Injuries at large retailers

Trips and falls at big box stores in New York and around the country are very common. Walmart, which is one of the companies that is most frequently sued by people who are injured at one of their locations, has been estimated to face 5,000 lawsuits each year. This works out to about 13 lawsuits per day, and many other retailers, like Target and Costco, face a number of suits as well.

If someone is hurt at a big box store, the incident will almost always be immediately reported to a manager. This is because companies have policies that they follow related to dealing with accidents. Managers will normally try to determine exactly what caused someone to fall or be injured.

In many cases, managers will also insist that a person who was hurt gets some kind of medical attention. Depending on the severity of the injury, an ambulance may be called. Whether or not victims will be able to successfully sue a company for their injuries will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident as well as the level of proof that is required to show a company was negligent.

Businesses may be financially liable for a trip and fall accident under the theory of premises liability. Companies are required to ensure that their locations are safe. If a business has been negligent about ensuring that spills are cleaned up or clearing debris from walkways, it may be liable for compensating someone who is injured. Injured victims might want to meet with an attorney to see what recourse might be available to them.

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