If you or a member of your family were injured when you slipped and fell at a Dollar Tree retail store, you can hold the retailer responsible for the financial impact of your injuries.
When a slip and fall accident leads to hospital admission and other healthcare-related costs, the store, or their corporate entity, is responsible for those costs. An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Dollar Tree can help you define the cause of your fall and determine the right party to pursue.
Define the Cause of Your Injury
In a retail store like Dollar Tree, there are a number of circumstances that can lead to a slip and fall accident. A slip and fall accident can happen when something was spilled on the floor, a floor was mopped or cleaned and not fully dried or marked off, or an item or display falls onto you and causes you to fall.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident for one of these or any other reason, you might be entitled to financial compensation for the cost of treating your injury and for your injury-related expenses. To help prove the cause of your accident, a lawyer can:
- Read and review incident and accident reports
- Interview bystanders and witnesses to the accident
- Request pictures of the store and of the fall location
- Request in-store video footage of your fall
- Review your emergency and ongoing medical records
We start our investigation by listening to your recollection of the circumstances that led up to your fall. We also conduct our own investigation to obtain the documents and evidence that prove the cause and the cost of your fall.
Calculate the Total Cost of Your Injuries
A slip and fall accident can lead to a variety of injuries. You can injure yourself from the impact of the fall or while attempting to brace yourself from that impact. In addition, your injuries can be worsened if falling items or a retail display is involved in your fall. Because an accidental fall can lead to serious injuries, it can also lead to extensive medical bills.
In addition to the cost of emergency and current medical care, you can also receive compensation for medical care your injuries will require after your case is resolved. You can also receive compensation for:
- Past and future loss of income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Property damage
Evaluating the total financial impact of a slip and fall accident in Dollar Tree can be a complex undertaking. When our team goes to work on your personal injury claim, we make sure no expense is overlooked or excluded and that your claim is never undervalued or underpaid.
Determine Your Filing Timeline
A slip and fall accident can lead to an increasing stack of medical bills in addition to other costs. The time after a slip and fall accident is typically filled with getting medical care, starting your physical recovery, identifying the at-fault party, and appropriately assigning financial liability.
While all these activities are taking place, the time you have to file your lawsuit is also ebbing away. The statutes of limitations vary by state, and they generally limit your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit within one to six years from the date of the accident.
Failure to file your lawsuit in time can mean the at-fault party never has to compensate you for your expenses and losses because the court system will not allow you to file a lawsuit after the allotted time expires. The sooner you contact a member of our personal injury team, the sooner we can start building your compensation claim and ensure your lawsuit is filed on time.
You Can Recover from a Slip and Fall Accident
When we help you file a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, our goal is to make sure you are not further damaged by an injury you suffered through no fault of your own.
An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Dollar Tree can help you hold the retailer financially responsible for the physical and financial consequences of your fall. We even work on a contingency fee basis and take our fee only after we negotiate a financial settlement on your behalf.
Contact the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 647-3113 to start building a comprehensive and complete financial compensation claim today.