I was walking into a store and tripped in a pothole that was decent size. I injured my ankle and busted up my knees and hands from trying to prevent injury to my stomach and baby. Should I make a negligence claim against the store?
As the others have said, definitely get a lawyer, as premises liability cases are the toughest to prove and you have the additional issue of a potentially complicated pregnancy or birth. Either way, get a lawyer.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
First, and most important of all take care of your health right now and worry about claims later. Let's hope that the baby is o.k. You may be able to make a claim against the store or the landowner. I suggest that once your pregnancy is over, you contact a local attorney asap. In the meantime, if possible, have someone take photographs of the pothole and also of you if there are any scrapes or bruises. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time and that you have an uneventful blessed event.
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