Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart and other retailers experience falling merchandise causing employee and customer accidents and even death.
Scott Callahan has successfully represented numerous individuals, and their loved ones, in personal injury cases involving merchandise that has fallen on customers while shopping at “super warehouse” stores. Super warehouse stores include retailers such as Home Depot, Wal Mart, Toys “R” Us, KMart, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, and Builder’s Square.
Causes of Falling Merchandise Injuries
Retailers are required to follow certain safety standards when they stack merchandise and operate machinery, such as forklifts, electric pallet jacks, reach trucks, and order pickers. The stores must also train their employees to properly follow safety policies and procedures. In many instances, however, these large retailers fail to comply with these requirements. As a result, customers are being seriously injured or killed by falling merchandise. Specifically, this is due to improper stacking, unsafe displays, negligent acts by forklift drivers, damaged or faulty racking, inadequate employee training, insufficient shrink-wrapping, and defective pallets. Many products such as lumber, five gallon paint buckets, heavy boxes, steel bathtubs, fireplace mantels, and other items are falling on customers, some from overhead racking exceeding twenty feet.
In many instances, there is a blatant indifference for customer safety. Unfortunately, these are not isolated occurrences. The sheer number of nationwide claims and lawsuits against retailers for falling merchandise is stunning. Media coverage by Good Morning America, 20/20, Inside Edition, and local affiliates nationwide highlights the common nature of the dangers that exist in super warehouse stores.
Falling merchandise is a problem that most people don’t even consider until it happens to them. However, items falling from shelves in stores because of improper stocking or unsafe practices can be quite dangerous, and people suffer injuries due to these falling objects each year. A variety of stores, many of which fall into the category of a “super warehouse” can be danger zones if the employees do not take care when it comes to stocking items and storing them on shelves.
Scott Callahan Wants to Help
If you were injured by falling merchandise in the Katy or Houston areas, you deserve an experienced personal injury lawyer. The Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C., has the knowledge and resources to prepare a strong claim on your behalf. Contact us 24/7 to get the legal help you need—call (713) 888-9000 or complete a free online form today.