Injuries Sustained at Target
Target is a nation-leading purveyor of consumer goods. With nearly 2,000 stores in the United States, Target’s popularity has risen to great heights and they service many millions of customers annually. As with any other business or place of public frequency, injuries can occur any day at any time. Some of these injuries may be the fault of an employee, manager or other patron. In these case, the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman may be able to help.
Target’s stores are spacious and organized inside, however the people who shop at Target may be impulsive or sporadic in their movements. A customer may ram you accidentally with their shopping cart while they are looking at their phone, causing leg or torso injuries which they may be liable for in a civil suit.
In other cases, perhaps you are an employee of target and you are working in the back with inventory. Perhaps there is a malfunction with a forklift that results in a serious injury, or a faulty storage shelf collapses and you are crushed by falling debris. Either of these incidents can cause seriously debilitating injuries which require you to miss work or stay for long periods in a hospital.
Other simple examples of ways that injuries can occur inside a Target is by improperly-hung displays falling on a customer, slip-and-fall injuries occurring from wet floors that aren’t properly cleaned up or perhaps a shelving unit malfunctions in an aisle, raining product down on an unsuspecting customer below.Proving negligence is the key
Throughout the course of life, accidents do happen. The difference between a simple accident and an incident which may lead to financial compensation is whether or not the accident could have been prevented, and measures were not taken to do so.
In the instance of a wet floor causing someone to slip, fall and become injured, this is a classic example of a situation where the store can be held accountable. It is their responsibility to ensure that their stores do not pose a danger to customers. In the case of a wet floor, it is always preventable because it is simple to clean and dry a wet floor.
In the case of a shelving unit malfunctioning, the store may be held accountable because they should be inspecting their facilities and ensuring that their shelving and display pieces are not posing an obvious danger to customers. If another patron of the store negligently runs over your foot and breaks your ankle, they may be held accountable for not paying attention and causing an injury.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of our clients who are injured in situations where they may have been prevented by more awareness. We understand that injuries cause trauma and uncertainty in your life, and may rack up costly medical bills or force you to miss time at work. We have prided ourselves for years on getting our clients the money they need to recover from their injuries and continue to live their lives.
Whether we have to go after a huge corporation like Target, Walmart, Home Depot or anyone else, we will take the time to learn the specific details of your case and craft a personalized legal strategy which applies to your unique situation. We provide free consultations to learn the facts of your case and create an effective legal strategy for you.
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