Slip and Fall Accidents at Walmart
Walmart Has So Many Accident Claims it Set Up its Own Company to Handle Injury Claims
Walmart opened their first stores in the early 1960’s and since then have opened more than 4,500 stores across the Unites States. Walmart employs over 2.3 million people around the world. In 2017 Walmart had over 481 billion dollars in sales. A business this size, operating this many stores and employing this many people, experiences accidents on their property on a daily basis. In fact, Walmart had so many injury claims brought against it that it set up its own injury claim management company. This company gathers information on how the accident occurred and what injuries resulted. They seek out the names of any witnesses and aggressively pursue them in order to obtain a recorded statement seeking any information that can limit their liability.
If you were injured in a Walmart store as a result of the companies negligence then you likely have a legal right to pursue recovery.
Every business operating in Massachusetts owes the public a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition. A business is responsible for damages if they expose customers to any condition that creates an unreasonable risk of injury. If Walmart knowingly permits a potentially hazardous condition to exist on their property and that condition causes an injury to an unsuspecting customer then they are legally responsible for any damages or injuries that unsafe condition caused.
Anyone that sustains an injury in a slip and fall accident while on Walmart’s property likely has a right to file a claim to receive compensation for any lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. However, we must warn you that slip and fall claims are very complicated and difficult to prove. In order to succeed the claimant must jump through many hoops. Hiring competent legal representation can make all the difference.
Accident Claims Handled by Walmart Only Favor Walmart – Not Accident Victims
Often times after an accident, Walmart management will personally express concern about your injuries. They will provide you a standard incident form to fill-out and will tell you that they will forward it to their risk management office and that they will contact you later. Often times this gives the injured customer peace of mind that the company is taking steps to address the matter. However, this only creates a false sense of security as most times they fail to followup with you unless you make several attempts to contact them. When injured customers do reach out after an accident they are usually routed through a maze of calls and transferred to many different people in different departments.
Most large corporations are hoping this process will serve to discourage the injured party into dropping the matter. That is why you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney early. Our firm has brought many claims against Walmart on behalf of injured clients. We do not get discouraged.
The following are some of the types of accidents that frequently occur at Walmart and Walmart Superstores:
- Slip and fall accidents due to improper snow removal in the parking lot or outdoor walkways;
- Slip and fall accidents due to wet or slippery substance on the floors;
- Injuries caused by falling merchandises;
- Defective shelving with protruding nails or sharp objects causing cuts and lacerations;
- Bad lighting creating poor visibility;
- Defective flooring;
- The presence of debris on the floor;
- Worn, frayed or torn carpeting;
- Defective shopping carts;
- Spoiler or tainted food causing food poisoning;
- Pharmacy medication errors;
- Product defects; and
- Vehicle backover accidents involving pedestrians in the parking lot.
Walmart Accident Claims Personal Injury Attorneys
Profit and the bottom line are often the priority for a company the size of Walmart. Any company that puts itself above others can cut corners to increase profit and as a result expose people to unreasonable safety risks. If you were seriously injured in an accident at Walmart in their store, parking lot, or anywhere on their property you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
We offer a free legal consultation so you can discuss you case with your own attorney because Walmart’s accident claims department is set up to only represent their own best interest. Find out if you have a case — here’s no obligation and you pay nothing unless we recover for you.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case.
Walmart Slip and Fall Accident Claims Personal Injury Attorneys
Our knowledgeable and experienced Greater Boston accident claims and personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Westport, Dartmouth, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Hyannis, Falmouth, Barnstable and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury.
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