Walmart Lawsuit Information | Roseland, NJ

Walmart is one of the largest retail chains in the country, and many towns and cities have a Walmart or Super Walmart. Unfortunately, there are many ways that customers can become injured in accidents while shopping at Walmart. Every year, personal injury victims file thousands of lawsuits against Walmart. Sometimes these lawsuits are filed by employees about employment law issues. Many cases involve personal injury allegations ranging from slip and fall accidents to assault due to inadequate security.

Call the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida Today for Your Walmart Injury Case | Roseland, NJ

If you or your loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident, you will need an experienced lawyer on your side. Walmart is a large corporation with extensive legal resources. They will try everything possible to avoid paying victims the compensation they deserve. Attorney David A. DiBrigida Has the experience and legal skills necessary to advocate aggressively for you and your rights. He represents clients who have been injured in Walmart accidents in Roseland, NJ, and Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex. Contact him today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Do I Have a Legal Right to Sue Walmart?

Personal injury accidents that occur in Walmart involve many different scenarios. Many of us do not realize all the ways it is possible to become injured simply by shopping at a resale location. Most lawsuits involving injuries at Walmart involve premise liability. Under New Jersey law, landowners, including Walmart, owe customers a duty of care to keep their businesses reasonably safe from hazardous conditions.

The legal duty Walmart owes a person on its property depends on the person’s purpose for visiting Walmart. Retail locations like Walmart trespassers to their property the least amount of care. If you break into a Walmart and become injured, Walmart will probably not owe you a legal duty of care. Most lawsuits filed by people who were injured in Walmart involve customers, also called invitees. Invitees are people who are allowed on to the property for the business’s purposes, including customers.

For licensees or customers, businesses like Walmart are required to discover dangerous conditions on their property and warn people about them. They also have the duty to correct the hazardous conditions. However, as the victim in a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove that the injuries you suffered were reasonably foreseeable based on the dangerous condition that caused them.

Common Causes of Injuries at Walmart

Many different types of injuries can occur and many different dangerous conditions that cause that. Some of the most common causes of personal injury accidents that occur at Walmart include the following:

  •  Injuries caused by poor lighting conditions

  •  Assaults, batteries, and robberies due to inadequate security

  •  Tripping and falling over loose or torn entrance rugs or carpets

  •  Falls in poorly maintained or poorly lighted parking lots

  •  Lacerations from sharp and defective shelves

  •  Injuries caused by objects falling from high shelving units

  •  Tripping over an object or debris left on the floor

  •  Slipping and falling on spills or slick floor

The majority of personal injury accidents occur at a Walmart retail location. However, some personal injury accidents happen in places other than the store location. Employees of Walmart who are drivers, shelf stalkers, or warehouse managers may have a right to bring a lawsuit against Walmart when they have been injured due to Walmart's negligence. When Walmart breaches a duty of care that it owes the victim, a court may require Walmart to pay damages for the victim's losses.

What Should I Do if I am Injured at a Walmart Establishment?

If you have been injured at a Walmart establishment, it is crucial that you contact the lawyer as soon as possible. Walmart has a reputation of aggressively fighting every lawsuit brought against them. They typically will not settle a personal injury claim to avoid reputational harm. Walmart has a history of discouraging people from filing claims against the company. They have an incentive to litigate the claims filed against them and a reputation for making the litigation process expensive and difficult for plaintiffs. 

For these reasons, it is crucial that you work with an aggressive attorney. Attorney David A. DiBrigida understands all of the tactics large corporations like Walmart use to avoid paying compensation. He aggressively negotiates with them to hold them accountable. Working with him will put you on even better footing to Sue this giant Corporation.

Average Settlements: What is the Average Payout for a Walmart Personal Injury Lawsuit?

It is impossible to say what the average settlement amount is in Walmart personal injury cases. In many cases, the settlement remains confidential. Nonetheless, we know that there have been many successful plaintiffs who have obtained millions of dollars in their settlements with Walmart. 

In 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan became injured in a motor vehicle crash with a Walmart truck driver. Walmart decided to settle the lawsuit. The settlement amount has not been disclosed, but court documents suggest that Walmart may have paid over 90 million dollars to Tracy Morgan and the children of his friend who passed away in the accident. 

As with any personal injury case, the amount you could obtain in a settlement depends on multiple factors. Typically, the more severe injuries, the more compensation you will receive. For example, if you suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or even a bone fracture that leaves you with ongoing symptoms, you may be able to recover over $1 million in compensation. The best way to determine an estimate for your settlement could be used to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.

Call The Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida Today! | Roseland, NJ

If you have been injured in an accident in a Walmart location, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney David A. DiBrigida as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case. Attorney David A. DiBrigida has successfully represented clients in Roseland, NJ, as well as Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex.