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Slip and Fall in Ross Dress For Less

ross dress for less storefrontRoss Dress For Less is a discount department store with over 1,400 stores in 37 different states. Thousands of shoppers visit these stores daily, looking for bargains on name brand clothing and home goods. Ross Dress For Less has a loyal following of shoppers who love the deep discounts they find. At the same time, the store also has a reputation for disorganization, merchandise strewn across the floors, and numerous trip and fall hazards.

If you have ever shopped at a Ross Dress For Less, you know that the stores are frequently less than well kept. The conditions in their stores have led to numerous slip and fall accidents. These types of accidents can result in serious injuries, such as:

  • Neck and back injuries—these types of injuries are common in slip and fall accidents. Injuries occur from the fall or from clothing racks, display cases and other items the customer hits during the fall.
  • Head injuries—Head injuries can result from unsecured shelving, light fixtures, and other objects falling and landing on the head of a customer. A head injury can also occur in a slip and fall when a customer hits their head on an object or the floor in a fall.
  • Broken bones and severe sprains and strains—these can be caused by the fall itself or hitting a hard object in the course of the fall.
  • Lacerations and scrapes—sharp objects such as the corners of shelving and clothing racks can cause lacerations and abrasions during a fall.

Ross Dress For Less stores are often crowded with merchandise displays and clothing racks. If a fall occurs, unfortunately, the odds of hitting something during the fall are high.

Given the notorious and well-known state of most Ross Dress For Less stores, you would think that it would be easy to prove their liability in a slip and fall accident in their stores. Unfortunately, in Florida, proving premises liability is difficult. You must be able to prove that a hazardous situation existed, such as liquid or other substance on the floor.  You must also prove that the employees of the store knew that the hazard existed and did not take measures to remove the risk.

The plaintiff also has the burden of proof that the slip and fall accident caused their injury, and that the accident was a result of a hazard in the store. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, there are steps you should take immediately.

  • Notify store employees right away of the accident.
  • Take pictures of the conditions that caused the fall as soon as possible.
  • Seek medical attention right away. Even if you are unsure of needing medical attention, some results of a fall might not manifest right away. It is safer to have a medical evaluation immediately. Let the medical professionals know that your injury was the result of a fall.
  • Have the store call 9-1-1 if you are seriously injured and cannot safely walk from the store.
  • Ask for copies of all medical records related to the injury.

If you sustained a serious injury, talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Other than reporting the accident, do not speak to store personnel or their insurance company before consulting an attorney.  The insurance company for the store will try to prove that the slip and fall did not cause your injuries or that the store had no knowledge of the hazard that caused your fall.

Your best chance for seeing fair reimbursement for your injury is to involve a personal injury attorney who is knowledgable in Florida law regarding slip and fall injuries and premises liability. The Injury Firm is a personal injury law firm with extensive experience in slip and fall injury cases.


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

Phone (954) 951-0000
Fax: (954) 951-1000

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500 South Australian Ave.
Suite 600
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
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Toll-free: 833-332-1333


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Boston, MA 02109
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