INJURED AT WALMART IN LOS ANGELES?
WALMART ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYER GERALD L. MARCUS AND HIS TEAM WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!
Walmart sells over $400 billion worth of merchandise and collects almost $5 billion worldwide in revenue annually.
In American stores, Walmart is over 700 million square feet of floor space. Most shoppers at Walmart complete their daily shopping without injuries, but at times there are some customers that DO suffer injuries.
ATTEMPTING TO HOLD WALMART LIABLE FOR YOUR INJURIES CAN BE CHALLENGING
Walmart has so much money that they are able to afford the best defense attorneys and will do ANYTHING in their power to make you drop your case.
You will need an experienced Los Angeles Walmart Accident & Injury Lawyer that is knowledgeable in these types of cases and has gone up against Walmart and won in the past!
This guide will describe step-by-step on how to tackle a big company like Walmart to get the compensation you deserve.
CLAIMS AGAINST WALMART
Challenging a rich and powerful business like Walmart can be extremely difficult and tough to prosecute.
This is because Walmart has its own liability insurance.
This means that Walmart can self-insure rather than buying insurance from a third-party insurer.
It can handle its own liability claims and will directly pay any settlement against them in a personal injury case.
Walmart has the power to avoid paying any damages, persuade you from not taking a course of action, denying your claim, and making your case difficult for you.
THE TYPES OF INJURIES CUSTOMERS SUFFER AT WALMART
The most common injury at Walmart is a slip and fall.
Customers at Walmart can slip on spilled water, milk, juice, or oil. They can also trip over on hard objects that have been left on the ground or on welcome mats on the floor of the entryway.
There are other types of premises liability lawsuits that may arise from broken machinery or poor maintenance.
For example, a customer might cut themselves on a sharp broken edge of a sign or shopping cart. Or a customer can also cut himself from broken glass while reaching for a jar of jam.
Another type of premises liability is falling objects that have been placed in a hazardous way on high shelves.
Injuries at Walmart not only happen inside the store but can also occur outside of the store.
A slip and fall that occurs on the sidewalk or in the parking lot of the store while on a rainy day or on wet pavement or over cracks can also be a cause for action but under certain circumstances.
WHEN CAN YOU SUE WALMART
Walmart owes its customers the highest level of protection. This means that Walmart is expected to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of its customers.
WALMART WILL BE HELD LIABLE IF:
-It caused the dangerous situation
-Knew about the dangerous situation but did nothing to remove it.
-Should have reasonably known about the dangerous situation.
That is why most stores conduct regular safety inspections to ensure the safety of its customers and to be aware of the dangers on the premises.
TO WIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST WALMART YOU MUST PROVE:
-Duty: Walmart had a duty to remove a certain danger
-Breach Of Duty: They breached that duty but failed to do so.
-Injury: You were harmed
-Cause: Injury was caused by Walmart’s breach of duty.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT AT WALMART
STEP 1: SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Your well-being is your first priority even if the injury is not immediately apparent.
Receiving a full medical assessment will help prove you have a case to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
STEP 2: GATHER EVIDENCE
-Take pictures after the incident or have a witness do it for you.
-If you slipped in a puddle, then take pictures of the puddle.
-If something fell from the shelf and hit you, then take a picture of the object and the shelf.
-Take enough photos of the area and close-ups of the dangerous condition from multiple angles.
-Record the names and contact information of any witnesses.
-Your clothes may also be useful for any evidence so remember the outfit you wore.
-Demand a copy of the surveillance tape early on to ensure that the recording shows the negligence of Walmart.
-Preserve receipts, records, medical treatments and your doctors’ descriptions of your injuries to use as evidence.
-Keep a record of any lost wages from work.
-Keep a record of your day to day life.
STEP 3: AFTER AN INJURY DO NOT TALK TO WALMART
Walmart will do EVERYTHING in their power to avoid paying for any damages.
Walmart will persuade you to make a statement that can hurt your case.
They will convince you to sign an incident report upon exiting the store.
Do not sign anything
Do not discuss your case to a casualty claims administrator known as the Claims Management, Inc.
Do not settle on an offer
STEP 4: DO NOT WAIT
Calling a Los Angeles premises liability attorney who knows how to handle and fight Walmart injury claims is CRUCIAL! If you wait too long your case will be dismissed by the judge.
THE LAW OFFICES OF GERALD L. MARCUS WILL FIGHT FOR YOUR JUSTICE & WORK TO OBTAIN MAXIMUM COMPENSATION ON YOUR BEHALF
If you suffered a serious injury in Walmart that was not your fault, we can help you! Our Walmart Accident & Injury Lawyer Gerald L. Marcus and his team will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
Since 1987, our law firm has been representing injured victims throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas who have been injured while shopping at Walmart.
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