Home Depot’s Liability for Accidents on Their Premises
Home Depot is a common place to go when the time comes for home maintenance‚ improvements‚ or repairs. This big-box chain of more than 2‚000 stores sells construction and home improvement materials‚ including power tools‚ hardware‚ heating and cooling units‚ toilets‚ sinks and bathtubs‚ home electronics‚ plumbing‚ electrical‚ and gardening supplies. Accidents can happen in this type of store‚ and Home Depot faces its share of lawsuits.
If you have been injured in a Home Depot store‚ it is in your best interests to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer. You may be entitled to recover compensation from the company for your injuries. Our San Diego premises liability attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers offer a free case review. We can tell you if you have a valid premises liability claim‚ so please call us today at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.
What You Must Prove In a Home Depot Premises Liability Case
Businesses such as Home Depot are not liable for every injury that occurs at a store. To establish a premises liability claim against Home Depot‚ you must prove that:
- A hazardous condition existed on the premises.
- Home Depot either caused the dangerous condition or failed to fix it when it knew or should have known about the danger.
- You suffered injuries caused by the hazardous condition.
A dangerous condition existing on the property could be:
- Newly mopped‚ wet floors (with no warning sign posted) that could cause slip and fall accidents.
- Merchandise falling from overhead shelves and hitting customers.
- Uneven flooring or obstacles in walkways that cause customers to trip and fall.
- Improperly stacked tools that can fall and crush fingers.
- Accumulation of water or other slippery substance in an entryway.
- Sawdust on the floor or grounds causing customers to slip and fall.
Even when a dangerous condition on the property caused your injuries‚ the store still may not be liable if it is proven that they took reasonable precautions to protect its customers from harm. Stores are allowed a reasonable time under the law to discover‚ eliminate‚ or warn of hazardous conditions.
For example‚ if another customer spills something and you immediately slip and fall‚ the store may not be liable for your injuries. However‚ if a spill remains on the floor for hours‚ and employees fail to clean it up‚ the store may be liable for injuries if a customer slips and falls.
Examples of accidents for which premises liability claims have been filed against Home Depot include the following:
- A palm tree in a Home Depot store fell and struck a California woman on the shoulder and upper back‚ resulting in years of therapy.
- A loaded shopping cart dislodged by the wind rolled down a hill‚ striking a 44-year-old man in a Home Depot parking lot‚ causing back injury and a partially fractured vertebrae‚ both requiring surgery.
- A woman in Pennsylvania slipped and fell on a substance on the floor of a Home Depot‚ causing injures for which she was awarded nearly $45‚000.
Contact a San Diego Home Depot Premises Liability Attorney at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers
If a dangerous condition in Home Depot has caused you or your loved one injury‚ Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers can help. Contact our San Diego premises liability lawyers at (888) 233-5020 for a free case review and high quality representation in premises liability matters.
Premises Liability Case Results
- Awarded: $89‚000 – Chula Vista Slip and Fall in Big Box Store (Home Depot)
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