Injured By a Fallen Box: Can You Sue the Store?
Shopping at a grocery store or any other type of warehouse store seems like a harmless activity. However, there is danger even at stores, especially warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club, that store big, heavy boxes from floor to ceiling. If one of these boxes falls on a shopper, it can result in serious and even permanent injuries.
What if that shopper happens to be you? Do you have any legal rights to obtain compensation?
The Store’s Liability
If you were injured by a falling object while shopping at a store, the owner may be responsible for any resulting injuries. You may be able to hold the store owner responsible in three different ways:
Premises liability: A store owner can be liable if you or your attorney can prove the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that resulted in your injuries.
- Vicarious liability: A store owner may also be liable if your injuries were caused solely by the negligence of an employee, regardless of training or supervision.
- Negligent training/supervision: A store owner may be liable if he or she fails to train the employees to safely store unsold items or to supervise the employees during the stacking process.
Some or all of these theories may overlap. Your San Fernando Valley premises liability attorney can explain how each theory can help you obtain monetary compensation for the injuries you suffered. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other bills you may incur as a result of the accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and have suffered personal injuries, you should contact an experienced San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney to help you get the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with attorney Ghazal Amy Vahdat, please call the Law Offices of Vahdat & Associate at (888) 523-1698.