Costco is one of the busiest stores in the country due to its favorable prices. It’s able to keep its prices down because of the way it lays out its stores in a warehouse style and it limits staff numbers. Often, packaging is left unattended or liquids fall off shelves with no one to clear up the mess. This is the time when slip and fall accidents are likely to take place.
If this has happened to you and you have been injured and you know the accident wasn’t your fault you may have a case to file a PI claim against Costco. If you do this and you want a quick settlement, it’s best to hire a personal injury attorney to work on your behalf. The attorney will take on your case if you have sufficient evidence to prove who caused the slip and fall accident.
The Damages You May Be Entitled To In a Slip and Fall Accident at Costco
Slip and fall accidents mean you could fall backwards and damage your back and spine, or you could fall forwards, resulting in facial lacerations and head injuries. Whatever your injuries you should be entitled to the full cost of your medical treatment. You can also expect to receive your lost income while recovering from the accident. On top of that is an amount calculated for pain and suffering, which will depend on how much pain you have to endure. On occasions if the person or organization was deliberately negligent and you can prove it you may be entitled to punitive damages as well.
Evidence Needed to File a PI Claim for a Slip and Fall Accident in Costco
You will need to prove that you weren’t to blame for the accident. There are several bits of evidence you can use which should include the following:
- evidence from CCTV cameras monitoring the area
- photos you have taken of the accident scene
- eyewitness’s reports stating the accident wasn’t your fault
- receipts for medical treatment
- an assessment by your employer of lost income
- a doctor’s report detailing your injuries and likely return date back to work
All this evidence will provide the basis of your claim filed by your PI attorney on your behalf and your attorney will decide if he or she can win a just settlement.
Will a Lawyer Take My Case?
All the evidence you have collected should be handed to your attorney, who is vital to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. PI attorneys will assess a case before agreeing to take it on. Most work on contingency fee arrangements so are only likely to take on cases that have a high chance of success.
The attorney will know what the statute of limitations is for your state and will ensure the claim is filed well before the deadline. As long as you have an attorney working on your behalf you are more likely to win a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.
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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.