Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American warehouse club that offers an extensive array of merchandise. It is the largest warehouse club in the United States in which shoppers are required to be members. As of 2015, it was the second largest retailer worldwide, behind Walmart. Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, Costco has a total of 705 warehouses, located across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Spain and Lebanon. The company employs approximately 174,000 people who work full- and part-time.
Because of the thousands of visitors to the store every day, it is reasonable to believe that Costco’s employees may frequently disregard spills that pose a risk to customer safety. Part of the job of Costco’s employees is to make certain that their customers remain unharmed. If you were injured while shopping at Costco, call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg at 1-877-595-HURT (4878) for a free consultation with an attorney.
What Kind of Injuries Have Costco’s Customers Sustained?
There are several reasons that can cause a slip and fall injury. One such reason is the negligence of the store’s employees. It is possible for customers to slip and fall on slippery floors that have not been mopped completely dry by the employees. Or they may slip and fall because of spillage from a beverage or a flower display.
If you were injured while shopping at Costco due to the negligent behavior of its employees, you can file a lawsuit alleging negligence, and you may receive damages for your injuries.
Here are some typical kinds of injuries that customers suffer in slip and fall accidents:
- Sprained wrist
- Neck injury
- Skull fracture
- Brain damage
If you have suffered such injuries as these while shopping at Costco, you may be able to obtain compensation. This compensation is very much like that of other personal injury lawsuits, and will help you in your recovery of:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Potential future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Costco:
- Call a doctor immediately for treatment of your injury.
- Do not sign any forms from Costco’s management, their attorneys or insurance representatives, before speaking with an attorney.
- Do not file a claim on your own. Call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, and hire a personal injury attorney.