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Costco Accident Injury Attorney

Costco Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries at Costco, you may be eligible to sue Costco for the accident and collect compensation. Whether your accident occurred at a Costco parking lot or inside the store, or whether you experienced a slip and fall on the premises, our qualified and well-versed attorneys with experience in Costco accident cases can guide you through the process of filing our claim. Contact our top law offices today and receive a free consultation from one of our Los Angeles lawyers.

Costco: Everything You Need In Bulk
Costco is a wholesale store that has locations in the United States and abroad. Costco is considered to be the largest American membership-only store, and in 2015 was ranked as the second largest retailer in the world. Costco began in 1976 in a converted airplane hangar under the name Price Club in San Diego California. Since then the company has expanded to over 700 locations scattered about the world and retains over 85 million members. Costco also employs over 200,000 people and is one of the largest wholesalers in the world. Costco is known for its plentiful stock of whatever you need in bulk and requires a membership payment to become a customer. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at the fault of Costco owners or employees, we recommended that you retain legal counsel as large corporations like Costco have the resources to employ some of the best legal experts. While it is within every citizen’s right to represent themselves in court, if you hope to find a successful resolution for your case, you should find a top-rated lawyer experienced in Costco accident claims.

Suing for Damages
Any damages that a customer can endure in an accident at a place of business may be eligible for proper compensation if the fault of the Costco management or employees is proven. Some of the damages that a customer can endure at a Costco location include incidents like:

  • Assault and Battery
  • Incidents involving falling merchandise
  • Slip and fall and Trip and Fall accidents
  • Sexual Assault
  • Parking Lot Collisions

Each of these damage-causing events could require consultation with an attorney who has experience in Costco accident cases. Every individual incident also requires its form of proceedings. For instance, a case of sexual assault that is filed for the negligence of Costco security is going to have a different process than a case made for a trip and fall accident. An expert attorney who has experience handling Costco accident claims can help. In this article, we will briefly cover the varying types of damages and how a case can be filed and fought for.

Costco Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and fall accidents Costco (and other places of business) that end in serious injury happen more often than many would believe. Slip and Fall accidents or Trip and Fall Accidents are considered to be any accidents that occur because of a wet or slick floor.  If you or a loved one experiences damages from a slip (trip) and fall accident, the Costco store may be held liable. Costco stores and any other place of business are expected to have reasonably safe conditions and to warn their customers of any dangers they know of or should be aware of. This strictly held policy requires Costco employees to inspect floors regularly and to clean up or warn customers of any wet or slippery floors. Some common slip and fall accidents are as follows:

  • Head Injuries
  • Hip Fractures
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and Fractures

In any case of a slip and fall accident, you must be able to prove that the incident occurred because of the negligence of Costco staff. If there is not suitable proof, Costco can state that its employees were acting appropriately, and you were to blame. An expert lawyer with experience handling Costco accident claims can assist you in the often complicated process of suing Costco for your injuries.

Falling Objects
Thousands of customers across the country suffer injuries or fatalities due to falling objects that are caused by negligent staff. If an object falls on a customers’ head at a Costco location, the Costco staff can be held liable if proper safety measures were not upheld to secure their products. Objects striking a customers head can lead to a multitude of brain trauma, like concussions, hematomas, and skull fractures. These injuries can send victims to the hospital and in some cases can be life-threatening. The hospital treatment required to help a victim recover from these injuries can also be financially devastating, and said victim should not be forced to pay for these damages out of pocket, especially if they are out of the fault of Costco staff. Some of other common injuries from falling merchandise include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Nerve Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Broken Nose
  • Facial Lacerations, and facial disfigurement
  • Contusions

To file a successful claim against a Costco location for these damages, a skilled attorney who has experience in falling merchandise claims must be able to prove that the Costco staff are liable for the falling object.  It is also important to note that victims in California who have sustained damage from a falling object due to the wrongful conduct of a Costco employee must file a claim within two years from the date of the incident.

Costco Assault and Battery Cases
When a customer experiences an attack from a fellow customer or even a Costco employee, that customer has a right to sue Costco for the damages if the assault occurred because of a poor standard of security up held at that location. Assault and battery can include any intentional violence inflicted by an individual upon another individual. In cases of places of business (Costco included), the security policies of said business can be held liable for the incident and the damages. The legal requirements for assault and battery lawsuit can vary but often a suit can arise from situations wherein violence is demonstrated but no contact occurs. Battery, however, occurs when direct physical contact is made with intent to harm another individual. Damages within Assault and Battery cases can vary from minor scrapes and bruises to serious injuries like concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. Regarding a Costco Assault and Battery Case, a Costco Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer can make any of the following claims to counter your claim:

  • Consent: A defendant may argue that the victim agreed to the possibility of being harmed. This form of defense occurs most often in cases that involve contact sports like basketball, football or paintball.
  • Privilege: A defendant can argue that they had the authority to use force. Typically this kind of defendant claims arises in cases that involve police officers, however, in terms of a Costco Assault and Battery case, Costco security can be held liable. In this case, a Costco security assault defense lawyer can make the same argument of privilege.
  • Self-defense or the defense of others: This argument can be made when violence is inflicted in response to a threat of harm. Although this argument is only successful if the defendant was considered a reasonable reaction to the situation.

An accomplished attorney with expertise in Costco injury lawsuits can help you fight against these defenses.

Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is typically defined as any sexual encounter that occurs without the consent of the recipient. Damages from a sexual assault victim can vary widely from case to case, but across almost all sexual assault cases is the damage of emotional harm. In cases of sexual assault at a Costco, the victim can file a Costco personal injury lawsuit against not just the party responsible, but the Costco owners if there is evidence of a lack of proper security or if the sexual assault was inflicted by a Costco employee.  If an employee of Costco is sexually assaulted by a customer or fellow employee, then the company can be held liable for not doing enough to protect employees and customers from said assault. Discerning who should be held liable in a sexual assault case depends on a variety of factors. Depending on where the incident occurred, multiple parties can be held responsible. For instance, if a sexual assault incident occurs at a Costco between two customers, the store owners can also be held liable if there was not adequate security to prevent the assault. An experienced attorney can help you receive a settlement from an assault and battery claim.

About Our Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm has years of experience in taking on cases of personal injury and protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligent or wrongful actions of companies against both customers and employees. Based out of Los Angeles, our law firm is committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best legal assistance possible. Contact our offices today and receive a free consultation and free second opinion case review. We also offer a no fee guarantee to all of our clients. Under this policy, our clients don’t pay for our services until we successfully resolve your case. Call us today, and one of our experienced lawyers will be available to talk with you about your case.

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