Wal-Mart & Falling Merchandise

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:51 by admin
Wal-Mart superstores may place customers and employees at risk of suffering serious injuries due to 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 Wal-Mart 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.

Statistics indicate that most accidents occur between October and January, when additional merchandise is stacked in anticipation of the holiday rush. A spokesperson for Wal-Mart revealed recently that 17,000 falling merchandise cases were filed against the company between 1989 and 1994.

Serious head, brain, neck, spinal, back and shoulder injuries can result from falling merchandise. Wal-Mart customers and employees should take caution when shopping for items or stocking products at any Wal-Mart store.

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.

See Also

  1. Superstore Liability & Falling Merchandise
  2. Broken Back: Overview
  3. Broken Bones: Overview
  4. Dislocation: Overview
  5. Head & Brain Injury
  6. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  7. Loss of Limb
  8. Spinal Cord Injury
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