Philadelphia retailer’s negligence believed to cause brain injury

You wouldn’t expect a simple trip to a hardware store to change your life forever. Yet, you could be injured in an automobile accident on the way there or get hurt while walking through the store. It is not uncommon to slip and fall because of wet or icy conditions or get hit by something falling off of the shelves or a display. Either scenario could result in a brain injury or permanent disability.

A couple from Philadelphia is suing the big-box home improvement retailer Home Depot for injuries that she sustained while on the premises of the Northeast Philadelphia store. They feel that the retailer was negligent and the conditions were unsafe when an advertising display fell outside of the store and allegedly hit the plaintiff. The woman claims that she sustained a traumatic brain injury and a slew of other medical problems as a result of the accident. Extensive nerve damage, neck and back injuries and cardiac problems have since caused her quite a bit of pain and suffering. The resulting medical treatments were also quite expensive. The couple is seeking compensation in the amount of $100,000; the attorney for Home Depot recently requested a venue change from a Pennsylvania state court to a federal court because of the amount of damages sought.

A brain injury, even a minor concussion, can have long-lasting consequences on your lifestyle. Both your personal and professional life can be negatively affected. Mounting medical bills can add to the trauma caused by the accident. If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligence of others, you may want to seek compensation from party at fault; an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get what you deserve.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, “Home Depot petitions federal court to hear Northeast Philly woman’s injury claim,” Jon Campisi, June 24, 2013

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