I was leaving Wal-Mart, and I slipped and fell in a puddle of brown liquid in front of the ice maker. This is not an area that I'm sure Wal-Mart cares for. What needs to happen now? Should i worry about filing a law suit?
I am not sure what you are asking. If you fell on Walmart property, you should have immediately gone to the customer service counter and made a report. Then you should have immediately sought medical care if you were injured. If you were not injured, there is no possible recovery, anyway.
If you were injured, you should seek the advice of a local personal injury attorney. It is very unlikely that you need to file a lawsuit as the matter could probably be resolved by claim. It is imperative that you not wait to get medical care or to consult an attorney. Any delay in seeking medical care is a huge red flag will cause the claim to be summarily denied.
Slip and fall (premises liability) cases are among the toughest to prove. One must show the store either knew or reasonably should have known about the defective condition, substance etc. AND that the person who fell was not aware of it (otherwise, it's an "open and obvious" danger).
Wal-Mart in particular defends these cases rather aggressively. If you have any hope of receiving compensation, get a lawyer immediately.
Ideally, you should always make out a written report, photograph where you fell, and get medical treatment immediately. Whatever you do, make sure you consult with a lawyer as soon as you can and get treated if you are in pain.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
I agree with Mr. Hoffman's advice.
You didn't disclose whether you were hurt. If you weren't hurt, there is nothing to do. If you have been hurt, seek medical attention immediately. After seeking medical attention, consult a local personal injury lawyer.
Slip and fall cases are challenging and Wal-Mart is not known for it's generosity. A local personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you.
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