Falling Merchandise

This Fort Lauderdale Falling Merchandise Attorney Helps those in Need

Anthony Quackenbush is a skilled Fort Lauderdale Falling Merchandise Lawyer. Merchandise refers to the items being sold in stores. Falling merchandise can cause catastrophic injuries, for which you deserve compensation.

Merchandise may fall off of racks or shelfs in stores for any number of reasons. For example, if merchandise isn’t properly tied, strapped down or secured, it may fall and cause serious injuries.

It is especially important to properly secure particularly heavy merchandise. This is because heavy merchandise has a greater potential to injure customers if it falls.

Merchandise may also fall due to the negligence of an employee. For instance, an employee of a store may actually drop merchandise as he or she is attempting to place it on a shelf or rack.

If you’ve been hurt by falling merchandise anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County), contact Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no-obligation consultation. This Broward County Falling Merchandise Lawyer works on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t be charged a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case.

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When merchandise falls in a store and injures you, in order to obtain compensation, you will need to prove that the store had notice of the dangerous condition. That is, you won’t be entitled to compensation simply because the merchandise fell on you. You will need to prove that the store either created the dangerous condition or knew or should have known about it and didn’t do anything to fix the problem. After all, if the store had no knowledge of the dangerous condition, then there would be no way that it could have fixed the problem.

It is a common misconception that, if you are on the property of another person or entity (such as a store) and you are injured, you are automatically entitled to compensation. However, this isn’t true. In fact, you are only entitled to compensation if you can prove that the property owner (for example, the store owner) either created the dangerous condition that caused your injury or knew, or should have known, about it and didn’t do anything to fix it.

If an employee at the store where you were injured by falling merchandise actually caused the merchandise to fall (such as by dropping it), then you will be able to prove that the employee actually created the dangerous condition (i.e., by dropping it). This is referred to as “actual knowledge,” and, if a store is deemed to have actual knowledge of a dangerous condition, then it will be liable for any injuries caused by that condition.

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On the other hand, if the merchandise that injured you fell because it wasn’t properly secured, then you will need to prove that the store either knew of the dangerous condition or should have known about it. You can prove that the store had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition if the store employees made statements to that effect (i.e., they testify to it in court or state as much in their incident reports). In the alternative, you can prove that the store should have known of the dangerous condition (i.e., that it had what’s called “constructive notice”) by demonstrating that the dangerous condition existed for long enough of a time period that the store employees should have detected it.

You can prove that the dangerous condition existed for long enough of a time period in any number of ways. For example, if another customer saw the dangerous condition a couple of hours before your incident, you may be able to successfully argue that the store had long enough to detect it. If the store had plenty of time to detect the dangerous condition and correct it but didn’t do so, then you may be able to successfully argue that the store is responsible for your injuries if they are caused by the dangerous condition.

Obtain Justice for your Injuries Along-side a South Florida Roll-over Wreck Law Firm

If you’ve been hurt due to falling merchandise anyplace in Broward County (including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors), call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no-obligation consultation. He will talk to you about your case at length.

If you decide to hire Mr. Quackenbush as your attorney, he will work on a contingency basis – which means that he won’t charge you a dime until you’ve made a recovery in your case. So, there is no risk to you.

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