You probably never thought that your trip to the store would lead to you suffering from an injury that landed you in the hospital. When a shopper does experience this, the question of who is going to pay the bill is likely to come up.
While you might be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to fight for the store to pay your medical bills, you should be prepared to fight to make this happen because most people who are injured at a big box store will face an uphill battle.
More than likely, your journey toward seeking compensation is going to start with reporting the injury to the store. If possible, make sure that the manager on duty fills out an accident or incident report. Almost all big box stores have this as a step that has to be completed when someone is hurt on the property.
Protecting your rights starts at the time that you report the injury. You have to make sure that you don’t sign anything that is going to relieve the big box store, or anyone else, of liability for the accident. It might be a good idea to have an attorney review any paperwork that the store personnel is asking you to sign.
Next, you need to get medical care for the injuries that you suffered. You might need to take an ambulance from the scene, but you can also have someone bring you in if necessary. This can help to tie the injury together with the accident.
Ultimately, you will likely need to file a lawsuit in order to get the compensation that you deserve. Learn how to do this and what components must be present so that you can move forward.
Source: FindLaw, “Suing for Injuries at Walmart and Other Big Box Stores,” George Khoury, Esq., accessed June 23, 2017