Lowe's Home Improvement is another warehouse "superstore" that is under attack from consumer interest groups because of the risks of falling merchandise
. Stacking heavy products on high shelves has resulted in countless consumer injuries. Personal injury lawsuits involving such accidents are being filed with increasing frequency.
Customers of Lowe's enjoy little Federal regulatory protection from falling merchandise. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will only inspect a store if an employee is injured. Consumer watchdog groups are demanding the introduction of safety nets and rail systems to prevent merchandise-related accidents.
Critics argue that store owners often improperly secure areas before merchandise is shelved. Head
, brain, neck, spinal, back
and shoulder injuries are often reported by customers and employees who are the victims of falling merchandise.
See your doctor if you have been injured on the property of another. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- Superstore Liability & Falling Merchandise
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- Broken Bones: Overview
- Dislocation: Overview
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- Loss of Limb
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