Products can sometimes fall off of shelves or aisle displays at stores and onto people that are walking by. As a result, unsuspecting customers may suffer minor or serious injuries that a store can be liable for. While a foot injury might not sound as serious as a head injury, customers who suffer injuries to their feet also deserve to be compensated for their injuries and damages.
Different Types of Injuries
If a product or several items land on a customer’s foot, many different types of injuries to the foot can occur, such as:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Toenail injuries
- Toe fractures
- Sprained or broken ankles
- Heel injuries
- Lower leg injuries
- Midfoot injuries
- Lisfranc fracture-dislocation
- Stress fractures
Sometimes a foot injury in a premises liability accident can be so severe that a victim may not be able to put any weight or pressure on the injured foot. The injury may result in surgery, in which pins and screws may be used to stabilize the bones. A cast, walking brace, or crutches may also be prescribed, and a victim will most likely need physical therapy and rest. Unfortunately, even a foot injury can result in expensive medical bills, time off of work, and a long recovery.
If you have suffered a foot injury at a supermarket, big box store, or other place of business in the Sarasota area, don’t let anyone make you think that your injury isn’t a serious injury. You deserve to be compensated for all your damages. To learn more, read our article “Types of Damages Covered in a Premises Liability Case.”