Falling Merchandise Accidents
Accidents involving falling merchandise can be painful and humiliating. There are various common causes of falling merchandise accidents. Many are caused by merchandise being stacked too highly and unsecured. In some stores, customers have to stretch to reach merchandise on shelves or ask a clerk to get the products for them by using a ladder or stool. Typically these items are unstable and not secured to the shelves because stores consider that to be impractical and expensive. Often times, items fall because items of different sizes are stacked on top of each other, because of vibrations, or because store employees receive little or no training in proper stocking techniques. Head injuries, back injuries, and broken or sprained bones can result when someone is struck by falling merchandise.
How to prevent falling merchandise accidents:
Falling merchandise accidents are relatively easy to prevent. Store owners could properly train store employees, post signs to warn customers of the risks of falling merchandise, or block aisles when stocking is in progress. Merchants usually know about the dangers of falling merchandise but take no action whatsoever to warn or safeguard their customers. When merchants negligently or carelessly fail to make their stores safe, they could be liable.
What to do if injured:
If you have suffered an injury from falling merchandise, call a lawyer right away. The other side will try to blame the accident on you, and it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
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