I fell in the ladies restroom in a restaurant n have a fracture pinky n sprained wrist n lumps on my knees from the fall and in a lot of pain
If you failed to report the fall when it happened, you need to do so now. You also need photos of the area in which you fell. You don't state what you fell on, but assuming a dangerous condition existed in the restroom, a lawyer may can help you.
Best to talk to a personal injury attorney right away so they can work quickly and maybe preserve evidence and walk you through what to do.
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Keep in mind it is not the restaurant's obligation to pay your medical bills just because you fell on their property. You have to be able to present evidence that there was an unreasonably dangerous condition that the restaurant knew about before your fall but didn't warn you or make it safe, or prove the condition had existed long enough that even if the restaurant didn't know about it before your fall, through a reasonable inspection they should have found it and taken care of it. Slip-and-fall claims are very fact specific.
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On one hand you should seek a lawyer. On the other hand you did not state how you came to slip and fall. Was there something on the floor? Was there a puddle on the floor? Was there a sign up? Or did you simply miss step and your heel of your shoe slipped on the tile and you came to fracture your pinky and Fall on Your Knees because of your shoes? The reason I ask this is because some of our panel discussed the liability of tile floors and stiletto heels. So without knowing the details of how you came to slip and fall it's hard to give you an accurate answer. However if you're just trying to get compensation for the medical bills you're out with your broken pinky finger and bumps on your knees then perhaps it's a small enough issue that the manager or owner of the restaurant will gracefully remunerate. However By offering you renumeration they are admitting to some fault or liability so again without knowing details it's difficult to give you an accurate answer.
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Typically, in an ideal situation, you figure out why you fell and you take pictures of the cause so that you have proof. Generally, it is not enough that you fall....you must prove that the restaurant owner was negligent...ie acted wrongfully. Then, after taking photos, you report the accident to the owner or manager so that a report is filled out. Then, you go to the hospital to care for your injuries. Then, you see an attorney. You can always set up an appointment with an attorney now, it is free.
These are complicated. We lawyers don't charge anything to you just to investigate and consult.
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