Securing Compensation for a Premises Liability Claim
Walmart is the one-stop shop for pretty much anything you need, from groceries to steering wheel covers and everything in between. As a result, people from all walks of life journey into Walmarts daily to fulfill their department store desires. One must also be aware, though, that while huge retail chains like Walmart provide us with the goods and services we need, they’re also obliged by law to provide safe conditions for all welcomed visitors. This excludes anyone who trespasses on Walmart property or any other “unwelcome” visitors.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury while in a South Florida Walmart, don’t be in a rush to settle your claim. Instead, speak with a Fort Lauderdale Walmart injury lawyer at Salpeter Gitkin, LLP. We are experienced handling a variety of premises liability claims including those involving massive retail chains like Walmart. They will often offer you an insignificant settlement amount to quell the issue and, more importantly, stop you from pursuing legal action.
Maximize the settlement for your personal injury claim by securing the legal representation of a seasoned Walmart injury lawyer.
Common Causes of Injuries in Walmart
While a few situations may arise where Walmart is clearly at fault for an accident, they will otherwise refute your claim, asserting that your negligence is to blame for your injuries. This is a legally sound defense to a premises liability claim as visitors (as well as property owners) are responsible for exercising reasonable care for their safety.
A key example of a situation where a property owner could deny fault for your injuries would be if you slipped in a puddle of water that was identified by a caution sign and sustained an injury. The property owner can argue that they addressed the issue and you failed to yield to the caution.
Some instances where the property owner could be at fault for a personal injury accident include:
- Uneven steps
- Exposed wires
- Dimly lit areas
- Lack of security
- Cluttered floors
- Unattended spills
These seemingly insignificant factors can have a drastic effect on visitors, resulting in severe injuries that require extensive treatment.
Types of Injuries Resulting from Walmart Accidents
The type of injury one suffers while shopping in Walmart relies heavily on the circumstances that caused the accident, as well as the individual’s prior health. For example, an elderly person with osteogenesis will likely suffer far more extensive injuries from a slip-and-fall than an athletic teenager. Some of the most common injuries resulting from accidents in Walmart include:
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Compression injuries
You retain the right to pursue legal action for a third-party’s negligence regardless of whether it resulted in a sprained ankle or a dislocated hip. Our job as your legal counsel is to prove the following elements to ensure that you’re compensated:
- The person responsible for your injury owned, occupied, or leased the property; and
- Was negligent in the use of the property; and
- You were harmed; and
- The person’s negligence is a major factor in the cause of your harm.
Experienced Walmart Injury Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale Walmart injury lawyers can provide you with the legal representation needed to recover compensation for all of your accident-related injuries. We use our decades of combined legal experience to lay out your claim, approach the necessary parties, and aggressively negotiate on your behalf for a fair settlement.
We understand the stress of sustaining an injury at no fault of your own and are here to help relieve that financial burden. As members of the Florida Justice Association and Florida Legal Elite, we are trusted by accident victims throughout South Florida in search of comprehensive legal counsel. Contact us today at 954-467-8622 for a free case evaluation.