Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled slip and falls against Meijer Stores 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.
Meijer Stores have has guidelines and training it gives employees to prevent such matters from occurring. One troublesome policy includes requiring "all" employees to be on the lookout for spills inside the store. In effect, all employees then think the other employees will handle the matter and can ignore problems with safety.
Oftentimes, Meijer Stores 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.
Another additional problem I've encountered through the years with Meijer Stores is their videotape capabilities and procedures. I've not had much success with the acquisition of adequate videotapes of the customers who have slipped and fallen or tripped within the store.
The placement of the cameras is questionable at best and I've had a difficult time being able to see the carts area within the store, which is a prime area where customers fall due to increased traffic in that area.
There are multiple angles and many different cameras, so the lack of videotape footage is troubling at best. I've also encountered a slip and fall on a liquid substance within the store that the incident report claimed was over 30 feet long and occurred in a main aisle. Once again, for unknown reasons, Meijer videotape and surveillance cameras offered no view of the incident. This caused me to question the validity of Meijer surveillance or whether a conscious decision to destroy or hide the videotape had been made by management or litigation department personnel.
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