New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
The experience you need on your side after an accident involving falling objects at a retailer
Personal injury cases are inherently emotional and stressful and often involve lengthy legal battles. Falling object cases may seem relatively uncommon as compared to vehicle accidents and slip and fall cases, but have the potential to cause serious, life-altering injuries. At Lomurro Law, we understand what it takes to pursue successful injury claims and have more than 130 years of combined experience helping victims hold at-fault parties accountable. It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is eligible to proceed.
Falling object cases occur in a variety of settings
With the advent of big-box stores and warehouse retailers, the prevalence of injuries caused by falling objects has increased. Stores such as IKEA, Costco and Wal-Mart is veritable wonderlands of reasonably priced household goods and furniture, but the warehouse, self-service setup is ripe for potentially catastrophic injuries. Boxes are often stacked several feet in the air on both sides of the aisles and it’s easy to see that one out-of-place box has the power to send the whole tower crashing down on innocent customers and employees. Forklifts are commonplace on the sales floor as employees are constantly moving and rearranging displays. Unfortunately, many accidents occur due to the negligent or reckless behavior of forklift operators as they attempt to lift loads that are too large or unwieldy.
Construction sites are another likely setting for falling object accidents. Large-scale equipment and machinery accidents contribute to a high number of on-the-job deaths and injuries each year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 241 work-related injury deaths caused by falling objects or equipment in 2014.
Falling objects lead to catastrophic injuries and death
The most common injuries associated with falling object accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushed and broken limbs
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
By their very nature, many falling object accidents lead to death and cause unimaginable pain and suffering for the victim’s family members. You may be able to pursue a claim for wrongful death and recover damages for funeral expenses and emotional distress. If you have questions about your rights following an accident, consult an experienced personal injury attorney for reliable legal advice and service. Most claims must be filed within two years from the date the accident occurred so it is vital that you act quickly.
Consult leading New Jersey accident attorneys for comprehensive and personalized representation
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a falling object accident, whether at a retail store or while on the job, the New Jersey injury attorneys at Lomurro Law are here to help you get the support and restitution you deserve. We work tirelessly to provide the legal resources and guidance you need to win your case. Call us at 732-414-0300 or send an email to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in Freehold, Toms River and East Brunswick. We also make home and hospital visits.