Republic of Ireland Law
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1. yes, he has a case for suing in negligence. However, part of the award will be deducted on the basis of contributory negligence for not seeing the sign at eye level. Essentially, it is carelessness in law to overstack shelves so that products fall on customers if they seek to take them down. However, it is also careless to seek to do so and to ignore a warning sign saying to see assistance to help remove items from the top shelf. So your friend will get some damages if he was injured badly but part of it will be deducted on the basis of his own inattention and carelessness.
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hi thanks for the prompt response. he genuinely didnt read the signs due to blindness in one eye as he was looking at the product. will that meanhis award will not be reduced as much