Did You Slip and Fall at Target in South Carolina? Let Our Attorneys Help
Target operates over 1,800 stores with locations in all 50 states. Target serves millions of customers nationwide on a daily basis. Target locations in South Carolina provide service to an influx of shoppers. Target employees have a duty to provide their customers with a safe shopping environment. Target stores in South Carolina must conduct regular inspections, repairs and cleaning. They may have to do this more frequently depending on the volume of customer traffic in the store. Merchandise may break or spill onto the floor and cause customers to slip and fall. Although, Target may not know about the break or spill right away it is still responsible for any injuries customers receive.
Slip and Fall Injuries to Target Shoppers in South Carolina
Slip and fall accidents at Target stores in South Carolina often occur due to the negligence of the employees to maintain the premises properly. Examples of improper maintenance of the premises include:
- Not securely stocking merchandise on the shelves
- Broken and uneven floors
- Uneven carpets
- Poor lighting
- Broken steps or stairs
- Boxes and other items in the aisles
Whether the injuries from a slip and fall are minor or severe, they are an inconvenience to the injured shopper and interfere with their ability to enjoy life. Some of the most common injuries from slip and falls include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Sprains and fractures
- Contusions and concussions
Customers shopping at Target are focused on shopping, while Target’s employees should be focused on keeping the store safe. If you slip and fall during a shopping trip due to Target’s negligence, you may seek damages from the store for failure to keep the premises safe. You may seek compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earning capacity
- Damage to personal property
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Target in South Carolina
After a slip and fall at Target, in South Carolina, you may not know what to do next. Here are some steps to take after your Target slip and fall.
1. Get medical attention immediately after your fall.
2. Do not give any statements to or sign any documents from any Target employees or representatives.
3. Get an incident report from the store manager.
4. Document everything involving the accident, including:
- Date, time and location of your slip and fall
- Details about your fall
- Photographs of your injuries immediately after and days after your fall
- Names of witnesses, if possible or if any
5. Keep all records concerning your fall, including medical reports and bills.
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