Storeowners have an obligation to stack merchandise in a safe manner. Unfortunately, a number of people in Michigan and the United States are injured each year due to improperly stacked items falling off shelves at big box stores. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, such as an accident caused by falling merchandise, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Davis Law Center, our seasoned Michigan personal injury attorneys can zealously advocate for your rights at every step of the way.
Falling merchandise accidents take place when a customer is injured because merchandise falls on top of him or her. This typically happens in commercial places, such as warehouses and big box stores, where goods are vertically stacked. Common causes of falling items include:
- Stacking too high;
- Poor stacking;
- Defective racks;
- Failing to warn customers of danger zones;
- Faulty shrink wrapping;
- Shoppers inadvertently dislodging improperly stacked items when reaching for other items;
- Improperly secured goods; or
- Inadequate employee training.