Have you been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident at Dollar Tree? It’s important to speak with our team at Gould Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. You need an injury lawyer who understands the complex legal process of going up against large corporations backed by big insurance companies.
While we cannot guarantee multi-million-dollar wins for all the cases we handle, we fight hard with that goal in mind. We understand perfectly the devastating effects that injuries can have on your health and your finances. So, we work hard to get you the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Our Team May Provide Some Recommendations After an Accident
People often do not call a personal injury law firm immediately after a slip-and-fall accident. However, the sooner you call one, the easier it will be for an attorney to build a strong case against Dollar Tree.
The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to track down witnesses or get a hold of CCTV footage. Consequently, consider these general recommendations and use your discretion to see what applies.
1. Seek Medical Care
In most cases, someone at Dollar Tree will offer to call medical services after an accident. If you refuse to accept medical care, this could go on record. In fact, the company might ask you to sign paperwork confirming that you refused medical care.
With health care costs as high as they are, it’s a no-brainer why many people might refuse medical care. However, doing so might cost you even more in medical bills down the road.
2. Report the Accident
If no one saw you fall, you might need to initiate the process of reporting the accident yourself. Ensure it generates a physical record; ask for a copy. The last thing you want is for workers to later say they don’t recall the incident or blatantly deny it even happened. However, do not sign anything without a lawyer’s advice.
3. Collect Evidence
Did someone else witness the fall? Even if you have video footage, this person’s testimony could be powerful. Cameras tend to point downward, so they often do not tell the entire story. A person’s testimony could better fill in the gaps. Here’s some additional evidence you might need to gather:
- CCTV footage
- Photos of the area
- Your written testimony of what you remember
- The names of the Dollar Tree staff on duty that day
- The names and companies of contractors inside the store that day
4. Hire an Attorney
Don’t just contact an attorney; hire one. Most people do not have the experience or resources to take on a large company like Dollar Tree. That’s where an injury lawyer comes in. We improve your chances of winning the case. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can advise you and start building a case against Dollar Tree.
We Help You Identify the Cause of Your Injury
Too often, people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents and don’t even know it. The reason could be something as simple as a spilled drink on the floor or grease on the stairs, so they decide to overlook it. Even so, sometimes, Dollar Tree is at fault for not keeping its stores safe.
That’s why we work closely with our clients to identify the causes of their injuries. We want to make sure that we hold Dollar Tree accountable for its negligence and get you the compensation you deserve. Here are some common causes we have encountered:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Broken glass in the aisles
- Improperly placed ladders used by staff
- Fallen items in the aisles
- Torn carpeting or mats
- Lack of warning signs
Our Team Will Determine Who To Hold Accountable for the Accident
Once we have determined the cause of your injury, our team will work to identify the responsible party. It’s important to note that even when an injury occurs at Dollar Tree, another entity could be responsible. For example, security guards who left their posts or contracted delivery truck drivers who leave boxes lying around.
When Dollar Tree is at fault, the company might try to pass the blame off to contractors or even its employees. However, we are not afraid of a challenge. Our lawyers have decades of experience trying personal injury law cases and negotiating with big corporations.
We Calculate the Full Cost of Your Current and Future Losses for Compensation
In order to get you the maximum compensation, we take the time to properly estimate the full cost of your injuries. This goes beyond just what you paid or what you owe in medical bills. We also look at the following items:
- Missed opportunities
- Lost wages
- At-home care
- Child care services
- Fees and penalties for late bills
- Emotional distress
These costs fall into two main categories: economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation is the easier of the two to calculate. It refers to the money you have spent directly or can expect to spend on future recovery.
Non-economic recovery includes pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, reduced quality of life and depression. To calculate this, we must put a monetary dollar on the negative impact the incident and resulting injuries have had on your life.
Your Lawyer Can Help You Overcome Partial Negligence
Sometimes, people choose not to file personal injury claims against Dollar Tree because they felt they caused the accident. Even if you partially caused the accident, Connecticut allows injured persons to seek compensation so long as the person is not mostly responsible for the incident.
Even if you feel you are mostly responsible, speak to an attorney. This professional will complete a thorough investigation, which could unearth additional facts you were not aware of or that Dollar Tree tried to hide from you.
For example, you might have tripped because you weren’t paying attention. However, camera footage might show the item you tripped over should not have been there in the first place.
We Help You Determine a Filing Timeline To Meet Statutes of Limitations
Each state has statutes of limitations laws that set a limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this window, you will likely lose your chance to ever receive compensation for your injuries.
This is why it’s important to speak with an injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident occurs. We can help you determine a good timeline for your case to ensure you don’t miss important deadlines.
In Connecticut, for example, you have two years from either the date you sustained or discovered your injuries to file a claim. This might seem like a lot of time, but time flies quickly when your life is going through drastic changes. Hiring a dedicated attorney at Gould Injury Lawyers keeps your filing process on track.
We Have Served Injured Persons in Connecticut for 20 Years
Our lead attorney graduated from New England Law in 1999 and began his law career at an insurance company. It didn’t take him long to realize that he was tackling personal injury cases from the wrong side of the legal aisle, so he started to represent injured persons instead.
His prior experience with insurance companies gives him firsthand knowledge that informs the strategies he uses to win compensation for clients just like you. Would you like to see what our lead attorney and the rest of our team can do for your case? Contact us for a free consultation.
If you suffered injuries due to a slip and fall at any of the following commercial establishments, our personal injury attorneys could help with your case:
- Basking Robbins
- Bath & Body Works
- Bed, Bath and Beyond
- Big Lots
- Burger King
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Dollar General
- Duane Reade/Walgreens