What to do if my husband was hurt at a home improvement store?

He was trying to get a 4x4x10 when 3 fell on his foot. His toe was broken. We noticed that all the wood sections have a metal bar to secure the lumber. The one he grabbed from didnt have it and we have pictures. He went to the Hospital and filed a complaint with the store. It’s offering him $500 and he needs to sign a release form. Does he have a case?

Asked on June 7, 2012 under Personal Injury, California


Barry J. Simon / The Law Office of Barry J. Simon

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming this is CA, liability sounds pretty good. To advise you I would need to know the amount of medical bills and does he have a splint on his toe? Is he seeing his doctor for followup? $500 sounds ridiculous.

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