With about 60 locations in Maryland alone, Walmart stores seem to be everywhere. Each day, thousands of shoppers can pass through any individual location. Boasting low prices and a “one stop shop” opportunity, Walmart promises to save consumers time and money. While certainly, convenient and affordable shopping are a draw for potential customers, one couple warns that the Walmart brand may have forgotten about keeping patrons safe, and did nothing to prevent serious injury.
Until recently, many Walmart stores were lax on security measures concerning firearms. Many stores allow the open carry of firearms, and it is not unusual for supercenters to sell guns and ammunition in the sporting goods department. Over the summer of 2019, at least two mass shootings took place within a Walmart store.
One of these shootings took place in another state on Aug. 3. A gunman fired upon crowds of innocent shoppers in the store, killing 22 and injuring dozens more. A husband and wife, both having suffered serious injury, have now filed suit against Walmart. They claim the stores do not have adequate safety and security measures to protect shoppers, and should be held financially accountable for the pain and suffering endured by the victims. The alleged gunman was apprehended and faces charges of capital murder.
If a retail establishment has been remiss where safety and security are concerned, victims that suffer serious injury on the premises may want to consider taking legal action. A victim may have to face medical bills, lasting pain and suffering, loss of wages due to inability to work and other stresses that typically follow such an injury. Maryland victims may find it helpful to consult a knowledgeable attorney who can explain the legal process and help pursue recovery of all applicable monetary damages.