Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled slip and falls causing injuries against CVS convenience stores and CVS Pharmacy in Indiana.
These cases involve both slip and falls in the parking lots outside the store when snow and ice removal or maintenance was not done correctly and inside the store on spills. Sometimes, boxes or shelves collapse upon unsuspecting customers.
CVS Pharmacy and CVS Convenience Store has guidelines and training it gives employees to prevent such matters from occurring.
One interesting risk management strategy of CVS and CVS Pharmacy Stores is the placement of carpeting in the aisles rather than tile, such as a Walgreen's Pharmacy or other type convenience stores.
CVS has testified that the selection of carpet in its stores reduces slips and falls, albeit if the aesthetics of the decision are sometimes called into question.
Additionally, CVS and Walgreen's made the interesting choice some years ago to increase the size of teh grocery and food sections of their stores.
While the convenience cannot be denied (and the convenience is reflected in the sometimes outrageous pricing of food items), this had led to customer safety problems similar to all grocery stores.
There can be spills on the floors from dropped or improperly handled food items. This can lead to slippery floors.
There can be refrigeration problems that lead to leaking equipment or defrosted items that lead to wet floors.
And like all convenience stores, these stores are sometimes inadequately staffed to handle adequate customer service while maintaining a good lookout for floor safety.
This extends to the parking lots and snowy and icy conditions as well.
Oftentimes, CVS convenience stores and CVS Pharmacy have contracts with local snow plow companies to salt and plow snow and remove ice from the parking lots. A careful examination of these contracts is necessary to know whether the provisions were followed correctly.
Attorney Jeff Shaw has read literally dozens of these contracts and contacted several experts throughout the years to give an opinion as to whether the injury suffered was preventable.
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