Wal-Mart, which does business as Walmart, is an American multi-national retailing corporation that functions as a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores. With its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, as of October 31, 2016, Walmart had over 11,593 stores and clubs in 28 countries. It has 1.4 million employees in the United States, and 2.3 million employees throughout the world.
Due to the thousands of visitors to the store each day, it is likely that Walmart’s employees often overlook spills that cause customers to slip and fall. Walmart’s employees have an obligation to make sure that their customers are not hurt in any way. If you were injured while shopping at Walmart, call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg at 1-877-595-HURT (4878) for a free consultation with an attorney.
What Kind of Injuries Have Walmart’s Customers Sustained?
There are many factors that can contribute to a slip and fall injury, including the negligence of the store’s employees. It is possible for customers to slip and fall on floors that are in the midst of being cleaned by employees, who neglected to place a warning sign in the area. Or they may slip and fall due to ice and snow outside a Walmart store.
If you were injured while shopping at Walmart because of the careless actions of its employees, you can file a lawsuit claiming negligence, and you may recover damages for your injuries.
Some common kinds of injuries that customers suffer in slip and fall accidents are:
- Fractured clavicle
- Sprained ankle
- Stretched tendon
- Tailbone fracture
If you have suffered these or other slip and fall injuries at Walmart, you might be able to secure compensation. This compensation is very much like that of other personal injury lawsuits, and will assist you with your recovery:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Walmart:
- Call a doctor right away to receive treatment for your injury.
- Do not sign any forms from Walmart’s management, their attorneys or insurance representatives, prior to speaking with an attorney.
- Do not file a claim against them by yourself. Call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, and hire an experienced personal injury attorney.