CVS is a popular pharmacy brand in New York City, with dozens of stores across the city and many with 24/7 access to convenience items in addition to medications. But while most visits to CVS are quick and uneventful, others can involve painful slip and fall accidents that result in high medical bills, missed time from work, and lots of stress.
If you have been involved in an accident in one of these pharmacy stores, here’s what you need to know and when it’s time to call a CVS slip and fall attorney.
How CVS Slips and Falls Happen
There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a CVS store because of the potential hazards present. It is very possible for beverages from the coolers to leak and spill out onto the floor, a floor mat to become misplaced, or mopped areas not marked with proper signage to warn shoppers of slippery surfaces.
Rainy or snowy NYC weather can be tracked into CVS stores, causing danger to customers if not promptly cleaned up. Also, spilled items from shelves, boxes left in the aisles, and uneven sidewalks outside the store can put CVS shoppers at risk of injury.
Typical Injuries from a CVS Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents in CVS stores can be very minor or very severe, depending on who is involved and the type of hazard. When a person cannot maintain balance on a slippery surface or trips over something left out in the open, hip and knee injuries are very common. Many people also hit their heads when they slip and fall in a CVS store, resulting in brain and spinal cord injuries. Fall victims with existing medical problems, elderly adults, and anyone who experiences a particularly bad fall could be left with permanent and debilitating injuries that cannot ever be fully recovered from.
Pursuing a Slip and Fall Case Against CVS
If you fall in a CVS pharmacy, you may have a case against the store due to the negligence of a property owner, manager, or other party. It is important to know that there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a case against CVS after the date of your fall. Something else to know is that there is a comparative negligence law in New York, which means that you could be partially to blame for your injuries and still recover some amount from a negligent third party. After being involved in a slip and fall accident in a CVS, you may have the right to recover monetary compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
How a CVS Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help
The Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum offers experienced personal injury representation for New Yorkers who have suffered injuries due to falls in CVS stores. We help our clients get the documentation and evidence they need to pursue successful personal injury claims by showing that the store owed them a duty, breached that duty, that this breach caused the accident, and that injuries were a result of the accident. When you are up against a massive retail chain, like CVS, you need a knowledgeable legal team on your side to pursue your interests and protect your rights.
Contact us online or by phone at 718-237-5586 while you still have time to pursue a case.