Q: What is an IL store liability when one of their signage is knocked over by another customer injuring another customer?
I was shopping in a store in IL in the luggage department and they have wrought iron sales signs weighing about 3 lbs that are not anchored down. Another customer happened to knock over the sign as I reaching down to grab a piece of luggage. The sign hit me in the head - I passed out. The acting store manager came over took a report and suggested I to go to the ER. My husband went to get the car since I denied going by ambulance and the manager walked me out behind the lady that caused the sign to fall. I did. I had a concussion with follow up headaches. The store's insurance co is denying the claim stating they were not liable since another customer caused the sign to fall - they said the other party is liable. They stated that no laws in IL require signs to be anchored and they were not in violation of the law. I should have gotten the name and phone number of the customer and filed it with their insurance co. Do I have any recourse? I would just like my medical bills paid.
A: Yes you have recourse against the store. There maybe a claim for negligence against the store since you made a report the day of the incident. You should speak with an attorney about your possible claim and my office will be happy to speak with you about your claim and there are no fees until you have a recovery. I hope that answered your question. Thank you
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