Home Depot Accident Lawyer
Injured at Home Depot?
The Home Depot (or “Home Depot” as it is known colloquially) is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. They have numerous stores and distribution centers stretching across the county. If you are injured while at The Home Depot, there are a number of things you need to be aware of. Home depot uses an independent adjusting firm called Sedgwick Claims to handle many of their injury claims. They may ask for a recorded statement. They many deny your claim. You would be wise to discuss the facts of your specific Home Depot accident with a premise liability attorney who is familiar with their claims process. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we have handled many Home Depot injury claims. Call us for a free consultation at: 1-00-298-0111.
Sedgwick Injury Claims at Home Depot
Sedgwick is an insurance loss claims adjusting company. They handle personal injury liability and worker’s compensation claims on behalf of many companies, including Home Depot. Their role is to try to minimize the exposure that companies have when injury claims are brought against their clients. If you are injured at Home Depot, there is a good chance you will be dealing with an adjuster from Sedgwick regarding your claim. Some things you need to be aware of:
- You do not have to (and should not) give a recorded statement.
- You have the right to speak to your own attorney.
- They do not have to provide you a copy of the accident report unless you hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit.
- The reviews from people dealing with them online are worth reading before you go it alone.
- They may very well deny your claim.
Is Home Depot Liable for Injuries Caused by Dangerous Conditions?
In Texas as in most states, whether or not Home Depot is liable for an injury caused by a dangerous condition upon their property depends upon whether you, the injured victim, can meet the burden of proof of a premise liability case. To prevail on a premise liability case in Texas, you must prove that:
- There was an unreasonably dangerous condition upon the property,
- The premise owner, Home Depot, was aware of the condition,
- The premise owner, Home Depot, failed to either remedy the problem or warn the patrons of an unseen/unrecognized danger, and;
- The patron was injured by the dangerous condition.
Is Home Depot Liable if Their Employees or Others Cause an Injury to a Patron?
If you are injured by an employee or other person who causes an injury, the injured person must show that the person involved had a duty of care to act reasonable and failed to meet their duty of care. While acts of third-parties are often unforeseeable, negligent actions of employees are often covered by the doctrine of Respondeat Superior—which means “let the employer answer for his servant.” So an employee who negligently cuts a patron with a saw or drops something on a patron while loading may expose Home Depot to liability for failing to exercise reasonable care in performing the task at hand.
Talk to a Lawyer for Home Depot Accidents
A lawyer familiar with premise liability law can help you understand your specific facts better. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today if you would like to learn more about your rights following a Home Depot accident: 1-800-298-0111.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.