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Home Depot Accident Lawyer in Florida

The Datny Law Firm is Headquartered in Boca Raton With Offices Throughout South Florida

The Datny Law Firm and Home Depot Accident Injury Lawyer David B. Datny in Boca Raton and Wellington help clients injured at Home Depot throughout the State of Florida including, but not limited to, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and the surrounding cities.

Home Depot has become a favorite of do-it-yourselfers as well as contractors with more than 2,200 stores across North America and 143 in the State of Florida. The store carries practically everything you need to complete various construction, repair or remodeling projects ranging from truck rentals and heavy equipment to saws, hammers and ladders. All of this is stacked or stored high and wide in a warehouse that averages over 100,000 square feet of open space leaving plenty of room for accidents to customers and employees.

If you have been injured at any of Home Depot’s Florida based stores, or while using equipment or tools from Home Depot (rented or purchased), let The Datny Law Firm and Florida Home Depot Accident Attorney David B. Datny help you get the medical attention you need and the financial justice you deserve including compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering. At The Datny Law Firm, you will speak directly with the attorney (and not an assistant, paralegal or other staff member) who will also be primarily responsible for the handling of your case. Call us any time at 561-221-7474 for a FREE consultation.

Home Depot Hazards

Warehouse stores like Home Depot utilize “high stacking” to maximize retail space and get more product or equipment on the store’s floor. Some of this product is stacked on shelves as high as 20 feet. The downside of “high stacking” is that sometimes products are not properly secured or stored and fall to the floor occasionally hitting customers or employees in the area. While falling objects is one of the most common types of accidents that occur at Home Depot, other frequent causes of injuries include the following:

  • Slip and falls due to slick or wet floors especially around gardening and plant areas at Home Depot;
  • Trip and falls due to dirty floors, debris or improperly stacked or protruding products at Home Depot;
  • Falling objects due to improperly secured merchandise, equipment or products at Home Depot;
  • Lacerations due to sharp uncovered objects (e.g., blades, knives, sharp tools) or due to old and broken shelving units with protruding edges at Home Depot;
  • Obstructed aisles due to equipment or merchandise left unattended at Home Depot represent an unreasonable risk of harm to customers;
  • Broken or uneven floors, sidewalks and parking lots at Home Depot (inside or out);
  • Chemicals (paint, cleaning fluids, etc.) at Home Depot;
  • Employee negligence or error at Home Depot;
  • Shopping cart accidents at Home Depot;
  • Forklift accidents due to employee operator error at Home Depot;
  • Defective Products including injuries caused by equipment or tools (rented or purchased) from Home Depot that were not designed, manufactured, maintained or repaired properly;
  • Car or Truck Accidents whether operated by a Home Depot employee or rented from one of its stores by a customer.
 

As with any company that invites in the general public onto its premises, Home Depot is required to keep and maintain the premises in a safe condition for all who enter. This can include wiping up water or spills, securing stock, closing aisles until work is completed, or putting up hazard (warning) signs until someone is available to take care of it. This is required under Florida’s Premises Liability Law, and failing to act as such may constitute negligence.

Home Depot Accident Injuries

As with any company that invites in the general public onto its premises, Home Depot is required to keep and maintain the premises in a safe condition for all who enter. This can include wiping up water or spills, securing stock, closing aisles until work is completed, or putting up hazard (warning) signs until someone is available to take care of it. This is required under Florida’s Premises Liability Law, and failing to act as such may constitute negligence.

  • Death
  • Paralysis
  • Brain Injury
  • Lacerations
  • Chemical Burns
  • Fractures
  • Ligament Tears
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs or other body parts
  • Crush Injuries

What Kind Of Compensation Am I Entitled to For My Home Depot Accident Injury?

Severe injuries can require extensive medical care and treatment for you to recover in the short term and potentially indefinitely into the future. This can be quite costly especially if you lack health insurance or the financial means to pay for costly treatment while being out of work. Regardless, you should not be put in a worse position physically and financially due to the negligence of Home Depot or one of its employees. The Datny Law Firm and Home Depot Accident Lawyer David B. Datny can help you recover the following damages for your injury:

  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Lost wages
    • Past and future lost earnings
    • Loss of future earning capacity due to permanent or disabling injuries
  • Pain & suffering (emotional distress, loss of enjoyment)
  • Other out of pocket expenses or losses related to the accident including the cost for modifications to your home or vehicle for your disability.

The Sedgwick Company

Home Depot uses a company called Sedgwick for their personal injury insurance claims. It’s the job of Sedgwick and their adjusters to minimize the financial exposure of your claim to Home Depot. In other words, Sedgwick is there to gather evidence to either deny your claim completely or reduce its settlement value as much as they can.

After your Home Depot accident, you will receive a prompt phone call from a Sedgwick adjuster. While they may seem concerned about your condition, and interested in helping you after your accident, that is not the case. Sedgwick calls immediately after an accident so they may speak with you before you have an attorney. Once you have an attorney, neither Home Depot nor Sedgwick are allowed to contact you either directly or indirectly.

During these initial calls you may be told—incorrectly—that you have no right to legal counsel. You do have the right to an attorney, so don’t waive it by dealing with Sedgwick on your own. Sedgwick will also ask you for a statement (recorded or written) and/or for you to be evaluated by one of their doctors. You do not have to give Sedgwick or Home Depot a statement nor do you have to see their doctors (prior to filing a lawsuit), and The Datny Law Firm strongly suggests that you don’t do anything without speaking to a Florida Home Depot Accident Lawyer first.

It is also common after a serious accident for Sedgwick or Home Depot to reach out directly to offer modest compensation in exchange for a Release or waiver of all claims. Do not accept any monies or sign any document without consulting with The Datny Law Firm.

Call Home Depot Accident Injury Lawyer David B. Datny

As you can see, after an accident at Home Depot, you are seriously disadvantaged if you fail to retain an experienced and skilled personal injury lawyer. Time is of the essence after an accident at Home Depot. The longer you wait to get an attorney on your side, the more likely important evidence, photographs, videos and statements will be lost. This type of evidence can make or break your case and will be preserved by hiring a lawyer. Delay in hiring counsel also leaves you exposed to Sedgwick and their adjusters who will actively work to undermine your claim. Help yourself by contacting The Datny Law Firm today for a FREE consultation. We represent Home Depot clients throughout the State of Florida. We can be reached 24/7 at 561-221-7474. You will speak directly with the attorney.

 

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