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Costco Injury Claim Attorney

No one ever enters a Costco expecting to get injured; however, mistakes happen, and when they do, the damages can be truly devastating. If you suffer injuries at a Costco as a result of the negligence or misconduct of the Costco management or staff, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for a full compensation for the damages sustained. Pursuing legal action for damages can be incredibly challenging to go through, and it is in your best interest to seek proper legal representation before moving forward with a lawsuit. At one of the top law groups in Los Angeles, Normandie Law Firm, our skilled attorneys with experience in Costco injury cases can assist you in pursuing a Costco accident lawsuit against the store location, owners, management or staff. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our top-rated law offices for a free consultation by one of our experienced lawyers.

Costco: The Store
Costco is a wholesale store that has locations scattered about the United States and abroad. Costco is considered to be the largest American membership-only store, and in 2015 was ranked as second among the largest retailers in the world. Costco was founded in 1976 in a converted airplane hangar in San Diego, California, and originally went by the name Price Club. Since then, the company has expanded to over 700 locations across the world and has retained over 85 million members. Costco also employs over 200,00 people and is one of the largest wholesalers in the world. Costco is well known for their large stock of items in bulk. However, many Costco store locations have high shelving and if products are not adequately stocked there is an increased risk of being injured by a falling object. The same could be said of slip and fall injuries, as Costco has a lot of floor space to cover, leaving it susceptible to spills, or damaged floors which can cause severe injury. Listed below are some of the accidents a customer can encounter while shopping at a Costco:

  • Slip and Falls: often caused by wet floors, torn carpets, poor lighting, and escalator malfunctions
  • Head and Body Injuries: Caused by falling objects, retail displays, out-of-reach objects other similar mishaps
  • Shopping Cart Injuries: falls as a result of a cart tipping over
  • Overcrowding Injuries: as a result of over-crowding hazards (ex: trampling)
  • Parking Lot Injuries: as a result of a cracked or improperly designed parking lot, to remove ice or snow

This is just a handful of some of the accidents that can occur at a Costco. Regardless of how the situation caused your injuries, if they occurred as a result of the neglect or poor condition of the Costco location, then you can file a Costco accident or injury lawsuit against the store owner or store management. However, the process by which you can pursue a claim for compensation changes depending on the circumstances that surround your particular accident. You should enlist the assistance of an expert attorney who has experience in Costco accident cases.

Slip and Fall Accidents at Costco
Slip and fall accidents can be incredibly damaging to those who suffer through them. While these accidents most commonly occur at fast food restaurants, they can occur at other locations as well. The injuries that a victim can endure from a slip and fall accident can at times be life-threatening. Listed below are some of the damages that a customer can sustain in a slip and fall accident:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Other sprains and fractures

Slip and fall accidents typically occur as a result of a slick floor. However, some other floor hazards can cause slip or trip and fall accidents. If a floor hazard is not properly fixed or identified as cautious by the store staff, then it is likely that the victim will be able to file a successful lawsuit for their injuries. However, if the staff does make customers aware of the potential hazard, then there is a high chance that the victim’s case won’t hold up in court. The best way to determine whether or not you have a successful case is to determine who is liable. To properly place liability on the store, one of the following must be true:

  • The owner or staff caused the spill or another hazard that caused the injury
  • The owners and staff were already aware of the hazardous floor conditions and did not follow proper protocol to mitigate or warn customers of the dangers.
  • The owners and staff should have been aware of the floor conditions, and any other more ‘reasonable’ person would have made the appropriate actions to repair or clean the floor.

Regardless of the circumstances of your case, it is incredibly important that you seek the help of an accomplished attorney with expertise in Costco injury lawsuits to guide you through the often complex process of seeking compensation for your damages.

Falling Merchandise at Costco
Costco is known for its high shelving, and in most cases, customers require assistance from a store employee to get the product they want down. While some of this merchandise can be light, others can be incredibly heavy and can inflict serious damage if they fall on someone. If merchandise falls on a person as result of not being properly stocked, that individual can file a lawsuit for the damages that they have endured. Below is a list of the possible injuries a customer at Costco can endure after a falling merchandise accident:

  • Head Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Back & Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Broken & Fractured Bones
  • Neurological Damage
  • Coma
  • Paralysis

Not only can the physical damages from a falling merchandise accident be debilitating but so can the financial damages from the necessary hospitalization to treat these injuries. Thankfully, these damages can be reimbursed through the help of a Costco accident claim. Consult with a lawyer with experience handling Costco accident claims for more information.

Assault at Costco
Those who enter a Costco hardly ever worry about experiencing assault while shopping, however, things happen, and when they do an injured customer can file a lawsuit against the store for its poor security policies. When filing a lawsuit for assault at a Costco, it is incredibly important to understand the differences between assault, battery, and sexual assault.

Assault and Battery are best defined as varied forms of violence inflicted upon a person. Assault is described as an act of violence that does not involve any physical contact. Assault typically includes things like threats, and an intent to cause harm. Battery, on the other hand, relies on the action of another directly inflicting physical harm on a victim. In most battery cases, the defendant will attempt to claim that they acted in self-defense, and sometimes it is incredibly difficult to prove otherwise. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek representation from a Costco Assault and Battery attorney.

Sexual assault is similar to assault and battery in that they rely on the negligence of the store’s security policies. Victims of sexual assault have the option of initiating a civil lawsuit or a criminal lawsuit against the at-fault party. Criminal sexual assault cases can be challenging for a victim as they are brought to a court and required to relive the experience of their assault in front of a jury of strangers. Criminal assault cases also have a lesser chance of conviction as they require a higher burden of proof, called, ‘beyond a reasonable doubt.’ On the other hand, victims can file civil sexual assault lawsuits which require a lesser burden of proof, known as ‘preponderance of the evidence.’ Regardless of the situation, sexual assault lawsuit should be pursued with the assistance of a qualified Costco sexual assault attorney, as they can best guide you through the process of claiming compensation for your damages.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Having an experienced attorney on your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely. If you file your case with our firm you could find some if not all of the following damages compensable to you:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Wages
  • Loss of Potential Future Wages
  • Emotional Damages (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc…)
  • Punitive Damages

At Normandie Law Firm our skilled home depot injury attorneys can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit, and give you all the Costco claim information that you need. As a show of our commitment to you and your case, we offer each of our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under this zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Call our law offices today for a free consultation by a lawyer experienced in Costco injury cases, and we can discuss the incident, your damages, and the path to receiving proper compensation for your damages.

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