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New York City Falling Merchandise Lawyer

New York City Falling Merchandise LawyerHave you or a loved one been injured in a New York City, NY, retail store as a result of falling merchandise? Our New York City falling merchandise lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you hold the store accountable for your injuries.

Retail stores are notorious for stocking items high on shelves and neglecting to take the safety measures required to prevent items from falling. Unfortunately, that results in injuries to unsuspecting customers like you.

Contact our New York City, New York, law offices or call (212) 564-2800 to discuss your case. We’ll review the facts and make a few recommendations regarding your options. This consultation is at no cost to you, and you owe us nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Help You After a Falling Merchandise Accident in New York City?

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Help You After a Falling Merchandise Accident in New York City?Store owners are required to establish and enforce safety measures to protect customers from preventable dangers such as falling merchandise. When they fail to take precautions, people get hurt.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, our New York City premises liability lawyers are tenacious in fighting on behalf of our clients. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that the store doesn’t get away with the harm it’s caused you.

When you engage our personal injury law firm to represent you in your falling merchandise accident case, you get a team who:

  • Has over 25 years of personal injury litigation experience
  • Knows New York City and cares about the community
  • Has received numerous awards for winning multi-million dollar verdicts
  • Is listed among the Top New York Verdicts

Our founder, Jay S. Knispel, was once an insurance defense attorney. This means he knows the shrewd tactics insurance companies use to deny your claim or offer you a low settlement. Having a lawyer who knows the opposition well can go a long way in getting a positive outcome in your case.

Causes of Falling Merchandise

There are a number of issues that can cause the merchandise to fall from a retail shelf. The majority involve an employee who fails to follow proper safety precautions in securing merchandise to the shelves.

Causes of falling merchandise include:

  • Merchandise stacked too high
  • Improper stacking
  • Unsecured merchandise
  • Broken/defective pallets
  • Unsupported/inadequate shelving
  • New or inexperienced workers

These causes are often the result of improper training, poor management supervision, or careless employees.

Injuries Resulting From Falling Merchandise

Light-weight merchandise toppling from a shelf doesn’t generally put the public in significant danger. However, large department stores often stack heavy products, such as televisions, cases of soda, and other items high above display shelves on wooden pallets.

Heavy merchandise that is stacked improperly and/or unsecured on high shelves places staff and customers at risk of serious injuries.

Injuries that result from being struck by falling merchandise depend on several factors, including the falling product’s size, construct, weight, and height.

Injuries caused by falling merchandise include:

The severity of these injuries also depends on which part of the body is struck by the merchandise. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, falling objects strike the head, neck, or upper back area, resulting in severe injuries and even death.

Liability for Falling Merchandise Injuries

These dangerous incidents fall within a category of law known as premises liability. Stores are responsible for ensuring that customers are safe within the store and that merchandise is properly wrapped, stacked, and secured to shelves. Unfortunately, accidents still happen.

Store responsibilities include:

  • Establishing a safety standard for merchandise stacking, including height, weight, and additional restrictions
  • Inspecting wooden pallets to ensure they are intact and safe before use
  • Supervision of employees to ensure established safety requirements are being followed
  • Regular inspection of shelving to ensure adequate support for stacked merchandise
  • Securing merchandise appropriately, including stabilization devices, safe stacking practices, and proper product placement.

Retail store management is also responsible for ensuring that all employees are thoroughly trained to understand safety standards and follow these practices.

Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Today

When stores are negligent and customers suffer injuries, the stores should have to pay. You have a right to seek compensation if you’ve suffered injuries as a result of negligence. You may be eligible for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. We’ll fight for every dollar you deserve.

The state of New York requires injured victims to file their claim within three years of the accident date. The sooner we get started on your case, the sooner you’ll have the financial resources you need to help aid your recovery.

Call us today to speak with our New York City falling merchandise lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers. Your first consultation is free.

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