Falling Merchandise Injuries

Retailers call it "high stacking" — the custom big-box stores have today of vertically stacking crates and flats of merchandise in store aisles, sometimes as high as 20 feet.

The practice is convenient for the store, because it eliminates the need for a backroom or warehouse. But those stacks of merchandise sometimes come tumbling down, and when they do, the injuries can be terrible and even fatal.

It could be almost any kind of store — discount, grocery, auto parts, building materials, even pet food. When it comes crashing down, you want an attorney who has won compensation for victims of this negligent practice.

It's not a mystery that things piled high in the air fall down. It is gravity at work, and stores that take a chance on injuring customers are liable for the harm they cause, and should be held to account.

Quality Personal Injury Representation For Raleigh, North Carolina

We file claims for customers and passers-by who suffer falling merchandise injuries. Our objective is simple: maximum compensation to pay for every aspect of your loss:

  • Your medical expenses, past and future
  • Time lost from work
  • Scarring
  • Permanent injury
  • The pain and suffering you have been forced to endure
  • The cost of your disability, if you are no longer able to work

If you work in a store or warehouse and are hurt by falling merchandise, we can help you file a claim for workers' compensation. If you suffer serious disability, we can help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

If you have been injured by high-stacking merchandise or collapsing shelves, find a lawyer who you trust, and who has experience in this kind of claim. O'Malley Tunstall PLLC has been a leader both in targeting these big retail chains but also in obtaining meaningful settlements, not the "quickie" agreements the store's insurance company will want you to sign.