Slip and Fall at Walmart
A slip and fall can unexpectedly turn a shopping trip at a retail store like Walmart into a painful and life-altering experience. If you suffered injuries from a slip and fall at Walmart, you’re unfortunately not alone.
The company has been the target of hundreds of lawsuits and is sued more often than any other American entity aside from the government, according to USA Today.
For you, though, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill situation. Your injury affects every moment of your daily life. You only have one chance to get the compensation you deserve, so you need to make it count by hiring the right attorney for the job. At Console & Hollawell, we have a proven record of success handling personal injury claims and slip and fall cases in particular. Call (856) 778-5500 for your free consultation.
What Causes Slip and Falls
Property owners are legally responsible for making sure their store is safe for their patrons and employees. They must make sure that they correct any hazards that exist. If you suffered a slip and fall at Walmart because the business failed to uphold this obligation in some way, you should be compensated for all of your damages. A few of the safety hazards that can lead to slip and falls at Walmart include:
Numerous conditions can lead to slip and falls on commercial properties like Walmart stores.
Proving Fault in Slip and fall Claims
Proving fault in slip and fall cases is particularly difficult because the plaintiff – you, the injured person – must show that the defendant knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused the fall. Typically‚ a property owner must have been negligent before there can be any liability. To succeed in your slip and fall claim, you must show that the owner was the cause of the hazard‚ that they knew of the danger yet did nothing to remedy the situation‚ or that the property owner should have known that the hazard was present yet did not fix the problem.
Walmart’s Legal Team and Tactics
Typically, businesses and corporations want to settle as quickly and cheaply as possible‚ but this is not the case with Walmart. This company is always willing to go to trial. Walmart prides itself on changing corporate litigation by rigorously fighting every case even when it could be more costly than settling out of court, according to USA Today, which means they rarely settle cases. Their legal tactics lead back to practices put in place by founder Sam Walton‚ whose theory was that if the company felt that they weren’t at fault. then the case should be brought to court.
Having been the defendant in so many cases‚ Walmart retains some of the top attorneys in the country to help them through their legal matters. They are one of the toughest opponents you can come up against‚ and when they do lose, chances are good that they will appeal the case, no matter how large or small its value. Walmart’s unyielding legal tactics and vast resources are precisely why it’s so important that you hire a lawyer with experience handling slip and fall claims.
Call an Attorney Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall at Walmart‚ you should seek the help and guidance of a skilled slip and fall lawyer. The award-winning attorneys at Console & Hollawell have the experience and knowledge to investigate and win your slip and fall claim. We’ve already won numerous six-figure slip and fall settlements, including a recent $400,000 victory for a shopper injured at retail store. Our lawyers are not intimidated by Walmart or by the massive corporation’s expensive legal team. Call (856) 778-5500 today and let our lawyers fight on your side.
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