Hello, my name is Cynthia and just want to know if I have a case? Last night I was at Mirana's Grocery store and I slipped and fell. A customer came up to me and said he had a few pictures of the grapes that I slipped on as he did it before they cleaned it up. I injured my left elbow, left shoulder, and now I am experiencing pain in my lower back and left hip. I asked about calling for a ambulance but they denied me, reason why as it wasn't the second that it happened but yet I was filling out their paper work when I asked to get medical attention. They replied by saying I needed to call them myself. Thanks
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You probably have a case. Businesses have a duty operate in a way that does not create unnecessary hazards, and fruit littering the floor is a classic example of failing in that duty. I suggest that you meet with a personal injury attorney to go over all the details because there are certainly more details that are important to your question.
This is a general answer and is not intended to be legal advice. Any person with a legal issue, or who may have a legal issue, should contact an attorney who is licensed in the jurisdiction related to the issue for legal advice immediately.
You probably have a case, but there is a question as to whether it is worth pursuing. If you don't have medical insurance you can only get treated on a lien basis and even if you to an emergency room the hospital and the emergency room doctor will lien your case. If you have medical insurance most likely your insurance will have a lien but they will usually get big enough discounts that their lien won't be a deal breaker. But companies fight slips and falls cases so unless you have a serious injury some attorneys will not be interested. Your description of your pain is both consistent with a serious injury and one that will heal relatively quickly so it is hard to know at this time how significant your claim is. You av a two year statute of limitations to file suit but most good attorneys would want to be hired MUCH EARLIER than that. Finally, the longer medical treatment is delayed, the more difficult your claims becomes.
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