Ventura Big Box/Warehouse Store Injury Lawyer
Ever walked into a big box store like Costco, Target, or Wal-Mart thinking you might find some great deals but ended up with an injury instead? Big box stores are built for convenience and savings, but the very features that make them so appealing – vast spaces, high shelves, heavy merchandise – also make them high-risk places for premises liability accidents. These accidents can include slip and falls on wet and slippery floors, a trip over merchandise left in the aisles, or even an injury from falling objects. Store owners are responsible for providing safe premises and are liable for injuries when they fail to do so. If you’ve been hurt right here in Ventura or Santa Ynez at a local Wal-Mart or Target, Zavala Law has the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to hold the store accountable to you and secure the compensation you need and deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. Contact our experienced Ventura warehouse store injury lawyer today.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the duty of a property owner to use reasonable care in keeping their premises in a reasonably safe condition. In legal terms, the California courts phrase it this way when instructing juries about premises liability:
“Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
What this means for a business like a big box store that invites paying customers onto its property for shopping is that staff must continually inspect the premises for any dangers or hazards and promptly repair them or put up a warning until the problem is fixed. This includes, among many other duties:
- Inspecting and maintaining elevators and escalators
- Putting up a “wet floor” sign after a floor has been cleaned
- Cleaning up food and drink spills in food courts
- Ensuring that lighting is adequate and functioning in parking lots, hallways, and aisles
- Making sure doors and emergency exits are properly secured with working locks
- Providing adequate security, especially during peak shopping times
- Keeping floors and aisles free of clutter and merchandise
In simple terms, operators of stores like Costco, Wal-Mart, and Target are responsible to a certain degree for the safety of their shoppers. If you get injured on their property due to their negligence, you may have the right to compensation.
Zavala Law Can Help With Injuries From Stores Such As Costco, Wal-Mart, Target & More
Let’s talk about the person steering the ship at Zavala Law. Matt Zavala is not just another personal injury lawyer; he’s your ally in navigating complex legal terrain. With over a decade of experience in insurance defense, extensive trial and litigation expertise, and service in mediation as a third-party neutral mediator, Matt’s got a knack for seeing the big picture. He knows how insurance companies handle claims and the best strategy to use in any given case for success.
While we are busy working on your case, we also remain extremely focused and committed to your experience as a client of our firm. What does this mean for you? It means Matt is super accessible to you whenever you need him. You can call and talk directly to Matt, who is easy to relate to and takes the time to explain your options and make recommendations. Our office is proactive about keeping clients informed and updated on the status of their cases, so you’ll always know where you stand and what to expect. We focus on providing an excellent client experience every time, but don’t worry; we’ll get a good outcome for you too.
Contact Zavala Law Today
If you suffered an injury in a Ventura or Santa Barbara County store because the staff or owners failed to provide for your safety as they should have, Zavala Law is here to hold them accountable to you for the physical, financial, and emotional harm you are being forced to endure. Let us help you make things right. Call 805-429-4292 for a free consultation. The odds are in your favor with Zavala Law.