Fractured toe leads to injury claim against home improvement retailer Lowes

By Jon Campisi | Nov 12, 2013

Home improvement retailer Lowes has been named in a personal injury

complaint initiated by a man who says he sustained foot injuries after being struck by a steel beam at the defendant’s South Philadelphia location.

Daniel Williams, who resides in Philadelphia, filed a civil action against Lowes Companies Inc. Nov. 8 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The lawsuit, which was filed by attorney Brandon A. Swartz, of the firm Swartz Culleton, says that Williams was in the receiving department of the Lowes location at 2106 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard earlier last month to pick up a window for an installation job when, suddenly and without warning, a steel beam feel onto his foot.

The incident caused Williams to sustain a fractured toe and ruptured extensor tendons on his right foot, the suit claims.

The plaintiff says he experienced severe pain and suffering as a result of the incident, and that he has been, and will continue to be, unable to engage in his usual activities to his great loss and detriment.

Williams claims he was caused to undergo medical treatment and incurred a number of expenses in an effort to cure him of his injuries.

The plaintiff also alleges that he has suffered earnings losses and earning capacity because his injuries prevented him from being able to work.

Williams has also suffered a loss of the enjoyment of life’s pleasures and activities, the lawsuit states.

Lowes is accused of negligence and carelessness for allowing the steel beam to drop on the plaintiff’s foot.

Williams seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, attorney’s fees and other legal relief.


The federal case number is 2:13-cv-06523-MMB. 

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