Payless Store Mirror Falls and Fatality Injuries Small Child
Foxnews.com reported that, according to officials, a two-year-old girl died when a full-length mirror fell on her while she was shopping at a Payless Shoe Source in Georgia. While trying on shoes with her mother, the full-length mirror crashed down on the child. The toddler was rushed to the hospital, where she later tragically died. The child’s father was quoted as stating, “I feel dead like I am no more…that was my little girl.”
Senseless tragedies such as this occur far too often in retail establishments. One would assume that a mere shopping excursion will not result in the injury or death of a loved one as a result of the dangerous conditions present in the store. However, this is simply not the case in some instances. For example, there have been numerous deaths of customers in warehouse discount stores in Georgia. Presumably, this is the result of a company relying on the savings and convenience of a warehouse design with its shelves stacked high with merchandise so that it may have the products a customer needs and the ability to provide the products at a lower price than its competitors. This business model saves space, and thus money, for the company at great risk to the customer if proper safety precuations are not in place. Heavy items may fall off shelves seriously injuring or killing customers, who in many cases are oblvious to the dangerous conditions due to the negligence of the company and failure to warn the customer of potential hazardous conditions present in its retail establishment.
Injury or death of consumers may be prevented if the company owning such stores take the proper precautions to ensure mirrors, shelves, merchandise, and the like are secure, have procedures in place for routine inspection of the premises, and by properly training their employees. Further, companies should properly warn customers of possible dangers present in their stores.
Some may say that this was a freak accident. However, in reality, depending on the facts of the case, the accident may have been preventable if the store had just taken the proper safety precautions, properly trained its employees and warned of the dangerous conditions present in the store, among other things. It his likely that an investigation is taking place to determine what happened. No one should have to undergo the pain and devastation of the loss of a loved one resulting from the negligence of a retail establishment. Our attorneys fight hard on behalf of our injured clients to recover for them badly needed compensation, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, Pain and Suffering and more.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact a knowledgable Georgia personal injury attorney at Montlick & Associates today to learn about your legal rights and options. In a case such as the tragedy described above, filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia can be a powerful way for the family to obtain justice for the child.
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