A recent study released by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) presents many alarming statistics. One of the most alarming statistics concerns the frequency of slip and fall incidents. Slip and fall accidents cause more than one million people in the United States to receive treatment at a nearby emergency medical center. The number of serious slip and fall incidents just scratches the surface of the overall number of cases reported to healthcare providers. Throw in unreported slip and fall incidents, and this type of accident ranks near the top of the list of the most common types of personal injury cases.
As the leading home improvement store in many of the major markets in the United States, Home Depot experiences a large number of slip and fall cases each year. Not only do customers slip and fall because of slick floor surfaces, but Home Depot also has to deal with trips and falls, as company stores are fully stocked each day with products that require extension cord attachments. Parts and equipment that sit out in aisles also pose a slip and fall threat that can land a customer in the nearest emergency room.
Like other big box retailers, Home Depot is responsible for protecting the safety of every customer that enters one of its stores. Home Depot assumes a duty of care to take steps that minimize the risk of slip and fall incidents. Safety precautions include reacting quickly to a spill in one of the aisles, as well as making sure every aisle remains free of the clutter that can trip a customer. If you sustained one or more injuries as a result of a Home Depot slip and fall, speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
At Morgan and Morgan, our team of personal injury attorneys has handled slip and fall cases since we opened our first office back in 1988. Since we opened our first law office, Morgan and Morgan has recovered more than $13 billion in monetary damages for our clients. With the support of a state-licensed investigator, a Morgan and Morgan personal injury lawyer conducts an exhaustive investigation that includes gathering persuasive physical evidence and interviewing witnesses that verify your version of events.
Schedule a free case evaluation with a Home Depot slip and fall attorney to determine whether the home improvement retailer committed one or more acts of negligence that caused you to slip and fall at one of the company’s stores.