Injuries at Lowe’s
Lowe’s is a Fortune 500 retail chain which specializes in hardware accessories, home improvement goods and is the primary competitor for Home Depot. Lowe’s stores resemble Home Depot in many ways – from the huge hulking warehouse-style floor of merchandise sitting on tall shelves to the large aisles which can accommodate big dollies which carry said merchandise around the store. Injuries can easily occur within Lowe’s, just as they can within Home Depot, and if you or a loved one has been injured in an incident which you believe could have been prevented, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Altman & Altman LLP today.
Lowe’s has built a brand of success on providing just about every possible tool to complete every thinkable job for home improvement. As a result, they have various dangerous and sharp tools laying around for purchase which may be mishandled and result in an injury. They have much merchandise stored on tall shelves which may be unsecured and fall, causing crushing injuries.
You may become injured while shopping for lumber if an employee isn’t paying attention and swings a wide beam without paying attention, possibly hitting you in the head. Slip and falls may also be common is a spill or wet spot on the slick linoleum flooring isn’t cleaned immediately. Slip and fall injuries may lead to seriously debilitating injuries such as broken bones and head lacerations.
These types of injuries may also be extended to employees of Lowe’s, who may have to operate ladders, forklifts and scissor lifts to access merchandise on high shelves. All of these tools carry with them the risk of malfunction, improper use from insufficient training or simply could result in a tragic fall from a significant height.
The parking lots of Lowe’s may also play host to various injuries, from neck injuries as a result of car accidents caused by distracted or negligent drivers to slipping and falling on a slippery patch of asphalt that was not sanded or salted during a nasty stretch of weather.Was Lowe’s Negligent, Causing Your Injury?
Whether you were simply shopping for a necessary tool or material to finish your home improvement project or you were a dedicated employee who was harmed through no fault of your own, the management of Lowe’s has a legal responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for both their customers and employees.
If you feel as though you were injured by an incident which could have been easily prevented, you may be able to file a claim for damages based on negligence and receive compensation to pay for medical expenses, medication or rehabilitation, and recoup money from time missed at work as a result of your injury.
Lowe’s and stores similar to it have the money to fight aggressively against claims and prevent employees from receiving workers’ compensation, but the personal injury experts at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience going against the toughest opponents to receive financial compensation for our clients. We will provide the same unparalleled expertise to your case and give you the best opportunity to succeed.
Injuries can take a toll on your life, and leave you wondering what to do next. Our attorneys take great care to remove the anxiety and uncertainty from the situation and provide you with a clear platform about what can be done and what steps will be taken next. We are also available in Cambridge, Boston and Salem to help service injured victims throughout Massachusetts.
Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.