As California attorneys we are called on to review the results of injuries that can make me question what’s considered to be safe. Shopping at Big Box stores and in particular Home Depot and Lowes are rapidly becoming places I avoid for reasons that will become clear.
Recently a man in Georgia was awarded $1.5 Million dollars by a jury as a result of full pallet of plywood falling on him while he was in the store to shop! The only thing this man wanted to do that day was to walk into Home Depot (it could have easily been Lowes) and grab a few items and get back to his day. Instead, as a result of negligence on the part of Home Depot, he got to deal with emergency medical technicians, hospitals, surgeons, time off of work and a lifetime of pain that may never fully resolve.
Places like Home Depot, Lowes, Sams Club and even Wal-Mart can be extremely dangerous places because they are working warehouses. This means you are sharing your shopping experience with forklifts and staff moving equipment and inventory and at times accidents happen. When these accidents happen they tend to be very serious and the long term results can be devastating. In working warehouses personal injury claims are common and these stores have developed legal teams to fight.
During the recovery from these injuries this man was unable to work and his family had to step in and help with the activities we take for granted. Tasks like bathing, dressing yourself, getting to appointments with health care providers and even eating are magnified in complexity with injuries that you might sustain in a big box store.
If you’ve been injured in a big box store that is referred to as premises liability and we have extensive experience with events like these. No matter if you were in a Home Depot, Lowes, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart or even Costco we can help you. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth and we can be reached 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or at We Can Help!