Rite Aid offers a variety of goods and services for sale, but one thing you never want to leave the store with is a life-changing injury. Accidents happen when we least expect them, and one of the most common forms of accidents that occur in personal injury cases are slips and falls. If you were to suffer injuries from a slip and fall, you would be entitled to file suit pursuant of any losses to your physicality. Our lawyers at Kwartler Manus, LLC are on standby 24/7 to aid you with any legal consultation you may need.Do not hesitate to reach out to us at (267) 457-5570 or you can send a message online.
About Rite Aid
Rite Aid Corporation (known formerly as Thrift D Discount Center) is one of the largest drugstore chains in the United States. They employ over 50,0000 employees across over 2,400 stores located throughout 19 states, mainly California, Pennsylvania, and New York. Its headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their average store size is between 11,000 and 15,000 square feet.Being such a prominent place with a high volume of customers inevitably leads to some spills or fall hazards being overlooked. However, Rite Aid management and employees have an obligation, or duty, to their customers to ensure their safety while they are shopping on their premises.
The Nature and Severity Of The Injury
Most slip and fall accidents do not result in serious injury. However, there are many instances in which you may suffer serious damage to your person. Injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents can range from minor abrasions to severe debilitating injuries which lead to extended hospital visits, prolonged disability, or even death. This is the initial determining factor in the value of a premises liability claim. Some common forms of injuries from slip and fall accidents are:
- Head Injuries – The most common cause of death and disability in adults. These can range from a bruise (or contusion) to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). About 1.7 million people in the United States have a head injury yearly.
- Hip Fractures – Mostly common in older people whose bones have become weakened by osteoporosis, most of these are the result of falling accidents. Over 300,000 people sustain hip fractures annually. Most fractures require surgical treatment.
- Back and Spinal Damage – These often result in permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury. These injuries may dramatically change your life and affect you mentally, emotionally, and socially.
- Shoulder Injuries – These can range from minor dislocations to severe brachial plexus injuries. Damage to this can affect your ability to operate your arm and/or hand and is often treated by surgery and physical therapy.
- Sprains and other Fractures – The force of a fall can cause damaging tension on your ligaments and joints all over your body. Sprains from falls usually affect knees, ankles, hands and arms. In some cases, falls can result in broken bones.
Along with resultant medical bills, you may be entitled to get compensation for lost wages, potential future earnings or non-economic losses like pain, suffering or loss of enjoyment.
Proving Negligence and Liability
Even if a serious injury has occurred as a result of a slip and fall accident, the Rite Aid may not necessarily be held liable. In most cases, plaintiffs must show that the store’s management or employees demonstrated negligence or constructive knowledge which resulted in the following hazard and accident.Establishing proof of negligence is easier when it can be assumed that the hazard was in fact created by the store management or employees. The most recognized example of this is a freshly mopped floor without a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign. In this case, constructive knowledge of the wet floor is assumed by Rite Aid, and following liability for any falls on this floor are presumed.
Find Out What Your Rite Aid Slip and Fall Claim is Worth
Since every case and every case’s value is different, it may be tricky to accurately estimate exactly how much a slip and fall claim is worth. Determining the worth of your claim is one of the many services we provide at our law firm. You can schedule a free consultation by calling us at (267) 457-5570 or send a message online.