Attorney for Injury at Lowes
Talk to a Lowes accident lawyer if you are injured while visiting a Lowes store. Lowes is the second-largest home improvement retailer in North America, second only behind Home Depot. There were over 2390 Lowes locations in North America as of early 2018, however, at least 50 locations have closed in recent years. There are at least 115 Lowes stores located in Texas. As you can imagine, an organization the size of Lowes has skilled risk management professionals they rely on to defend against injury claims made by customers who sustain injuries on their property. If you are injured at Lowes, you need to speak to a premise liability lawyer regarding your Lowes accident to learn your rights. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today for a free consultation with a Lowes accident lawyer at (713) 932-0777.
Is Lowes Responsible for Injuries on Their Property?
In order for an injured victim to prevail in a premise liability claim against Lowes, they must generally show that there was a dangerous condition upon the premises, that Lowes:
- knew or should have known of the dangerous condition,
- that the injured victim was not aware of the condition, and;
- that Lowes failed to either remedy the condition or warn the victim of the dangerous condition.
Businesses like Lowes have a duty to provide a safe place to shop for their patrons. They are not, however, complete insurers of their safety. Unfortunately, with an operation as big as Lowes, accident prevention is very difficult. Thus, they are held to the standard of a reasonably prudent person when it comes to a premise liability claim against Lowes.
How Do You Prove a Store Knew of a Dangerous Condition?
Proving that a store knew or should have known of a dangerous condition can be very difficult in many cases. Thus, it is critical that you send the proper notification letters to trigger a duty to preserve any video evidence that might establish the source of the dangerous condition and how long it existed before the client’s fall. Failure to promptly act to preserve this evidence may result in the legal destruction of this evidence. This is why you need an attorney’s advice on your Lowes injury claim immediately.
Types of Injuries in Big Stores
There are many ways a patron may be injured while shopping at Lowes or any other big store like that. Some of the most common types of accidents we see include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injury due to falling objects
- Injured by a negligent forklift operator
- Parking lot tripping accidents.
If you have been seriously injured in a Lowes accident, call us for a free consultation today.
Employees are not immune to injury while working for Lowes. They may be injured from a slip or trip and fall, from working with machinery and/or forklifts, or from motor vehicle collisions. In 49 states, a Lowes employee can file for worker’s compensation to cover on-the-job injuries. Texas, however, is the one state that does not require employers to provide workers’ compensation. Instead, in Texas Lowes uses alternative employer-provided injury benefit plans that do not provide the same coverage that workers’ compensation provides. The plans we have dealt with typically have a forced arbitration clause that deprives the employee of a day in court and sends him/her to a forced arbitration proceeding. While these plans place significant limits and hurdles upon making recovery outside the plan, you do have the right to bring a claim for certain damages such as pain and suffering that are not covered by the employee benefit plan. For a free consultation regarding your arbitration rights, contact us at (713) 932-0777, or for more information on your work injury claim at Lowes, visit our work injury page.