I FELL YESTERDAY AT THE GROCERY STORE AND THEY DIDNT WANT TO SEND ME TO THE DOCTOR SO I WENT ON MY OWN .WHAT CAN I DO NOW ?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Ontario, CA

THE FLOOR IS ALWAYS WENT BECAUSE THE FREEZERS THERE ALWAYS LEAKING WATER. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR THEM TO PAY FOR MY MEDICAL BILLS?

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  1. Steven Ronald Kuhn

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    Answered . You need to get an attorney who is experienced in slip and fall cases to assist you. You need to take pictures of the leaking freezer before they fix it. Make sure you go to reputable doctors to treat your injuries. The store is not required to send you to a doctor so you need to do it on your own.

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  2. Hee Joong Kim

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    Answered . Retain a local attorney to help you file a claim against the grocery store. Otherwise contact the store manager and obtain their insurance information so you can make your own claim. If they deny your claim you will need to file a lawsuit if you want them to pay for your medical bills. In case this happens, it is almost always better if you had an attorney from the beginning that handled your claim...

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  3. Frank Marvin Nunes

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    Answered . Gather your medical bills and mail copies to the grocery store's manager with a letter to turn them over to the store's liability insurer. Since the fall happened yesterday you may not know how badly you were hurt so you may want to wait until your doctor releases you from care. Once that happens you should first met with an experienced attorney in your area to see if you need a lawyer to handle your case. If you can't settle the claim without a lawsuit, you must file a lawsuit against the responsible parties before the second anniversary of your fall to portect your rights.

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  4. Norman Gregory Fernandez

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    Answered . You need to consult with an attorney ASAP. My firm handles slip and fall cases in Ontario and all over California. You may call us for a free consultation at 800-816-1529 x.1.

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    Answered . Retain a personal injury lawyer in your country.

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    Answered . You should retain an experienced slip and fall attorney right away. You need to send them a letter to give them notice of the incident as well as a written request to preserve all the evidence surrounding the incident, including surveillance footage capturing the fall, if any.

    Meanwhile, if you are hurt, you should get yourself checked.

    If you need help, contact our office, we may be able to help you. You don't need to come to our office, I can meet you somewhere closer to you.

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    Answered . Some unethical business owners try their darndest to avoid responsibility for their actions. Fortunately, California has plenty of lawyers to force them to do what they should do on their own. However, the way to force them is often to sue them in court, something that requires a lawyer to get the best results.

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  8. Loc Hoang Pham

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    Answered . The grocery store can always deny liability. Why would they want to give away free money?? Bottom line is that you need an aggressive and experienced attorney to ensure all your interests are protected. If you have any further questions at all, feel free to call our office for a free consultation. 714-282-9000. Good luck!

  9. Michael Shemtoub

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    Answered . You need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney ASAP.
    Good Luck
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  10. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . 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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  11. Howard Robert Roitman

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    Answered . The others have told you what you need to know.

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