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Dallas Falling Object Injury Attorney

The last thing on most people’s minds is that they will need help from a Dallas falling object injury attorney. Unfortunately, severe injuries can occur due to falling objects. Sometimes, these incidents are work-related, but that is not always the case. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our construction accident attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to a falling object. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve.

How do falling object injuries occur?

Falling object injuries can happen in many different ways and are generally going to be considered premises liability cases. Often, these incidents arise due to the careless or negligent actions of a property owner or their employees. The risks posed by falling objects are real, which is why you often see signs that say, “Please ask for help reaching for items on top shelf.”

Often, though, stores stack items in an unsafe way. This can create a hazard to both employees and to those who have a right to be on the property, such as visitors to a store.

Some of the most common causes of falling objects include:

  • High stacking: This can include any object stacked above the average person’s eye level.
  • Unsecured merchandise: Many stacked objects should be secured with ropes, straps, security bars, fencing, or safety ties to prevent them from falling, though many businesses do not do this to save time when the object needs to be removed.
  • No warning of hazards: Merchants should be warned if there is a risk of falling objects. If a property owner fails to warn patrons, and a falling object injury occurs, they could face liability for the incident.
  • Triggering events: A triggering event is anything that caused merchandise that has been unsafely stacked to fall, including something running into the shelving.
  • Improper training: All employees should be properly trained on how to stack and secure items.

Most common injuries caused by falling objects

Injuries caused by falling objects vary widely and depend on several factors, such as the weight of the object, the height of the fall, the size and consistency of the object, etc. The most common falling object injuries we help clients with include:

Let us get to work on your behalf

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a falling object that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person or company, you may need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we will investigate the incident in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to, including:

  • Coverage of any medical bills related to the incident
  • Compensation for lost income if you are unable to work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

When you need a Dallas falling object injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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