November 5th, 2013
New York, NY, November 4, 2013: Attorney Richard A. Kerner of the New York personal injury law firm Kerner & Kerner was featured in a recent story by WCBS-TV News entitled “Big Box Danger - Beware of Falling Merchandise at Warehouse Stores.”
The story, which aired on October 31, 2013, can be found on the WCBS-TV website at:
WCBS reported on the hidden dangers to consumers who shop in big box warehouse club stores, where merchandise is stacked high on pallet racks, above the heads of shoppers. In many cases, merchandise is not safely secured and stored and there have been numerous instances of merchandise falling on shoppers.
According to WCBS, accidents involving falling merchandise “happen all the time,” and “thousands of people all over the country have been injured over the last ten years.”
Calling upon his more than 50 years of experience handling personal injury cases, Mr. Kerner was quoted as saying “The case law abounds with people who are getting into all kinds of mishaps in these large warehouse operations. The average person is not equipped to rummage around a warehouse.”
Mr. Kerner pointed out that these stores, by their very nature, literally warehouse the merchandise right on the sales floor, while smaller retailers keep their surplus items in a storeroom out of customers’ reach, creating an inherent risk to customers.
The story also mentions another cause of concern - the parking lots at these large warehouse and club stores. The WCBS report cites a university study that found a high rate of injuries and traffic accidents occur in these large parking lots, particularly among persons 75 and older.
Kerner & Kerner, a leading New York personal injury liability law firm located in Manhattan, was chosen to participate in the news report because of its vast experience and expertise representing persons who have been injured in all types of accidents. The firm handles a variety of consumer injury related matters and has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients.