If you’re like most people who live in Marysville or the surrounding areas, you go grocery shopping once or twice a week, if not more often. You may even shop at a superstore like Walmart or Target on a regular basis too.
When you think of local stores like Kroger Marketplace, Country Market, Turkey Hill Market, ALDI, MVP Food Mart, and Meijer, they’re actually pretty hectic places, especially on weekends and during the holidays.
There’s a lot going on and the staff has to stay on top of things to clean up spills and leaks, to keep entryways dry, to make sure grocery carts don’t cut people, and to ensure squashed fruit is cleaned up. In the winter, they also have to salt the walkways outside so no one slips on ice. And then, there’s a whole other safety issue that has to do with falling merchandise, which can be extremely dangerous.
Falling Merchandise Can Hurt Customers
In grocery stores and large superstore chains, clearly, wet and slippery surfaces are a huge concern and stores have to be vigilant to keep their properties safe, but for the purposes of this article, we’re going to focus on falling merchandise. Some of the reasons for falling merchandise include:
- An employee stacks merchandise too high;
- An employee fails to stack merchandise correctly and it falls on customers below; or
- A customer moves merchandise and leaves it in a hazardous condition where it can fall.
Falling merchandise is a serious concern at all stores; no store is immune from this danger. Since employees and customers are human and they make mistakes, stores have to be on the lookout for merchandise that is improperly stacked or that could fall.
Sometimes, merchandise can fall on the customers below causing traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries, fractured bones, etc. If the customer is very young or very old, the injuries can be serious, if not life-threatening.
Have You Been Injured By Falling Merchandise?
If you have been injured at a grocery store, a superstore, or other premises due to falling merchandise, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. We urge you to contact our firm at (937) 403-9033 to start exploring your options.