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Slip and Fall in a Crate & Barrel Store

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The German mail-order company, Otto GmbH, owns a chain of retail stores under the name Crate & Barrel. These stores mostly sell household goods and accessories, such as furniture, tableware, décor, kitchenware, lighting, rugs, and more. There are over 90 Crate & Barrel stores, and several of them are in Florida.

All retail stores must comply with specific safety standards to ensure that none of their customers have any accidents. Most of these standards are meant to prevent slipping accidents in the stores. If a customer slips or trips inside of a Crate & Barrel store outlet, they may have legal grounds to sue the company by filing a personal injury claim against them. It all depends on the severity of their injury and the circumstances surrounding the accident.

For example, let’s say you’re walking in a Crate & Barrel store while messing around on your smartphone. As you’re walking, you trip over a piece of furniture because you were distracted and weren’t looking where you were going. In this scenario, you wouldn’t have grounds to sue since it was your own negligence that caused the accident.

In a different scenario, a slip and fall accident might occur if something in the store caused you to have the accident, and it was out of your control. For instance, let’s say you’re walking down an aisle that is very slippery because the floor tiling has just been mopped and cleaned. However, there were no warning signs or anything to indicate its slippery state to the customers. As a result, you end up slipping and falling on the floor and injuring your back in the process.

This was a slip and fall accident which you could not avoid because one or more employees at the Crate & Barrel did not do their jobs properly. They should have warned customers about the dangers of walking down that aisle. Therefore, you would have legal grounds to sue the company and seek damages for the pain, suffering, and physical disabilities which you’ve incurred because of their negligence.

Here are some other examples where you’d have grounds to sue:

  • Bad lighting in a hazardous area causes you to get injured.
  • The store entrance has a lot of uncleared snow and ice that causes a slip and fall accident.
  • Items are scattered in the middle of the aisles, and you trip on them.
  • The elevator doesn’t align with the floor after it stops. You trip on the elevator while trying to get on it.

If any situations like these happen to you in a Crate & Barrel store, then you should consult with a personal injury lawyer right away to find out whether you have legal grounds to sue. 

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is a big step to take. Most people have never been throughout this process before, so they don’t know where to start. Never try to take legal action against any company without professional legal representation or else you’ll likely fail and cost yourself even more money.

When you consult with a personal injury lawyer for the first time, they will review the details of your claim very carefully. Make sure you bring all documents related to the case, such as police reports and/or medical reports. The lawyer will want to know who the negligent party was in the accident, whether it was you or the store employees of Crate & Barrel.

Based on this information, the lawyer will tell you what your chances are of winning a personal injury case if you decide to take legal action against Crate & Barrel. If your chances of winning look good, then the lawyer will likely agree to take the case. But if your chances are not good, then the lawyer will advise you not to take legal action.

Compensation For Your Slip and Fall Injuries At Crate & Barrel

 The main purpose of a personal injury claim is to receive compensation for the medical costs that you incurred from the injuries of the accident. In addition, you may be entitled to more compensation for future damages associated with the accident. Some examples of these damages include lost wages, rehabilitation costs, other future medical bills, and even punitive damages in some cases.

A slip and fall accident in a Crate & Barrel store can have long-term effects on your life. Fortunately, you don’t need to remain uncompensated for all this pain and suffering. Contact a personal injury lawyer today and find out how much your personal injury claim is worth.

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