I was in a mall parking lot, while trying to avoid one big pothole, I ended up stepping into another one and twisted myself but did not fall. However, the parking lot was not properly cleared of snow or at the venue I was going to visit. I went to the ER where the took just X-rays and found no broken bones but I have pain in my back, hip and leg and it's hard to walk. I'm not sure if I can sue since I didn't fall. I also have several medical issues so I'm not sure if that will work against me.
Yes, can can sue for your injury, even though you did not fall, because the cause of the injury is considered as a fall even though you did not officially hit the ground. You should search on this site to find an attorney that you can consult with and give more details to, and keep apprised of your recovery. Your potential recovery in a lawsuit will depend on the extent of your injury and the pain and losses that you incur because of it.
Yes, however, these types of claims are VERY fact specific to each and every individual case. I suggest you get some photos of the scene, follow up with doctors as is medically appropriate, and speak to a local personal injury attorney in detail.
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