unfortunately i did not feel injured at the time of the fall so i did not report it to any one on campus.
if you can prove that the college is liable for your injuries, then you might consider filing a claim. You may need witness statements, video or photo evidence, or other evidence showing how the college was negligent. In addition, you have limited time to put public bodies on notice of a claim so make sure your notice is timely and proper. http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/30.275. I would suggest contacting a local personal injury attorney to discuss your potential claim in more detail - first consultations are usually free.
Respectfully, one would need additional information in order to answer the question. More specifically, it would be necessary to know why you fell (what caused the fall). Oregon law does not create absolute or strict liability on the part of landowners; generally stated (and assuming that you were a student at the time or otherwise qualified as an "invitee" of the college at the time of your accident), a landowner has a duty only to eliminate/protect from/warn of dangerous hazards that they actually knew or reasonably should have known of (prior to the accident). This duty probably does NOT extend to hazards that should be obvious, so to speak, such as a pothole in the middle of a sidewalk (unless the incident occurred in the evening and the hazard was not illuminated or barricaded off). If you can provide more detail in this regard I would be happy to comment further; I have successfully litigated fall accident claims, in Oregon.
Changing subjects, it would also be useful to know whether this was a public or a private college? If it was a public college, then you MUST provide appropriate, written "tort claim notice" to the college within 180 days of the accident or you will be legally barred from pursuing the claim (Oregon Revised Statute 30.275).
Immediately report it to the campus. It really depends why you fell. If there was some dangerous condition that casued you to fall, you may have a valid personal injury claim. However, if your inattention or negligence caused the fall, you wouldn't have a claim. Often times it is a combination of both, and you should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area to review the facts of the case in detail.
First, how bad are you hurt? If only minor injuries, a claim is not worth your time. Without reporting your claim or with not witnesses, you will have a difficult time with a claim. Also, if you fell at a state college, there may be specific steps you have to take wth a governmental agency unlike a claim against a private person or entity that make your claim even more difficult. If you have a seriour injury, contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
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