As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I've handled many cases where my client was severely injured by heavy falling objects. If you or someone you love has been injured by a falling object while shopping, walking down the street, or driving behind an 18-wheeler vehicle, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Premises Liability Cases Concerning Falling Objects
Premises liability is the branch of law that covers accidents that happen as a result of a property owner’s negligence. A premises liability accident can happen at a retail store, at an office building or even at a friend’s house. Premises liability accidents may be minor, or they could result in serious, long-term injuries.
Many large stores - such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, and Lowe’s - have tall ceilings that allow them to store merchandise high above head level. This makes business sense as it allows them to save money on warehouse facilities and means that they can keep more products in store, but it creates a serious safety hazard. If and when any of this merchandise falls, it can lead to serious injury.
To learn more about premise liability laws in Texas, read my article here.
When Falling Objects Cause Injuries
If you have been struck by falling objects, boxes, crates, tools, equipment, or other debris, you might still be able to make a claim for damages to cover your accident-related expenses. This can include medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Injuries and Medical Expenses
Common injuries suffered in a falling merchandise case include cuts and lacerations, neck injuries, fractured bones, spinal injuries and brain injuries. Dangerous merchandise is not just limited to boxed goods stacked high above the shop floor. Hardware stores stock lots of heavy objects such as carpet rolls and other heavy equipment. If these products are not properly secure, they could fall and cause serious injury.
A Company’s Negligence
Any time that you are injured by a falling object, your accident is the result of someone else’s negligence. This usually means that there is some insurance policy in place which you can claim against, which means you have the option to make a Texas bodily injury claim for financial compensation. After all, you were innocent. You didn’t ask to be injured, so why should you have to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. Make the part at fault pay.
Contact the Anderson Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Not sure how to move your claim forward? Want a professional making sure you're getting the money you deserve for your injuries? Contact the experienced Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation on your situation. We work on a contingency basis, which means if we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid.