Many Costco customers will tell you that the store has everything. While Costco does offer a wide range of products in stock, these stores can also come with serious hazards that can lead to slip and fall accidents.
Depending upon your situation, you could be able to secure compensation if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in a Costco. The Florida Costco slip and fall accident and injury lawyers with the Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help.
Our team of injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at Costco in Florida can start working on your case right now.
Facts About Costco Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
As of 2019, there were 20 Costco stores throughout Florida. Each of these stores bears a duty of care to all their customers. This duty of care means they must promptly deal with any hazards in their store or surrounding property. Costco stores can violate this duty of care if they:
- Allow a spill to go untended in an aisle.
- Do not handle ice or snow on outside sidewalks.
- Let obstructions fall across aisles.
- Fail to repair damage or cracks in the floor.
- Do not provide proper lighting around the store.
- Do not warn customers about potential hazards.
Note that these are only examples of situations that could result in a slip and fall accident. Speak with the professional slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik if you slipped and fell for any reason in a Costco.
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Steps to Take After a Costco Slip and Fall Accident
It’s important that you take the right steps after any involvement in a slip and fall accident in a Costco. Make sure that you:
- Take photos of the hazard that caused you to slip and fall.
- Report your accident to the store’s manager.
- Request a copy of the store incident report.
- Get a prompt medical evaluation and follow the recommendations of your doctor.
- Contact a legal professional for help immediately.
Following these steps can improve your odds of getting maximum compensation for your injuries. You should be aware that there are also steps you can take that can weaken your claim. For the best results following a slip and fall accident, you should not:
- Admit any fault for slipping and falling.
- Post any information about your slip and fall accident on social media.
- Speak with insurance agents for Costco without a lawyer.
Any of these actions can severely reduce your chances of securing the damages you need to move forward with your life. Call Jason and Debi Chalik now to make sure you take the best steps following a Costco slip and fall accident.
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Types of Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
You can seek compensation after a slip and fall accident by filing a premises liability claim in the state of Florida. Depending upon your specific situation, this claim can allow you to secure damages to cover your:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Lost wages during your recovery period.
- Lost earning potential for lasting injuries.
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
The team at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can go over all of your medical records to ensure your losses are all properly covered. We understand how the court system in Florida works, and we can advise you on the processes you need to follow to get the damages you deserve.
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You Have Limited Time to Act Following a Costco Slip and Fall
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years following your accident. If you miss the deadline, the court will dismiss your case, and you will forfeit your right to compensation.
The court may extend these deadlines in rare circumstances (incapacitation, defendant leaves the state, etc.); however, we recommend getting your case started right away to avoid delays.
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How Working with a Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Benefit Your Case
Slip and fall cases are more complex and present more challenges than other personal injury cases. You may be required to present substantial evidence proving that Costco and/or its employees acted negligently and you sustained compensable damages as a result.
Our Florida Costco slip and fall accident and injury attorneys can build a case for you. Here are a few ways you stand to benefit from working with us.
You Can Focus on Your Health
When you’re injured, we understand that you might not have the physical or financial capacity to take on your case alone. Our attorneys are prepared to handle everything from investigation to negotiations, giving you your time back so that you can focus on the most important thing, your health.
We offer our services at no upfront cost to you. We won’t collect a dime unless we’re successful in your case. So, you can trust that we won’t take on a case that we’re not confident in, we won’t waste your time, and we’ll always be fighting for top dollar in your case.
Accurate Calculation of Your Damages
Getting an accurate calculation of your damages is the first step to preparing for negotiation. We can’t guess this number. Instead, we have to review your current and future accident-related expenses as well as non-economic damages to get a clear picture of what’s owed to you.
Our team can recruit financial and economic experts to guide this calculation.
When you work with us, you work with our partners directly. Rather than being assigned a case manager, you’ll be able to bring all your questions, comments, and concerns to the person who is actively working on your claim.
We keep our clients top of mind in everything that we do. Our priority is to get justice for your injuries and claim compensation on your behalf. We will defend you against the insurance companies, represent your interests in and out of court, and employ all of our resources to win your case.
We’ve Won Millions for Injury Victims Across Florida
Many injury lawyers will promise a huge settlement, but few will deliver. Our firm’s case results include large settlements for our clients across Florida. Here are just a few examples of our results:
- $400K settlement for a slip and fall with spinal injury
- $280K settlement for slip and fall requiring back surgery
- $100K settlement for slip and fall with a fractured wrist
- $100K settlement for slip and fall at a gas station
Although settlements can vary depending on the circumstances, what never changes is our commitment to fight for injury victims’ right to be compensated.
Stand Up to Costco After a Slip and Fall Accident
Costco is a powerful business entity primarily concerned with increasing its bottom line. This means the company could try to deny your claims for compensation after a slip and fall accident. Fortunately, Jason and Debi Chalik can stand up for you when facing powerful company representatives and insurance agents.
We will work aggressively to demonstrate that Costco breached its duty of care and caused your slip and fall accident. Our team will not accept any payment for legal fees unless they can bring you a settlement that covers your needs. Let us start building your case today while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact Legal Professionals After a Costco Slip and Fall Accident
Get the legal advice you need if you slipped and fell in a Costco. You can reach the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik by calling us or completing our online contact form.
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