Dangerous Store Displays
Years ago, store merchandise was at eye level and easy to take from the shelf. The “big-box” store model has changed that. Today, it is not unusual for merchandise to be stacked as high as a forklift can reach, some as high as 20 feet. When merchandise falls from these heights, people get seriously hurt.
In a single five-year period, Walmart recorded 17,000 injuries from high-stacked merchandise falling down. Accidents are more frequent during the holiday season, when products are stacked to the ceiling. You may remember the story of NASA astronaut, Jean-Loup Chretien, whose career ended when a 68-pound piece of hardware came crashing down on him in a Home Depot.
Why do stores place customers and workers in such peril? Because they are designed for efficiency, to serve as both warehouse and retail showroom. Who pays for that? You and your family, with your health and, sometimes, with your lives.
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The lawyers at Drake, Hileman & Davis, P.C., are mindful of the dangers posed by big corporation stores. We represent people who have been struck by falling merchandise and shelvings collapsing. We represent those who have been injured when a store employee pushes a cart directly into them. These injuries range from concussions and other closed head injuries, to broken bones, to severe spinal injuries and traumatic brain damage.
If you have been injured by high-stacked merchandise or dangerous store displays, or if an employee of the store has injured you with his or her negligence, choose the law firm that knows how to deal with the big corporation and its insurance company. Choose the law firm that understands the law surrounding your injury. Choose the law firm that has been handling these types of cases for your neighbors for the past 28 years. Choose Drake, Hileman & Davis.
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