Home Depot is a huge “big-box” chain of over 2,000 stores that sells home improvement and construction materials. Almost all of us have been in a Home Depot. It really is a great store when it comes to price and selection for home improvement. The typical store is filled with activity. Not surprisingly, this company faces more than its fair share of lawsuits by customers injured because of the negligence of the company and its employees.
Customers can never be 100% safe in any store. But retailers have as an obligation to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn consumers of any potential dangers or hazards.
Home Depot is the defendant in a lot of premises liability lawsuits. Is this because it is a bad company? We don't think so. But the very nature of these big box stores is that there are a lot of employees with little experience making big safety decisions. Most make the right decisions. But many don't.
We recently represented a doctor in Maryland who suffered an injury at a Home Depot that damaged his career as a physician. He received a successful settlement in his case. Our take on this company is while they are certainly not going to pay on frivolous claims; it will pay reasonable value on legitimate claims that are properly presented to them if it suggests a lawsuit may be imminent if the case is not settled.Types of Claims Against Home Depot
Here are some examples of the types of civil actions that have been filed against Home Depot:
- Slip and falls
- Excessive force from security
- Negligent security
- Defective Products
- Defective Husky/Tri-Cam ladders
- Defective Gorilla/Tri-Cam ladders
- Defective O-Cedar brand push broom sold at Home Depot
- One World Technologies/Ryobi Technologies/Ridgid table saws
Home Depot has been hit with a class action lawsuit in September, 2014 after a stunning data breach that has left credit card information for millions of customers.
The case, filed in federal court in Illinois, alleges that Home Depot failed to protect its customers’ private data.
This is an important lawsuit. Our firm is not involved in these cases.Getting a Lawyer to Fight Home Depot
Our law firm is handling Home Depot physical injury cases. If you have been injured as the result of negligence of this company or by one of its products, call 800-553-8083 to speak to a lawyer or click here for a free Internet consultation.
- Sample Lawsuit Against Home Depot
- Overview of Premises Liability Claims
- Sample Slip and Fall Complaint
- Similar Defendant: Wal-Mart
- Real Information on the Value Your Home Depot Case?
Here is a summary of some Home Depot verdicts and settlements around the country. Please keep in mind this is not a representative sampling or necessarily a good indication as to the value of your or your client's case, even if you have similar facts.