Did You Slip and Fall at Walmart? Our Attorneys Can Help
Walmart is an American grocery store chain. It was founded in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart has stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates out of 11,000 stores and employs approximately 1.2 million employees in the United States. A large number of employees is evidence of the high volume of customers Walmart serves every day. With such large stores and frequent customer traffic, Walmart employees have a duty to regularly inspect the store to protect and warn customers of foreseeable harm. If Walmart breaches this duty and a shopper slips and falls in the store, it may be responsible for any and all injuries sustained.
Slip and Fall Injuries to Walmart Customers
Many slip and fall injuries are not life-threatening; however, they may significantly change a person’s life. Causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Merchandise falling off of shelves
- Slippery floors due to snow or ice
- Wet floors due to spilled liquids and food
- Defective or lack of handrails
- Cords or hoses across an aisle
- Ice and snow on walkways, entranceways and parking lot
- Broken steps or stairs
- Uneven carpet
Slip and fall injuries may be minor or severe. The most common injuries include:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and abrasions
If you slip and fall at Walmart, you have mounting bills and the inability to function in the same way you did before you fell. You may receive compensation for your injuries, including:
- 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 Walmart:
If you fall at Walmart, you may become disoriented. Trying to regain your composure after falling may interfere with your clarity. You may be too unsure about what to do after your slip and fall. Here are some steps to take after your accident.
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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