Although the price of real estate and tight grid structure in New York City isn’t very conducive to support sprawling Walmart stores, shoppers who are loyal to the Walmart brand can travel to communities just outside of NYC for their bargain and bulk shopping needs. Whether you head out to Valley Stream, North Bergen, or another nearby Walmart store, you could be putting yourself at risk by simply walking through the aisles and moving through the checkout lanes. This is because a lot of potential hazards exist in Walmart stores across the country due to spills, tripping hazards, irresponsible employees, weather conditions, and other factors.
If you have suffered from a slip and fall at Walmart in New York, here’s what you need to know about pursuing a case against the retail giant and hiring a Walmart slip and fall lawyer.
Why Accidents Happen at Walmart
Spilled liquids on aisle floors, merchandise that has been stacked unsafely, and improperly placed signs can all cause falls in a Walmart store. Rainy or snowy weather in New York can make indoor and outdoor store surfaces slippery, while pallets left out in the store can be serious tripping hazards for customers. These hazards can cause everything from broken bones to back injuries, brain injuries, and long-term health damage.
If you slip on the floor or fall over an object in Walmart, it is important to go to an emergency room or make an appointment with your doctor immediately. To improve your chances of recovering damages from a personal injury lawsuit, it is useful to take photos of the accident scene, get contact information for witnesses who saw your fall, write down a detailed account of what happened during the incident, and notify the store manager about the accident.
Proving a Case Against Walmart
To prove a case against Walmart after your fall, a Walmart slip and fall lawyer will gather every piece of relevant documentation, such as witness statements, photos, video footage, medical bills, and employment records. The next steps typically involve filing a formal claim against Walmart, waiting for a response from Walmart’s attorneys, and the negotiating a fair settlement or taking the company to trial if negotiations aren’t successful. However, most slip and fall cases against Walmart can be negotiated with fair settlements out of court and without going to trial.
With Attorney Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum on your side, you can feel confident that you are pursuing a case within the New York statute of limitations and navigating New York’s comparative negligence law to your advantage.
How a Walmart Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help
If you have an accident at a Walmart store, don’t try to take on the huge company all on your own. Walmart has the resources to hire prominent defense lawyers and is accustomed to having its insurance company pay out as little as possible for liability claims.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, we are confident to stand up to Walmart and know how to build the right evidence needed to prove your claim. For a free consultation, contact us online or give us a call at 718-237-5586.