Yes, you may sue in small claims court up to the jurisdictional limit. You will need to prove legal fault. Without medical proof your case is probably quite limited. Why haven't you visited an emergency room?
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Though he is from another jurisdiction, I agree with Mr Adams. Your case has very limited value but if you sue for a few hundred dollars, they may reason that it is cheaper to pay you than to hire a lawyer to fight you.
Although I don't practice there, from what I know about Wal-Mart, they will fight you. I would not count on a quick settlement from them. I would not be surprised in the least if they showed up at small claims court with legal counsel to oppose you. At a minimum, you should be prepared for this. You may want to hire an attorney to help you with your case.
If it turns out you have a more serious injury than a bruise, get a local personal injury lawyer to investigate.
In a personal injury claim no matter what court your in you must prove damages. Without going to a Doctor and the fact that your injury is a bruise this case has little to no value.
Every case and set of circumstances is different. I will try my best to answer your question based on the information provided but do not guarantee the advice and any results.
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