Lawyer for a Slip and Fall at Target
An excursion to Target should offer a safe shopping experience. You may assume that Target will take care of basic maintenance, from clearing the aisles to ensuring the parking lot remains free of dangerous broken pavement or ice. Unfortunately, that might not always work out the way you hope. You might suffer devastating injuries in a slip and fall at Target.
Like many big companies, Target has its own legal team, which may fight aggressively to limit the compensation you can ultimately recover for an accident at Target. However, you may face immense challenges with the extent of your injuries and the damages you have had to handle.
At The Levin Firm, we strive to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve for serious injuries, including Target slip and fall accident injuries. Contact us to learn more about your right to compensation.
The Levin Firm: Help for Target Slip and Fall Accident Victims
Going up against Target in a personal injury case, including a slip and fall case, can feel incredibly daunting. You may know that Target has a comprehensive legal team that will fight to minimize the compensation the company has to pay. You may also wonder if the company will take your claim seriously.
At The Levin Firm, we understand the challenges of filing a slip and fall claim against a big company like Target, and we have the resources and commitment to help fight for the compensation you deserve.
Focus on You
At The Levin Firm, we focus heavily on our clients as we help them navigate the claim process and pursue the compensation they may deserve for their injuries. All too often, the victim of a serious accident gets lost in the shuffle as insurance companies fight to minimize payouts, and the victim struggles to have their voice heard. At The Levin Firm, we focus on our clients and providing them with the ongoing support they need to address the challenges that stand in their way.
Zealous Legal Help
Our lawyers are passionate about ensuring clients maximize the results they receive from their injury claims. We understand the many challenges accompanying severe injuries and want to help our clients recover reasonable, fair damages for those challenges and losses. We strive to help our clients achieve maximum results through determined negotiation with the insurance company or taking a claim to court. If we must, we will take a claim before a jury to get the compensation our clients need.
Many people struggle to access the legal support they need following a devastating accident. At The Levin Firm, we try to remove as many barriers as possible. We start with a free consultation to help us get to know our clients and provide them with basic legal advice. Then, we accept our injury claims on a contingent fee basis, meaning our clients do not have to worry about paying until we win. Furthermore, we offer virtual consultations to clients who cannot come into the office for any reason, so legal assistance is always available.
Did you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident at Target? At The Levin Firm, we strive to make the claim process as easy as possible for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about the legal support we can provide.
How Do Target Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?
Target may bear liability whenever the store’s negligence or employee’s negligence leads to a slip and fall accident. Accidents may occur for several reasons, including:
Spills in the Store
Even a minor spill can have serious repercussions if employees do not clean it up promptly. Spills can include oil or beauty products, which may lead to a greater fall hazard than water alone. Employees need to clean up spills promptly to reduce fall hazards. Retail stores, including grocery stores, may need to follow specific spill guidelines to ensure that they do not pose an undue danger to employees or guests.
Lack of Floor Repairs
Regular floor repairs can make a huge difference in keeping retail stores like Target clear of potential hazards. Guests often walk through Target quickly, watching the aisles rather than their feet. Damaged flooring can cause them to trip, resulting in a devastating fall and serious injuries ranging from broken bones to head injuries.
Failure to Clear Water
On rainy or snowy days, guests may track in heavy amounts of water as they move out of the parking lot and into Target. While Target may have mats to catch most of that water at the entrance, some guests may continue to track water well into the tiled areas of the store. Employees must clean up the water promptly or post warning signs so that guests know they must exercise caution.
Dangerous Parking Lots
Target may bear liability for its parking lot and the store itself. Dangerous pavement or slick surfaces, including failure to salt snow and ice or clear it away from walkways, can increase the risk of a devastating accident.
Most of the time, Target’s aisles remain relatively free of potential hazards. Failure to stack items properly or to clean up after guests have made a mess can lead to cluttered aisles and increased risk. In many cases, guests may attempt to navigate those aisles to get the items they need rather than going around or passing on the items entirely. If they slip and fall, the store may bear liability for failing to clean up the mess.
Employees may face more hazards than guests to Target as they go through their normal shifts. Not only do employees face the same fall hazards as guests, but they also have to climb ladders or navigate more dangerous areas of the store. Employees who suffer injury in a slip and fall at work may have the right to claim compensation through workers’ comp.
Workers’ comp claims will provide compensation for approximately 2/3 of the employee’s wages and coverage for any medical bills employees face when they sustain workplace injuries.
Compensation for Target Slip and Fall Accidents: What to Expect
How much compensation do you deserve when you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident at Target?
Compensation for a slip and fall accident may depend on:
- What caused the accident? In most Target slip and fall accident claims, Target bears liability for the incident. However, in some cases, a third party, like a vendor, may clutter an aisle, making them liable for the accident.
- What injuries did you sustain in the accident, and what type of treatment did you need for those injuries?
- How did your injury and recovery impact you financially? What about emotionally?
In most cases, Target slip and fall accident claims will break down into the same compensation categories.
Compensation for Your Medical Bills
Medical bills can feel insurmountable following devastating injuries in a Target slip and fall accident. You may have to consider the initial cost of emergency medical treatment and long-term care for your injuries. Make sure you discuss your future medical needs with your lawyer so that you can include compensation for those damages as part of your claim.
Compensation for Any Income Losses
Take a look at the income you may have lost due to your Target slip and fall accident. How much time did you have to miss at work? Did you miss time immediately after the accident and for follow-up procedures or ongoing care? Did you have to reduce your hours due to your injuries and the damages you sustained? Talk to your lawyer about those income losses and their impact on you.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Target slip and fall accident claims should include an element for the non-financial damages you sustained in the accident. You may have the right to claim compensation for the physical pain from your injury and things like loss of independence or inability to participate in your preferred activities. Talk to your lawyer about the physical and emotional impact of your accident and your injuries.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Target Slip and Fall
When you suffer devastating slip and fall accident injuries due to the negligence of Target or its employees, you may assume that the insurance company will make it as easy as possible for you to get much-needed compensation for those injuries.
In many cases, however, dealing with the insurance company may prove more difficult than anticipated. You may have to fight to prove the extent of your injuries and the compensation you deserve.
At The Levin Firm, we have the resources needed to take on big-name insurance providers and companies, including Target. We aim to help clients get the results they deserve and avoid the pitfalls insurers use to reduce claims.
Target Slip and Fall Accident FAQ
How much does hiring a lawyer to deal with a slip and fall accident at Target cost?
At The Levin Firm, we start with a free consultation for our clients. We accept clients on a contingent fee basis, which means our clients do not pay until we win. Failing to hire a lawyer to represent you as you manage your Target slip and fall claim may cost you significant compensation.
The insurance company may not take you as seriously and may not provide the compensation you deserve for your injuries. On the other hand, a lawyer can collect all the evidence related to your accident, put together a compelling claim, and, in many cases, recover considerably more compensation for your injuries.
I have a lot of medical bills after my slip and fall at Target. Who has to pay them?
As the injured party, you must make arrangements to pay your medical bills after a Target slip and fall accident. However, you may have some options that will help cover the cost of medical treatment to get the care you need. First, use your medical insurance to cover the cost of treatment.
Medical insurance can prove particularly useful when you have injuries that will require long-term care. Next, file an injury claim. While the funds from a slip and fall accident claim will not directly pay your medical bills, you can use those funds to cover your medical bills and other costs associated with your recovery.
I fell in the Target parking lot. Does Target bear liability?
In some cases, Target may bear liability for a slip and fall in the parking lot. Target should clear the parking lot of obvious hazards, from broken pavement to snow and ice in summer. If you slip and fall in the parking lot due to the store’s negligence, including negligence in clearing away debris or repairing damaged pavement or sidewalk, Target may bear liability. Contact The Levin Firm to discuss Target’s liability in a parking lot slip and fall.
Contact a Target Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident at Target, do not try to handle your accident claim on your own. You may miss out on the compensation you deserve for your injuries if the insurance company tries to minimize the extent of your damages or deny your claim.
Contact The Levin Firm at (215) 825-5183 to learn more about your right to compensation.