If you enter an OfficeMax store in Georgia, slip, fall, and become injured, the store may be liable for your damages. You might face costly medical bills, missed work time, and more. You should not have to pay for the costs you didn’t cost. An experienced OfficeMax slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia can help you fight for your legal rights.
The lawyers at John Foy & Associates can assist you with your case. We have been helping slip and fall accident victims win the money they deserve for 20 plus years. Our goal is full compensation for your damages—and you don’t pay unless we win your case.
Call us today for a FREE consultation at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call.
Facts About OfficeMax Stores in Georgia
OfficeMax provides office supplies in retail stores throughout 47 states, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was founded in 1988 and is now a banner brand of Office Depot, Inc. OfficeMax/Office Depot stores are found in 47 different Georgia cities.
Supplies sold at OfficeMax stores include:
- Pens, pencils, and markers
- Mailing and shipping items
- Desk and office accessories
- Labels and label makers
- Office furniture
- School supplies
- Computers and other electronics
- Ink and toner
The various sizes of OfficeMax merchandise, store layouts, and more can pose potential risks for customers. If the stores are not careful, slip and fall accidents can happen.
How Liability Works in Slip and Fall Accidents at OfficeMax in Georgia
You may have the legal right to compensation for the damages from your slip and fall accident. Under Georgia Code section 51-3-1, all owners and occupiers must maintain safe premises. If the store fails in this legal duty, it may be liable for damages.
As a slip and fall accident victim, you will need to file a personal injury claim with the store’s insurance company for compensation. To do this, you will need to show that:
- The store’s employees had a legal duty to keep the property safe and prevent harm to customers.
- They breached that legal duty.
- Because of their breach of duty, your slip and fall accident happened.
- You sustained injuries and other damages as a result of the accident (and the store is liable for those damages).
Store employees breach their duty of care when they do not maintain safe premises. This could mean they did not know about an unsafe condition within a reasonable amount of time. Or, it might mean they knew about a hazard but did not clean it up within a reasonable amount of time.
The above points are hard to prove on your own. We highly recommended working with an OfficeMax slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia on your case.
Thankfully, most personal injury lawyers (like John Foy & Associates) work on contingency. They do not take a fee unless they win your money. To schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers today, call (404) 400-4000.
Common Causes of Injuries at OfficeMax Stores
There are many different ways a slip and fall accident can happen in a store like OfficeMax. There’s no one way your accident must have happened in order for you to seek compensation. As long as the store was negligent in your accident, you probably have a case.
Some causes of slip and fall accidents we see often include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Poor lighting
- Uneven, broken, or frayed flooring
- Merchandise that has fallen or been left in the store’s aisles
- Store displays placed in bad locations
- Spilled ink or other liquid products
If you’re not sure whether your accident counts as a personal injury accident, contact a lawyer today to discuss the details.
What to Do Immediately After an OfficeMax Slip and Fall Accident
There are several things you can do to begin building a strong case—beginning in the moments after your accident. Think about ways you can build up evidence of what happened and how you were affected.
Document the scene right after your accident happens (if you are well enough to do so). Picture evidence presents that scene as it was before it has been altered or cleaned up. This can be invaluable in a slip and fall accident case.
Take pictures of:
- Your injuries
- The unsafe condition that caused your slip and fall
- The entire accident scene
- Anything else you think could be helpful in demonstrating what occurred
Report the Accident
Make sure the store’s owner or manager knows that you fell and were injured. Do not admit any fault or apologize for what happened, though. They might ask you to complete an accident report on the incident.
Call a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
It’s best to get a good attorney on the phone sooner rather than later. Fiing an injury claim against a large retail chain like OfficeMax is no joke. Their insurance company will be ready to fight back, so it’s best to have your own legal representation right away.
You and your lawyer will discuss the details of your case and make sure it’s as strong as possible. A lawyer can also communicate with the store and their insurance company on your behalf. You won’t have to worry about saying anything “wrong” or getting taken advantage of.
4. See a Doctor
Get medical treatment very soon after you leave the scene. If you wait too long, the insurance company might use that to claim you weren’t hurt as badly as you say.
Talk to an OfficeMax Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
Make sure you have control of your future after a slip and fall accident at an OfficeMax store in Georgia. John Foy & Associates can provide you with that stability and control. We can begin helping you with your claim today—starting with a FREE consultation.
Contact us at (404) 400-4000 or reach out online to get started today with your FREE consultation.