Is there a question somewhere? These are fairly common cases (store displays that fall and cause a injury). You should contact a local personal injury attorney. However, from your facts I wouldn't have high monetary expectations. Also, playing devil's advocate, why exactly did you have to squeeze between the ladder and the tire display? There was no way around? Ohio is a modified comparative negligence state. This means, if you are determined to be 51% at fault for the accident you will be barred from recovery. If you negligence is determined to be 50% or less of the cause then any damages will be set off by that percentage (i.e. medical bills = $1,000, Walmart 70% responsible, you will only get $700).
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I believe you have a valid personal injury claim. In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
At this point, it is important for you to document your injuries and the amount of money you are spending on treating those injuries. This will help ensure adequate recovery.
A place of business has a duty to its customers to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition, inspect for hazards and correct known hazards. An injury attorney can prove to Wal-Mart that they breached their duty of care (violated safety rules) and therefore you should be compensated for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
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You do have a case that you can bring. It is hard to tell how much your case is worth. Talk to an attorney before you give your recorded statement to Walmart. They tape record you to help their case, not you.
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