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Injury Lawyer for Slip and Fall Accidents at Costco

If you or a family member falls and is injured at a Costco warehouse store, you may be entitled to a financial settlement. Injuries due to employee, manager, or owner negligence may mean that the company is legally liable for your injuries and can be required to compensate you for your losses. The legal team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers can answer general questions about premises liability and discuss the specific details of your case during a free case evaluation. To schedule your “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®” meeting call (800) 577-5188 for more information.

Common Causes of Costco Slip and Fall Injuries

Costco Wholesale clubs are very popular and regularly draw large crowds of shoppers. During special sales, promotional events and holidays, a Costco store is a bustling, crowded, high energy place. There are numerous opportunities for a customer to slip and fall in a Costco, some of the most common include:

  • Improperly stored inventory
  • Spilled drinks and food from the food court and surrounding the food sample areas
  • Entry and exit mats that are not lying flat
  • Wet floors from recent cleaning or exterior weather conditions
  • Failure to warn customers of slippery areas through appropriate signage
  • Accidents caused by forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Boxes and clutter in the aisleways

Typical Injuries from a Slip and Fall Accident

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that slip and fall accidents are one of the most common reasons for someone to visit an emergency room. While not all accidents lead to serious injury, a surprising amount do. Tragically, some slip and fall accidents result in permanent disability and death. A slip and fall accident can cause:

  • Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Loss of consciousness
  • Broken hips, wrists, and ankles
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Muscle strains and ligament tears

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a company or employee, they should be responsible for your medical bills, not you. A lawyer can help you understand premises liability and how the law applies to your case. Hiring a lawyer increases the odds that you will receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Important Steps to Take Following a Slip and Fall Accident at Costco

The most important priority is to make sure you get the medical care you require as soon as possible after your accident. Prompt medical care will ensure the quickest road to physical recovery. In addition, in order to facilitate your financial recovery it is helpful to:

  1. Document everything you remember about the accident
  2. Get contact information from witness
  3. File a written report with the store manager and keep a dated copy
  4. Contact a personal injury attorney with experience in Costco slip and fall cases

A Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages From a Slip and Fall Accident 

Injuries from a slip and fall accident can be painful physically and financially. If your injury was caused by negligence, it makes sense that the business should pay. However, getting the money you deserve can be a long, confusing process. Meanwhile, the medical bills are piling up and you still aren’t well enough to go to work. The mental stress can be as bad, if not worse, than the injury itself. The advantages of having a lawyer on your side are many. For example:

Case Evaluation

An attorney can evaluate all aspects of your case, advise you on the merits of pursuing compensation and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Through the evaluation, an estimate of what your case is worth will be identified, and your attorney can advise you on whether pursuing a claim is in your best interest. This evaluation saves you valuable time and money going forward.

Build Your Case

In order to prove your case, your lawyer will gather evidence of negligence, such as photographs and eye-witness testimony, as well as documents that show the extent of your injuries and the dollar amount of your losses. With a rock-solid case, your lawyer can successfully negotiate with insurance companies, or prove your case in court.

Settlement Negotiation

Most businesses have liability insurance to cover slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, the insurance company is highly motivated by their bottom line to pay the least amount possible on your claim. Your lawyer will handle all negotiations with the insurance company and won’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. If an acceptable agreement can’t be made, your lawyer will represent you and your best interests in court.

Elements of Negligence in a Costco Slip and Fall Claim

In order to win a slip and fall case against a business, you must be able to show that:

  1. The business knew or should have known that a dangerous situation existed in their establishment.
  2. You were injured due to a hazardous condition on the premises.
  3. The injuries you suffered caused real physical and financial losses.

By law, property owners are required to routinely inspect their property for hazards, make timely repairs, and warn customers if a potentially dangerous situation exists that they should avoid.

For questions regarding liability and how it applies to your situation, contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers for a free consultation where “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®” Call (800) 577-5188.

Compensation For Slip and Fall Accidents

The amount and types of compensation you can successfully seek after a slip and fall accident depends largely on details related specifically to your case. Generally, victims of slip and fall accidents are able to recover:

  • Immediate medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future loss of income
  • Pain and suffering

Call Jason Stone Injury Lawyers for Help With Your Costco Slip and Fall Accident Recovery 

Jason Stone Injury Lawyers is dedicated to ensuring that injury victims recover not only physically from their accident, but financially as well. Our Stone Cold Guarantee ensures that we get paid only after you get paid, that you will have access to a “There’s No Obligation, Just Information ®” free consultation, and that we will fight to prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you. Contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers today. We are dedicated to helping you get your life back. Call (800) 577-5188.

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