I was at retail store when a heavy sharp item fell and hit me on the head. (felt like a brick)
my injuries are a very black Eye and concusion.
In fact, I never even sought medical care because there is no treatment for this injury. There is an accident report and I have photos of black eye and the sharp heavy item.
I also know the claim is not really dramtic enough for an attorney to bother taking. but I believe I do deserve some type of compension even if it is minimal.
First thing you should do is consult with a personal injury attorney in Tampa. Most will offer a free initial consultation. If you decide to retain an attorney on a contingent fee basis be prepared to pay 1/3 of any settlement for fees the attorney to invest their time and energy in your claim. You will also be responsible for the costs incurred.
Without medical care, the value of your claim is likely diminished. t is important to document and determine the extent of injuries early on. Without an attorney,you can expect to be presented with a lowball offer that likely do not have the expertise to evaluate for fairness.
Who says a concussion is a minor injury?You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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