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Filing lawsuits against big box stores

When New York consumers are injured when shopping at a big box store, they may be able to negotiate a settlement with a store's claims representative if the injuries were caused by another party's negligence. If hazards in the store caused an injury, the customer will need to file a lawsuit.

It may surprise many that Walmart faces an estimated 5,000 new lawsuits every year, or about 13 lawsuits every day. As such, an injured customer will likely need to work with an attorney when seeking to recover damages from Walmart or other big box stores. Most stores have internal procedures that they follow when an accident is reported. Slip and fall injuries are common. While it is always helpful for victims to cooperate with the store management while they gather information, they should seek medical treatment immediately if the injury is severe enough.

People may also file a lawsuit against big box stores if they suffer injuries caused by defective or dangerous products or if they are injured in an accident involving a driver who was employed by a big box store. In fact. Walmart faced a lawsuit filed by comedian Tracy Morgan after a Walmart truck driver caused a fatal crash. It was believed that the lawsuit was settled for approximately $100 million.

When customers slip and fail while in a big box store and suffers serious injuries, they may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit against the company. An attorney may assist with filing the lawsuit and may gather the evidence that shows that the slip and fall injury was caused by a hazard.

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