Unfortunately, you did not say how or why you fell, so it is impossible to tell whether you have a claim or whether you need a lawyer. I would suggest you contact a slip and fall lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics. Good luck.
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I am litigating against Wal-Mart in a very similar case right now. You need
an attorney refer you to doctors for medical treatment. I'm assuming you
lack health insurance and that is why treatment has been delayed. Please
call my office this afternoon.
Aaron Marks, Esq.
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Whether you can make a successful claim against Walmart will depend on several factors, the most important being: What made you fall? Unless there was a dangerous, hazzardous, or defective condition that made you fall, the landowner will not be liable in a case like this, and might not be even if the condition existed.
you would also have to show that the landowner had notice of the condition and a chance to fix it or clean it up before you got hurt
you should speak to a local attorney and make sure you have the answers to these questions when you meet with him.
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While we don't know how you fell, and therefore are unable to guide you regarding liability, regardless of fault, please be aware that there may be medical-payment coverage available that pays at least a portion of your medical expenses regardless of liability. I would urge you to discuss this matter with a local personal injury lawyer promptly.
Walmart does not have medical payments coverage.(not in Alabama) They are self insured. Claims Management will call you and take a recorded interview. They are not on your side. They are recording you so that they can get enough infomation to deny your claim. Do not give a statement without an attorney. Get whatever treatment you can afford, or see if your attorney can help.
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You would want to retain a personal injury lawyer in your state to investigate whether there was negligence on their part. I have settled probably 6 dozen claims, and they have always settled, so I would be optimistic. Good luck.
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Over the past 15 years or so, Texas law has really made it very difficult to prevail in a premises liability case. From your description, I cannot tell if you have a good case or not. If you fell due to some random spill on a shopping isle, those are very difficult (if not impossible) cases to win. If you fell due to some defect in the flooring, a water leak, or a freshly mopped floor (where there was no warning signs), your case looks a little bit better.
Furthermore, without knowing the full extent of your injury, it would hard to evaluate your case. Since premises liability cases are so risky and time-consuming for the lawyer, they usually cannot justify taking them unless there is a serious injury involved.
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As many of my colleagues before have stated, we would need some additional information to give an educated opinion on your case. But I would suggest you contact an attorney in your area anyways. Feel free to give me a call and I can point you in the right direction. I have several friends in that area that I'm sure could help you out. My information can be found on my profile.
You should consult an attorney in Texas to see if the attorney can help you.
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