How Falling Merchandise Can Lead To Severe Head Injuries
Merchandise on store shelves can be very heavy. It's the responsibility of a store to keep the merchandise secured properly so that it doesn't fall and cause any injuries. Unfortunately, some companies are negligent in securing the merchandise, and you might suffer a severe head injury as a result of merchandise falling on your head.
Improperly Installed Shelving Equipment
When a store does not install shelves properly, they might tip over and fall on customers. They might collapse. The shelves might be slanted at the wrong angle, and the merchandise might slide down the shelf. Or, the merchandise might be so heavy that the shelves are simply not capable of supporting them.
While you're busy browsing the store, something might strike your head suddenly. You might be so injured that you need immediate medical attention. Or, you might be able to drive away from the store only to discover that you have symptoms that indicate that you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Rather than try to tough it out, it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include headaches, dizziness, confusion, and ringing in your ears. Or, the symptoms might be more subtle, such as sleep disturbances. You do not want to ignore the symptoms because your head injury might be worse than you think.
The Cost of Your Medical Treatment
The medical treatment you'll need after your head injury can cost thousands of dollars. However, there is no reason why you should be forced to pay for your medical bills on your own. While you're recovering from your head injury, your injury lawyer will be investigating what happened to determine why you were struck by merchandise.
A store owner has a duty of care to make sure that any customers who enter the store are safe. If you were at fault for the falling merchandise, such as if you were reaching for the merchandise and it fell and hit your head, you may be considered at fault. But if your attorney is able to determine that the store was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Receiving compensation can be very difficult when the company that insures the store will do everything possible to reduce their liability; therefore, you'll want an experienced attorney to handle all of your negotiations so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
To learn more, contact an injury attorney.