Lawyer for a Slip and Fall at Lowe’s
Many Lowe’s stores offer a clear recipe for disaster as you move through the store. Crowded aisles, spills, and debris left behind by other customers can quickly become a fall hazard. Unfortunately, store managers may not take the extra time needed to tidy the store and ensure that you have safe passage. Worse, if a spill involves a slippery chemical or substance, you may find yourself fighting to keep your balance as you move through the store.
If you fall on the hard concrete floor, it could lead to severe injury. Unfortunately, the fact that the store’s negligence led to your injuries may make it difficult for you to get the compensation you deserve for those injuries. You may find yourself up against a legal team dedicated to reducing or denying compensation for your injuries.
If you suffered slip and fall injuries at Lowe’s, contact The Levin Firm to learn more about how we can help you move forward with your slip and fall accident claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
The Levin Firm Can Help Lowe’s Slip and Fall Accident Victims
You may sustain severe injuries in your Lowe’s slip and fall accident: broken bones, head trauma, or even spinal cord damage, depending on where and how the fall occurred. Those injuries often bring large medical bills and a long road to recovery. Lowe’s, however, may fight aggressively to minimize the compensation you receive.
At The Levin Firm, we help our clients fight against Lowe’s and their insurers to seek maximum compensation for their injuries.
Aggressive Legal Support
Many big companies, including Lowe’s, have large legal teams that will fight to undercut the compensation they pay for accident injuries.
At The Levin Firm, we provide equally zealous, aggressive representation for our clients. We fight hard to ensure that our clients receive the results they deserve following any accident, including a slip and fall at Lowe’s. If needed, we will take a claim to court to pursue a fair result for our clients.
High-Quality Customer Service
At The Levin Firm, we understand the devastation our clients may face when dealing with the aftereffects of a slip and fall accident at Lowe’s. You may find yourself with high medical bills, significant physical pain, and a long road to recovery.
You may also face lost income that can cause additional worries. We focus on our client’s well-being as we work through the claim process, from establishing every challenge they face during recovery to offering easy access to our legal team for our clients to stay informed.
Access and Support
Every client deserves reasonable legal representation following an accident, and we want to help make it as easy as possible for our clients to access the support they need. If you cannot get into the office on your own, we will offer a virtual consultation to put you in contact with our attorneys without leaving the comforts of home.
Did you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident at Lowe’s? You deserve compensation for your injuries, and The Levin Firm wants to help you pursue it. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you through the claim process.
How Slip and Fall Injuries at Lowe’s Occur
Lowe’s stores often cover huge square footage, making it difficult for employees to keep up with everything in the store. However, Lowe’s still bears a strong duty of care to its visitors and employees and must exercise all possible precautions to help reduce the risk of a devastating accident, including slip and falls. Lowe’s may prove negligent in several ways that can lead to damaging slip and fall accidents.
Failure to Clean up Spills
Lowe’s sells many substances that can prove very slippery in the event of a spill. Many substances, from paint to industrial cleaning chemicals, can prove slicker and more potentially dangerous than water on the floor. If Lowe’s employees fail to clean up a spill completely or promptly or to post adequate warning signs for visitors and employees to avoid the hazard, the store may bear liability for an accident.
Failure to Clean up Water Tracked Into the Store
Lowe’s may find that visitors and employees track in water on their feet as they move into the store during poor weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow, or ice. Unfortunately, that water can make floors slippery, raising the risk of an accident. The store must have clear policies about posting signs or cleaning up water on wet or icy days. Employees must follow those regulations carefully to avoid liability in an accident.
Many Lowe’s stores have a lawn and garden center with outdoor displays. Those areas can pose additional slip and fall risks, particularly in winter, when snow and ice can collect on displays and aisles.
Furthermore, Lowe’s may bear responsibility for carefully maintaining its parking lots. If Lowe’s fails to maintain the parking lot, including clearing ice from walkways during winter, the store may be liable for an accident.
Often, the aisles of Lowe’s can grow cluttered. Visitors may take down items, including large items, then decide they do not want them and leave them in the aisle. Furthermore, visitors may knock over displays and fail to put them back up. When employees fail to clean up those hazards promptly, those employees open the store up to liability for any accident caused by those items.
Lowe’s sees a lot of heavy traffic across its floors, including heavy carts and products. Over time, that weight can lead to damage on even concrete floors. If Lowe’s does not promptly take care of repairs, the company may bear liability for accidents caused by that damage.
Employees who work for Lowe’s may face their own risk of slip and fall accidents. In addition to the same hazards customers face, Lowe’s employees may have to climb ladders and deal with hazards that guests may not face. If you suffer injuries in an accident as an employee, you may have the right to claim workers’ comp for your injuries. Talk to your lawyer about how to file a workers’ comp claim.
Compensation for a Lowe’s Slip and Fall
The injuries from a Lowe’s slip and fall can lead to immense financial challenges for many victims. If you suffered injuries in a Lowe’s slip and fall accident, you likely wonder how much compensation you can obtain for your slip and fall accident claim.
The Levin Firm cannot guarantee the compensation you can recover. However, we can help you look at all your losses so you can include those as part of a comprehensive slip and fall accident claim.
Compensation for Medical Costs
Medical costs can create a heavy financial burden for many Lowe’s slip and fall accident victims. Dealing with those medical bills could quickly drain your savings and leave you struggling financially. Discuss your medical bills with your lawyer. Ensure you include any future anticipated medical bills, including the cost of treatments you know you will need.
Compensation for Income Losses
You may find that your slip and fall accident impacts your income more than you initially thought. Slip and fall injuries frequently keep people out of work after injury and during recovery. Talk to your lawyer about the time your accident caused you to miss at work so that you can include compensation for that lost time as part of your injury claim.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Most injury claims, including Lowe’s slip and fall accident claims, should include compensation for the victim’s suffering and financial losses. Talk to your lawyer about the pain you faced because of your accident, including physical pain and emotional anguish. Make sure you discuss your ongoing suffering, diagnoses like anxiety or depression, and loss of quality of life after your accident.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation After a Lowe’s Slip and Fall
After your slip and fall, you hopefully reported the accident to the store and sought medical attention immediately.
The steps you take after the accident can protect your ability to recover compensation from Lowe’s for your injuries.
- Keep clear documentation regarding all of your medical bills. Ensure you include co-pays and deductibles, especially those you pay to receive treatment immediately following the accident.
- Carefully follow your medical care provider’s instructions. You may need to avoid activities that could worsen your injuries or engage in regular therapy sessions to help increase the odds that you will recover fully.
- Document your struggles and challenges in a journal.
- Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Filing an injury claim against a big company like Lowe’s can be daunting. By working with The Levin Firm, however, you can receive the support and legal representation you need to handle your claim effectively and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Lowe’s Slip and Fall Accident FAQ
Does the Lowe’s insurance company have to pay my medical bills if the company bears liability for my slip and fall accident injuries?
As the injured party, you are ultimately responsible for paying your medical bills after a slip and fall accident at Lowe’s, including making any necessary payment arrangements. However, you may have the right to pursue compensation for those medical costs from Lowe’s if the company’s negligence or one of its employees’ negligence caused your accident and injuries. You can then use the funds from your claim to pay off the cost of treatment for your slip and fall accident injuries.
Lowe’s offered me a settlement after my slip and fall accident. Should I take it?
You may receive a settlement offer from Lowe’s soon after your slip and fall accident. Before you decide whether to accept it, talk to a lawyer about your claim and the compensation you deserve. In many cases, an initial settlement offer may not cover the full extent of the damages you sustained. Accepting that early settlement offer will prevent you from getting the full compensation you deserve.
At The Levin Firm, we will look over your claim and help you understand if a settlement offer reflects the compensation you deserve.
I did not realize I had suffered injuries in my slip and fall accident at Lowe’s, so I did not see a doctor immediately. Later, I realized I was injured. Can I still pursue compensation?
You can pursue compensation any time you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, including cases in which you might not have immediately realized that you sustained injuries in your fall. However, your claim may be more complicated if you do not have initial evidence of injury, including, for example, a report from a medical professional.
Talk to our lawyers as soon as you realize the presence of your injuries so they can pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Lowe’s Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at Lowe’s, a slip and fall accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you may deserve. Contact The Levin Firm at (215) 825-5183 to discuss your right to compensation and how to move forward after a Lowe’s slip and fall accident.