Now that you know you can sue Costco for damages caused by a slip and fall incident at their stores, let's discuss whether you need an attorney to proceed with such a lawsuit.
You do not necessarily need an attorney. However, having one significantly increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. But that is not the only reason to hire an attorney if you slip and fall at Costco.
Costco is a multi-billion company. But this does not mean they will write you a check to settle your medical bills and other damages without a fight. Because they are a big corporation, they can easily afford some of the best defense attorneys to fight back.
The last thing you want is to face such a gigantic company without an attorney. The scope of their legal resources alone could be enough to intimidate you into accepting a lowball settlement or no settlement at all, depending on the circumstances of your case.
But you should not be worried about what when you hire an attorney. And not just any attorney; you need a lawyer or law firm with powerful resources to fight for you against a corporate giant like Costco.
Precisely, you need Morgan and Morgan, the largest personal injury law firm in the country.
Because we have powerful legal resources to fight for you in and out of court, we can never be intimidated by companies like Costco. This is because we know some of these companies use their financial might and resources to bully defenseless victims of their own negligence into surrendering their rights. Unfortunately, the semi-lucky ones settle for less than what they deserve.
But that is not how it works when you have Morgan and Morgan by your side.
Many personal injury attorneys prefer settling these cases out of court. In fact, some defendants use this as an excuse to undervalue claims. While many insurance companies would rather settle out of court because this option saves money and valuable time, certain cases are better handled by a judge or jury. And because many personal injury attorneys are used to settling out of court, most of them lack courtroom experience.
Sometimes, this plays out against the plaintiff. Here's why:
When an attorney lacks courtroom experience, they will want to settle the claim out of court. This, of course, saves both parties a lot of time and resources. But, on the other hand, it could also mean settling for lowball offers.
Insurance companies prefer settling claims out of court to avoid the risk of a harsh judgment in court. Similarly, some attorneys avoid courts because they are not as competent. Therefore, they will settle for anything just to play safe and hide their weaknesses.
At Morgan and Morgan, our attorneys are masters of all trades. If you slip and fall at Costco and choose us to represent you, we will build a strong case against the company (that is, if you have a valid claim). Then, we will evaluate your damages and decide how much compensation you might be entitled to. Finally, after ensuring that everything's in order, we will file a claim with Costco, officially marking the beginning of negotiations between both parties.
However, we choose to begin negotiations out of court to give the other party a fair chance of settling out of court. But if they are unwilling to settle, our attorneys are never afraid to go to court.
In fact, we require our attorneys to handle a certain number of cases in court every year. This requirement gives them the much-needed courtroom experience, which is often overlooked in the world of personal injury litigation, given that most cases are settled out of court.
Thanks to our courtroom experience, we are never afraid of facing any defendant in court. We have filed lawsuits against the likes of T-Mobile, Yahoo, Tesla, and many other corporate giants - a true testimony of our legal prowess.