A slip and fall accident can happen to anyone at CVS or any other drugstore or retail store. State laws require that CVS stores be kept clean and safe for their customers. If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident at CVS, the store may be liable for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at CVS can fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 647-3113 for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
From the sidewalk outside to the aisles inside, pharmacies like CVS and other retailers have a legal responsibility to keep their facilities in reasonably safe condition. If a customer trips on an uneven sidewalk outside the store, it is likely that the store manager knew about the hazard— or should have known about it—for some time.
In this scenario, the failure to fix the sidewalk and/or make customers aware of the danger would mean that the store manager negligently caused the accident victim’s injury. As such, a jury would likely hold CVS liable for the customer’s damages. The same holds true for a wide range of other potential outside hazards, from inadequate lighting in the parking lot to icy entryways.
Inside the drugstore, customers might slip and fall due to a variety of hazardous conditions that the manager should know about and either correct or warn occupants about the danger. For example, if an employee mopped the floor, they should place a highly visible warning sign by the wet area.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists several common causes for slip and fall accidents, including:
- Melted ice or snow
- Rain tracked in from the outside
- Spilled drinks or other liquids
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken flooring
- Runners or carpets
- Fallen merchandise or other debris or clutter on the floor
An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at CVS can investigate your accident to determine the exact cause and identify the at-fault party. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case review.
Investigating the Cause of Your Slip and Fall Accident
Like any facility that opens itself to customer traffic, CVS owes its visitors a duty of care to take reasonable steps to ensure the environment is safe. To have a viable case for a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you must prove that 1) the store failed to fulfill this duty of care and 2) this breach of duty caused your slip and fall accident.
Our legal team will leave no stone unturned when investigating your slip and fall accident at CVS. The goal is to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim that the store’s negligence caused your accident and injury. This evidence may include:
- Surveillance videos from the store
- Any photographs taken at the scene
- Interviews with witnesses
- A copy of the store accident report (if one exists)
- Store safety records
The evidence we gather should clearly identify the at-fault party, whether it is an employee, store manager, and/or property owner.
The final component of building a slip and fall case consists of proving that the accident caused by the store’s negligence resulted in your injuries, including any physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Once again, our team can research your injuries and calculate your damages using a variety of sources, including:
- Medical records related to your slip and fall injury
- Wage statements from your employer to reflect lost income
- Reports from experts in the fields of medicine, occupational therapy, and/or psychology who can attest to the losses that resulted from your injury
With this completed set of evidence, an injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at CVS can argue for compensation on your behalf.
Slip and fall cases vary from one incident to the next—as do the damages a victim might recover from their legal actions. Your damages will reflect the specific losses you have suffered based on the extent of your injuries, how they have affected your ability to earn an income, and many other factors that your lawyer can discuss with you.
There are several types of recoverable damages that slip and fall accident victims tend to seek after an injury. These include:
- Doctor’s fees
- Ambulance costs
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Future treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
Your lawyer might also seek non-economic damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished enjoyment of life
Please note that if your loved one died from the injuries they suffered in a slip and fall accident at CVS, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Today
You do not have to bear the losses from your slip and fall accident alone. Let our team work to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Remember that most states adhere to a statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to file legal action after your slip and fall accident. In most cases, the clock starts ticking on the date of your accident. The sooner you consult a lawyer, the sooner we can begin building your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs. We only collect a fee if we are able to win your case. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 647-3113 to get started.