Costco is a popular chain of discount clubs for members. If you go shopping at Costco, it is only normal to expect the premises to be safe, so you can shop without concern.
If Costco’s employees fail to clean up any messes and keep the store safe from obstacles and debris, and that causes you to slip and fall and suffer injury, they are liable for the damages you suffered.
What Is Negligence?
A clean floor that you won’t slip on is a normal expectation when you go shop at Costco.
If you enter a Costco store then slip and fall because of plastic wrap left on the floor while the employees were stocking, they are responsible for damages. You step on the shrink wrap then fall back, landing on your right arm and shoulder injuring them.
Costco’s employees should keep the aisle free from trash and risks that could cause you to become injured. This is an obvious example of how Costco’s negligence caused your injuries.
How Can You Prove Costco Was Negligent?
You must prove that Costco was negligent, and that negligence is what caused your injuries. In this case, you must show that you slipped and fell because of the shrink wrap being left in the floor.
If the store surveillance cameras picked up that incident, the court can ask that the video be submitted for review as evidence for your personal injury case.
When you go shopping at Costco, it is only normal to expect that the store to be free from dangers. The store has a responsibility or a duty to keep the facilities clean and properly maintained.
When the employees just left the plastic wrap laying the floor, they were breaching that duty and putting you in harm’s way.
When you slipped and fell on that plastic wrap, then your arm and shoulder were injured, they acted negligently. For your Costco personal injury claim, you should keep evidence and documentation that will support your claim and show your losses.
Copies of any medical bills, copies of your medical reports, proof of restrictions and limitations, and proof of lost wages are all beneficial in proving your claim and your damages.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you were hurt in a slip and fall caused by Costco’s negligence, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
Enlisting the help of an accident injury lawyer will increase the chances of your personal injury claim being successful. An attorney will aggressively pursue your claim, and ensure your rights are protected.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means they aren’t paid until you are compensated for your losses through a settlement or judgment.
The statue of limitations for a personal injury claim varies from one state to another, so don’t put off filing your personal injury claim against Costco.
Ask for your free case review from a personal injury lawyer today!
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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Costco, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.