Fort Lauderdale Walgreens Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured while shopping, contact this Fort Lauderdale Walgreens Accident Lawyer today. While Walgreens can be a good place to shop, it can also be a dangerous place. This is due in part to the high-degree of traffic in Walmart stores. Many people in the stores means many hazards.
One danger in Walmart stores is the risk of a slip and fall or trip & fall accident. If an object or liquid is left on the ground/floor in the store, then a slip & fall or trip and fall accident may occur. If you’ve fallen and sustained an injury in a Walmart store, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against Walmart.
In order to succeed in your case, you will need to prove that Walgreens had notice of the dangerous condition (i.e., the object or liquid on the ground/floor). After all, if Walgreens didn’t have any notice of the dangerous condition, then it couldn’t possibly be responsible for it. For example, if you slipped on water that was spilled by another customer 30 seconds before you fell, then Walgreens wouldn’t have had time to discover the problem and correct it. However, if the water existed on the ground/floor for 30 minutes, then you should be able to successfully argue that Walgreens should have become aware of, and fixed, the problem.
In order to prove that Walgreens was responsible for your injuries, you can prove that Walgreens had either 1) “actual notice” or 2) “constructive notice” of the dangerous condition. You can prove that Walgreens had actual notice by proving that a Walgreens employee either a) created the dangerous condition him/herself or b) was aware of the dangerous condition and failed to correct it. In either case, Walgreens will be responsible for your accident.
Call Mr. Quackenbush if you’ve been hurt in a Walgreens in Florida (including Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Miami and Miami-Dade County). This Fort Lauderdale Walgreens Accident Law Firm can get you compensated for your injuries. Talk to Mr. Quackenbush today by calling 786-294-7711. He will discuss your case with you for free.Hurt Shoppers Get Compensated with the Assistance of this Fort Lauderdale Walgreens Accident Lawyer
On the other hand, you can prove that Walgreens had “constructive notice” of the dangerous condition. In order to prove constructive notice, you will need to show that Walgreens should have known of the dangerous condition – even if it didn’t actually know of it. In order to prove that Walgreens should have known of the dangerous condition, you can show that the condition existed for a long enough time period that a Walgreens employee should have become aware of it. You can do this by using circumstantial evidence (e.g., there were tracks in water on the floor, or dirt in soda/juice). You can also prove that Walgreens employees should have known of the dangerous condition if the condition existed in a place where employees should have been able to see it.
If you fall and are injured in Walgreens, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against Walgreens. You may also be able to pursue a case against the cleaning companies that Walgreens hires to keep the premises clean and safe. However, Walgreens won’t be able to “get off the hook” simply because a cleaning company was involved. This is because Walgreens has a “non-delegable duty” to keep its premises safe. This means that, although Walgreens can “contract out” cleaning jobs to subcontractors, it can’t pass off the responsibility to keep the premises safe. That is, whether Walgreens does the cleaning itself or whether it contracts the job out, Walgreens will always be responsible for keeping the property safe and, if a customer is injured because the property isn’t kept safe, then Walgreens will always be liable – and the cleaning company that didn’t do its job properly may also be responsible.
Walgreens employees may also injure you themselves. For example, a Walgreens employee may accidentally trip or knock you over. If this occurs, then Walgreens will be responsible for your injuries. This is true because Walgreens is said to be “vicariously liable” for its employees actions under a theory of “respondeat superior.”
The only exception to this will be if a Walgreens employee acts “outside of the scope” of his or her employment. That is, Walgreens will only be responsible for negligence committed by its employees while they are doing their job. If they do something outside of their job responsibilities (for example, committing a crime), then Walgreens may be able to escape responsibility for it.Call this Broward County Walgreens Accident Law Firm at 786-294-7711
This will be true unless you are able to prove that Walgreens either knew or should have known that the employee was a bad employee. For example, if Walgreens hired a convicted felon as an employee and the felon commits a crime and injures a customer, then Walgreens will be responsible under a theory of negligent hiring, negligent retention or negligent supervision.
Because of the high amount of merchandise located in Walgreens stores, merchandise may occasionally fall off of the rack and injure customers. If this occurs, then Walgreens may be responsible for any injuries caused.
Further, walls and ceilings/roofs in Walgreens have fallen and badly injured customers. If this occurs, then either Walgreens or the landlord/owner of the building where the Walgreens is located will be liable.
Finally, Walgreens is obligated to provide adequate security at its properties. This is especially true in “high-crime” areas. If Walgreens doesn’t do this, a crime is committed and injuries result – then Walgreens will be responsible. In order to prove that the incident occurred in a high-crime area, Mr. Quackenbush will typically pull the “crime grid,” which shows the total number of crimes that have occurred in the area historically.Hurt Shoppers Receive Advice from this South Florida Walgreens Accident Attorney/Lawyer
Should you be hurt in a Walgreens anywhere in Broward County (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), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. He will discuss your case at no charge to you.