The San Diego law firm of Estey & Bomberger focuses solely on personal injury cases, including those in big box stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Costco. Lowe’s has more than 1,745 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with an average of 15 million customers every week. Each store is packed full of products and people are constantly flowing in and out. This inevitably leads to injuries happening on their property, where by slipping or even merchandise falling from the shelves.
We help all clients obtain fair compensation for premises liability cases. We are prepared to take on large corporations like Lowe’s to get you a financial award that would cover your medical bills and lost wages.
Liability in Lowe’s Injury Claim
The central part of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is determining who has liability, who is responsible for the damages suffered? In order to prove that Lowe’s is liable, you have to prove that Lowe’s knew about or should have known about the condition that led to the injury and did not do anything to correct the dangerous situation. The store is required to do frequent checks to ensure that the store premises are safe. If they discover that there is a danger, they either must immediately fix it or put out a clear warning to all the customers, so they know to avoid the area. This includes areas outside the store like parking lots and sidewalks.
Some of the basic guidelines that Lowe’s must follow to prevent liability is routinely cleaning the floors, regularly checking for spills and fallen merchandise, putting out warning signs, and maintaining the lighting. While these do not prevent all accidents or automatically prove liability, if your injury is due to disregarding one of these guidelines, Lowe’s has a higher chance of being at fault.
Often, negligence in personal injury cases comes down to timing. Sometimes issues occur in a store due to the fault of another customer. However, the fault shifts from the customer to the store if no one fixes or clean up the issue in a reasonable amount of time. If the spill was there for five minutes and you fell, the store may have not have been negligent. If the spill was there for two hours, it could very well be the store’s fault.
Necessities for a Lowe’s Lawsuit
The first thing you need to be able to win a suit against Lowe’s is evidence. If you are going to prove Lowe’s is liable for your injury, you need more than your word to convince the court. You should report the accident to store management immediately with a description of what happened and the extent of your injuries.
Some of the strongest pieces of evidence that you can add to your case are photographs. If you are able to take pictures of the puddle you slipped on, the piece or merchandise that you tripped on, or anything else that was involved in the incident, it could help your case. Most Lowe’s stores also have security footage that can help you prove the timing and nature of your accident.
Lowe’s Accident Law Firm
Incidents in Lowe’s stores in San Diego and across the country can cause serious, even life-changing, injuries. If you feel you or a loved one suffered an injury at a Lowe’s store due to the store’s negligence, contact an experienced premises liability legal team to discuss your case like at Estey & Bomberger, LLP. Contact them in San Diego today for a free consultation! (619) 295-0035