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Family Dollar Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers

family dollar storefrontLow-cost discount stores can offer bargain prices, but visiting these stores should not pose a risk of injury as part of the experience. Family Dollar stores are designed to include as many products as possible within a small footprint. That often leaves small aisles crowded with a variety of merchandise.

The crowding of merchandise makes it easy for items to be knocked to the floor. Those items then pose a tripping risk or can leak and pose a hazard for slipping. Family Dollar is known for its wide selection of laundry and cleaning products. Those are some of the most dangerous items that can leak onto the floors. Often, the spills are not cleaned at all. Even if they are wiped up, they can leave a slippery residue on the floor making it too easy for a shopper to slip and fall.

Slip and fall injuries can result in a wide array of injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. The most common injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Knee and ankle sprains
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Bruises and scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle injuries

Some of the injuries may be minor and heal quickly. However, some injuries can be quite severe. To further complicate the issue, there are certain types of injuries from falls that may not manifest the full effect of the injury for some time. For instance, a back injury may seem to resolve within a few days. Unfortunately, if a disc ruptured, the pain may return months or years later. That is why we recommend that you receive a thorough medical evaluation after any slip and fall injury.

Under Florida law, stores owe customers a duty of care. In simple terms, this means that they must take reasonable care to provide for your safety in their stores. To be entitled to compensation from a slip and fall injury, you must be able to prove that a premise owner failed to provide a duty of care.

Duty of care includes:

  • Removing any trip hazards, including merchandise, loose rugs or tiles, and extension cords.
  • The store must clean up spills as soon as they are aware of them and ensuring that no slippery residue remains.
  • The store is responsible for posting non-moveable warning signs about potential hazards.

To help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury, you need a skilled legal team with experience in slip and fall accidents. The Injury Firm has years of experience helping the people of Florida receive compensation for injuries sustained by dangerous conditions. If you experience a slip and fall accident, there are things you can do in the immediate aftermath to help your chances of receiving proper compensation.

  1. Take pictures, or have someone else take photos of the immediate area. If you tripped over merchandise on the floor or a spill, make sure that is documented.
  2. Report the accident right away to the store manager.
  3. If you have any signs or symptoms of an injury, seek medical help immediately. Report precisely how the accident happened to your medical provider. Ask for a copy of all medical records related to the slip and fall.
  4. Do not discuss the accident with the store. If they ask you to fill out an accident report, request a copy of the report. If they refuse to offer you a copy, do not give them the report.
  5. If anyone witnessed your fall, ask if they would be willing to provide their contact information to give a statement regarding what they saw.
  6. If you sustain an injury in a slip and fall accident in a store, contact a reputable law firm to discuss your options regarding compensation. Do not deal directly with the store.

Customers deserve a safe shopping experience, and stores have a duty to provide such an experience. However, Florida law does presume that customers have to look out for their own safety as well. The premise where the accident happens will make the argument the customer should have taken steps to avoid the hazard. Courts have determined that more than one party can be at fault. This means that you may have some liability in the accident, but the store is also at fault. These complicated factors are why you want the best legal representation possible.

To ensure your best chance of receiving the compensation, you deserve for any injury sustained, including time off work, contact The Injury Firm. In our free consultation, we will review the facts of your case and give you an honest assessment of your case. If you decide to move forward, our expert team will handle investigating the accident, and negotiations with the liable party. We care about our clients and want to let you focus on healing while we fight to get you fair compensation. Call now for your Free Consultation: 954-951-0000.

The Injury Firm
2000 N.E. 45th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone (954) 951-0000
Fax: (954) 951-1000
Email: info@flinjuryfirm.com

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Phone (954) 951-0000
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