Lawyer for Slip and Fall at Dillard’s
Dillard’s is a popular store for many people, with hundreds of retail locations across the U.S. While customers can find good deals there, they can also experience injuries due to the failure of the company’s employees to protect them from hazards on the property. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident at Dillard’s, an experienced premises liability lawyer from The Levin Firm can help you understand the personal injury claims process and the services our legal team can provide to assist you with your claim.
Founded in Nashville, Arkansas, in 1938 by William T. Dillard, Dillard’s is one of the largest fashion retailers in the U.S. The company offers a wide array of clothing, cosmetics, and home collections through 285 retail stores throughout the U.S., as well as its website.
Dillard’s went public in 1969, offering two classes of stock to keep the Dillard family in control and give them majority voting rights. The company’s current CEO is William T. Dillard II, the oldest son of the company’s founder. Dillard II’s brothers are also in leadership positions with the company, with Alex Dillard and Mike Dillard serving as president and executive vice president, respectively. Dillards owns 90 percent of the real estate its stores occupy.
How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen at Dillard’s?
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), around one million people visit the emergency department each year in the U.S. as a result of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls occur when an individual slips or trips over a hazard and falls.
Some of the types of hazards found in the department store that can lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Clothing racks, displays, and loose merchandise in walkways.
- Liquid or debris on the floor or freshly waxed floors.
- Damaged flooring materials, such as torn tiles.
- Insufficient lighting in areas of the store, particularly in areas involving staircases.
- Cracked sidewalks or potholes in the parking lot.
The Type of Injuries Sustained in Slip and Fall Accidents
The NFSI reports that bone fractures are among the most common serious injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents, particularly hip fractures, which are significantly more likely in individuals over 65. Other serious slip and fall injuries include traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries; both are considered catastrophic as they have a high likelihood of causing permanent disabilities that will make it difficult for the sufferer to earn an income.
Soft tissue injuries, such as damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, are also prevalent in slip and fall accidents, particularly the soft tissues of the knees, which often result from the sufferer twisting as they slip or trip and fall over a property hazard. Victims also experience damage to the bones and tendons of the wrist due to the body’s instinctive urge to outstretch the arms to catch oneself. Slip and falls also commonly cause lacerations to the victim’s appendages and other body parts.
Did You Slip and Fall at Dillard’s? We Can Help
If a slip and fall at Dillard’s injured you, let an experienced premises liability lawyer from The Levin Firm evaluate your claim. We can answer your legal questions about your claim and tell you about the services our legal team can provide to assist you. Contact us online or by calling (215) 825-5183 for your free case evaluation.