PODOJIL & ASSOCIATES, INC. PREMISE LIABILITY SUPPORT
Premise Liability Expert Services
Podojil & Associates, Incorporated has helped reduce injuries in retail stores. When you or your family enters a Home Depot, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Menards, Lowes or other places like grocery stores, department stores, hospitals, government buildings, clients locations or other public places you may have or not have noticed the change in the way safety has been changed in these public places and retail stores.
Podojil & Associates, Incorporated, helped Fox News change an entire industry and we are proud to say that we have protected many people from being injured. Let’s look at how we became involved and how Podojil & Associates, Incorporated has made it safer for you and your family while shopping in these types of stores. Click on the link below to watch how you can prevent your family or others from being injured..
Now Let’s look at Premise Liability
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. In order to win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. In general, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property.
It's important to note that simply because you were injured on someone’s property does not mean that the property owner was negligent. Further, simply because the property might have been in an unsafe condition does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. You must show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition, and still failed to take proper steps to remedy the situation.
CHARACTERISTICS OF FALLING MERCHANDISE CASES
They involve high stacking. Items are often stacked 15 feet or more off the floor.
The stacked merchandise items are usually not secured. Stores do not use devices like security bars, fencing, or shelf extenders on high shelves to restrain merchandise because of the expenses involved and the time it would take employees to use them.
These cases generally involve moving merchandise that has been stacked unstably, moving items on one shelf in such a way that items on an adjacent shelf fall, placing boxes of different sizes on top of each other, and stacking heavy items on top of lighter ones.
Failure to provide customers with any warning of potential danger.
Lack of employee training. Store personnel is often inadequately trained in proper stocking techniques or the recognition and correction of the potential hazards of falling objects.
Slips, trips & fall accidents.
And many other types of unsafe conditions.
So, if you are a store owner and need someone to conduct an audit, we are the industry experts. If you are an attorney or if you have been injured by someone's negligence, give us a call, we may be able to help you.