Fort Lauderdale BJs Injury Attorney
BJ’s Wholesale Club in Fort Lauderdale is a frequent shopping destination for many South Florida residents and visitors alike. Indeed, the retail chain offers consumers a single warehouse location in which to purchase groceries in bulk, to buy furniture and electronics, to sample prepared foods and drinks, to have vehicle tires changed, and to indulge in other shopping wants and needs. Yet accidents can happen at BJ’s stores without any warning, and both kids and adults can sustain debilitating injuries like fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and food poisoning. If you were injured as a result of an accident that happened at a BJ’s Wholesale Club, you should speak with our Fort Lauderdale BJs injury attorneys.
Frequent Injuries Sustained in Fort Lauderdale in BJs Accidents
Many different types of injuries can occur at BJ’s stores in Fort Lauderdale as a result of slips and falls, eating contaminated food, and using defective products, such as:
- Brain injuries;
- Back injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Foodborne illness; and
- Catastrophic injuries.
How to File a Fort Lauderdale BJs Accident Claim
Most accident and injury claims brought against a BJ’s Wholesale Club will be based on a theory of negligence. In order to prove negligence in a BJ’s injury claim, you will need to prove the following general elements:
- Duty of care: BJ’s owed you, as one of its customers, a duty of care;
- Negligence: BJ’s breached its duty of care by being negligent in some capacity;
- Causation: BJ’s negligence was the cause of your injuries; and
- Damages: You suffered damages as a result of the negligence and BJ’s breach of the duty of care it owed to you as a consumer.
There are some types of injuries that may be linked to BJ’s products but for which BJ’s may not be liable. For example, if BJ’s sold a defective product that it did not know was defective at the time of sale, then you will likely be filing a product liability lawsuit against the designer, manufacturer, or marketer of the defective product. Depending upon the circumstances, BJ’s could also be liable. Unlike most accident claims that are based on a theory of negligence, most product defect claims in Fort Lauderdale will be based on a theory of strict liability. In a strict liability case, the injured plaintiff does not need to prove that the defendant was negligent. Rather, the plaintiff only must prove that the defendant was linked to the product (in designing or manufacturing it, or sometimes in selling it, for example), and that the product caused an injury.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale BJs Personal Injury Attorney
Were you injured while shopping at a BJs? Did you sustain an injury after using a product you purchased at a BJs? You may be entitled to seek financial compensation by filing a BJs personal injury lawsuit. Our Fort Lauderdale BJs injury lawyers have more than three decades of experience serving clients in South Florida, and we can speak with you today about your options for getting started on a claim. Contact Boone & Davis for more information.