
  • A store or business property is overcrowded, leading to falling merchandise from customers and others brushing up against the shelves and the items on them

Property owners are expected to keep their businesses safe for visitors and for customers. Obviously, this means that property owners should take care to prevent falling merchandise. This may mean choosing safer display units and shelves or securing merchandise and shelves correctly to reduce the chance of falling merchandise. It can also mean that business property owners need to be more careful to hire staff who will pick up any possible falling merchandise and other debris.

Have You Suffered a Serious Injury?

Falling merchandise is more than just a nuisance. It can lead to serious injuries, including traumatic head injuries. A heavy object falling from a shelf can cause severe concussions or other head injuries that can leave a person with permanent injuries and unable to work for months or even years. The cost of such an injury for the victim can be catastrophic. A serious head injury in Homestead can cost $100,000 or more in the first year in surgery and medical treatment alone. Spinal cord injuries can result in similarly high costs. Even a simple fracture, however, can up to thousands of dollars in lost income and doctor’s bills.

If someone's recklessness or negligence has caused your injuries, you have the right to seek a legal compensation under Florida law. Keep in mind that if you do not seek compensation, you may end up paying for much of your injury costs yourself – even if those costs prove to be very high.

Are you ready to seek justice in your case? Contact Flaxman Law Group to review your situation and to get advice about your compensation options. Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and have secured more than $100 million in compensation on behalf of plaintiffs. To put this experience to work for you, contact Flaxman Law Group today.