Falling Merchandise Accidents
Accidents that occur due to falling merchandise can happen anywhere there are objects stacked atop one another to a significant height or stored in locations of elevation. These accidents can cause serious injuries, and victims may be eligible to receive compensation if the owners of the property storing these items demonstrated negligence. A personal injury attorney from the Cambridge firm of Altman & Altman LLP can help you if you or a loved one has been hurt anywhere in the Greater Boston Area
There are various common causes of falling merchandise accidents. Many are caused by merchandise being stacked too highly, which forces customers have to stretch to reach merchandise on shelves. This could lead to a disastrous incident, especially if the items are unstable and not secured to the shelves. Some items fall because other products of different sizes are stacked on top of each other, perhaps due to store employees who receive little or no training in proper stocking techniques. Even simple vibrations can cause unstable merchandise to topple, potentially causing an injury.
Head injuries, back injuries, sprains and broken bones can result when someone is struck by falling merchandise, all of which cause significant pain and cost tremendous amounts of money in medical bills – on top of forcing you to miss work while you recover.Preventing These Accidents is Simple, and Stores are Responsible to do so
Falling merchandise accidents are easy to prevent. Store owners should always 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, and we’ll hold them accountable.
If you have suffered an injury from falling merchandise, you should call a lawyer right away. The other side will likely try to blame the accident on you or otherwise avoid taking responsibility, especially if they know the accident could have been prevented with more due diligence on their end. In these cases, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side and advocating for you.
The personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have a combined more than 50 years of experience handling all manner of personal injury cases, including injuries from falling merchandise and all other kinds of premises liability cases – where we hold negligent property owners accountable for not maintaining a safe premise for their customers. We take the time to get to know you and your specific case, so that we can craft the most effective legal strategy which will net the highest chance for success.
We understand that the days and weeks after an injury can be stressful, confusing and scary – especially if you are facing expensive medical costs and are concerned about missing significant time at work. We will help identify a path towards financial recompense that eases your burden.
Call a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and address any concerns that you might have.