Injuries from Fallen Objects in Stores, Trucks, and Construction Zones

Being a personal injury attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there have been many cases where clients have been hurt by large objects that fell on them in stores. If you have been injured in a shopping store, walking on the sidewalk, or injured by an object that fell off a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to receive compensation for those injuries.

Falling Objects and Premises Liability Claims

In law, the branch the specifically handles accidents caused by the negligence of a property owner is termed “premises liability”. Accidents involving premises liability usually happen at an office setting, a friend’s house, or a retail shop. Although the accidents can be minor, accidents entailing premises liability cases could leave a victim with severe injuries.

There are countless amounts of stores, such as Lowe’s Costco, Sam’s Club, Toys “R” Us, and Wal-Mart, that have very tall ceilings that allow them to place merchandise in high places. By doing this, businesses save a substantial amount of money in warehouse facilities, but this can also create a safety issue. In the event that an object falls, an injury could take place.

Injuries Caused by Fallen Objects

You can submit a claim for any expenses related to an accident if you have been hit by falling boxes, machinery, or crates, etc. This compensation can include medical bills, wages lost as a result of an injury, and any pain and suffering that you suffered.

Medical Bills and Injuries

As a personal injury attorney, common injuries that I have seen as a result from falling merchandise include cuts and lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, and spinal injuries. However, dangerous objects are not limited to objects placed on high surfaces. If carpet rolls or any other type of heavy equipment are not properly secured, then they could create a serious injury to an innocent bystander, creating medical expenses that are often beyond what a person could handle.

The Negligence of a Company

When an accident victim has been injured by a falling object, it is the result of the negligence of someone else. Essentially, you can submit a claim against the company’s insurance policy, which usually means that you can take the option of making a Texas bodily injury claim to compensate for your accident-related expenses. You should not have to pay for the wrong doings of someone else; make the party responsible for the accident pay.

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