EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COSTCO SLIP AND FALL CLAIMS IN CALIFORNIA
If you were injured at Costco in Los Angeles or surrounding areas because the employees did not do their jobs and keep the store safe, you need legal help ASAP!
Even more important—you need the RIGHT legal help from someone who knows how large corporations handle insurance claims and has WON numerous cases against Costco over the last 3 decades.
At The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus, we have been winning compensation for people injured at Costco stores throughout Southern California since 1987.
Right after a fall, you should report that you fell to a manager AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
TAKE PHOTOS of whatever caused you to fall with your phone if you can—before store employees have a chance to clean it up.
The manager will want to talk to you about whether you are injured—and all too often, they’ll insist that you “seem fine.”
NEVER brush off a slip and fall as an embarrassing accident—especially if you feel any pain or discomfort. Just because the manager says you appear fine does NOT mean you are not injured. He or she is a warehouse manager, NOT a doctor.
That manager is trying to MINIMIZE the situation and trying to position Costco for an “easy out” on your claim.
We ALWAYS recommend you get checked out any time after a slip and fall or trip and fall injury.
Sometimes the symptoms can take days or even weeks to appear. To be on the safe side, always see a medical professional as soon as possible.
DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT
If you are injured at Costco, Insurance adjusters will tell you they need a recorded statement after your injury to process your claim, and they only want to help. DO NOT BELIEVE THEM.
These adjusters want a recorded statement for one reason and ONE REASON ONLY: To try to get you to say something that they can use against you later.
They will never admit that, though, and they will instead tell you that giving a recorded statement will only HELP move things along. Do not believe them. They are not looking out for you—they are looking out for their boss—Costco.
They DO NOT have the right to a recorded statement at this stage of the game—but too many people give them anyway, which often helps adjusters issue partial or total denials.
THEY WILL TRY TO BLAME THE ACCIDENT ON YOU
Insurance companies will only pay on a claim if their policyholder—Costco—caused the accident.
If they can make the argument that you fell because you were not watching or you lost your balance, Costco’s insurer will DENY your claim.
Often, adjusters will try to BLAME YOU for the fall when it really resulted from Costco’s negligence.
If you admit any liability, you will reduce or eliminate your settlement offer. DO NOT fall for it when an adjuster tries to get you to agree that the fall was your fault.
THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOUR INJURIES ARE NOT THAT SERIOUS
Just like a store manager may downplay your injuries right after a slip and fall, an insurance adjuster may try to do the same during the claim process.
Adjusters may claim that you didn’t need all of the medical treatments you received (so they won’t pay for it) or that you didn’t need to miss as much work as you did (so they won’t reimburse you for lost wages).
The truth is that insurance adjusters are NOT medical professionals and do not know your personal experience with your injury. You need a lawyer who can demonstrate and prove the severity of your injuries and losses.
THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU DO NOT NEED AN ATTORNEY
This is one of the biggest lies by insurance companies because it is 100% FALSE.
Of course, insurance companies do not want you talking to a lawyer! A lawyer knows all the tricks that they use to minimize or deny your claim, and a GOOD lawyer knows how to beat them at their own game.
The truth is that having the right representation can MAXIMIZE your chances of covering all of your losses and can take the stress of dealing with insurance adjusters off your plate.
TALK TO A LOS ANGELES COSTCO ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY
Timing is important in any slip and fall case. The sooner you get a lawyer involved, the sooner the insurance company will know that you mean BUSINESS.
We handle every interaction with adjusters once we are involved—so you can rest easy and concentrate on getting better. You can trust we know what we are doing to get the best possible results for you.
The attorneys at The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus are recognized slip and fall and trip and fall premises liability lawyers who have protected the rights of injured victims throughout Los Angeles for more than 34 years.
If you were injured at Costco or any other store in Southern California, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case.
CALL RIGHT NOW FOR IMMEDAITE HELP AT 818-784-8544!
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