A ball cage (20-30 lb) at Target fell off the top shelf onto my head and also hit my grandson. (I never even touched the cage, but took a nerf ball out.) First aid was about 5-10 minutes wait. The cage was not properly secured. I also pointed out that all the nuts holding the cage together were extremely loose. Target told me to have the hospital bill them directly, which I did. I spent about 3 hours in the ER and the incidnet ruined our day. Beyond my medical bills, should I seek out other damages due to their negligence? I plan to talk to a store manager to review their safety standards that the manager on duty at the time told me they adhere to.
1 Answer from Attorneys
If Target negligently stocked or maintained its shelves or the ball cage, you may have a claim. Damages besides medical bills could include pain,scars, suffering, permanent injury and wage loss. Ask the store manager for their liability insurance and medical payments coverage. Target may be self-insured up to a point. Call or email with further questions.