I was reaching for a package of pretzels at a warehouse store when a box on a higher shelf fell down and hit me. I suffered a concussion and hurt my neck. The store manager said that I should have asked for help getting the pretzels, but it seems that I should be able to do my shopping without getting hurt. Do I have a Florida premises liability claim?
Yes, you should be able to do your shopping without risking injury. Warehouse stores like Costco and Sam's Club have a legal obligation or duty of care to ensure that their customers are safe while engaged in normal shopping activities. This doesn't mean you can safely climb to a high shelf and remove a heavy box, but it does mean you should be able to take merchandise off a shelf and put it into your shopping cart without risking bodily harm. It also means you should be warned if there is any foreseeable risk of injury while shopping at a warehouse store.
If you and your West Palm Beach premises liability attorney can show that the warehouse store did not meet this duty of care, then you have a right to file a Florida premises liability claim for your injuries.
Learn more by requesting a free copy of the book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim, or by contacting West Palm Beach premises liability lawyer David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.