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 may 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.
How Does Sedgwick Injury Claims Relate to 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.
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- They may very well deny your claim.
Is Home Depot Liable for Injuries on their Property?
A business like Home Depot is liable for an injury caused by a dangerous condition upon their property when the injured party can prove that:
- There was an unreasonably dangerous condition upon the property,
- The business (via its employees) was aware of the condition prior to the injury,
- The business 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 Its Employees Injure a Customer?
A store like Home Depot may be liable if their employees intentionally or negligently cause injury to a customer so long as the employee was acting within the course and scope of his duties at Home Depot when he caused the injury. Actions of employees are covered by the doctrine of Respondeat Superior—which means “let the employer answer for his servant.” If you are injured by an employee or other person who causes an injury, you must show that the person involved had a duty of care to act reasonably and failed to meet their duty of care.
Talk to a Lawyer for Home Depot Accidents
A lawyer familiar with premise liability 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: (713) 932-0777.