I had a slip and fall entering Walmart, developed large hematoma on hip along with back pain and now have a limp. Have not lost time from work (due to strong work ethic) but saw MD x 3 and now getting PT during work hours. Incident occurred 1-1-19, I am expecting a call today whether Walmart plans to cover my medical bills.
Just because you fell does not necessarily mean that Walmart is liable for your injuries...you’d have to prove that Walmart was on notice of a dangerous condition and failed to correct it. Traditionally, slip and fall cases are hard to prove.
If Walmart is not liable, then Walmart is not responsible for your bills. An experienced attorney will be able to investigate whether you have a viable claim.
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I think it is very important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible. It will be necessary to review the entire situation and evidence surrounding the fall. Please jot down all names of witnesses now. If you don’t know the full name just jot down what you remember and a description of the person. Your injuries do sound severe at this point. Keep tract of your losses.
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In slip & fall cases, the questions that come between you and a successful resolution with the property owner/operator are many.
- What caused you to fall?
- What caused the condition that caused you to fall?
- Did you see it before you stepped in it?
- Was that condition known to the store, or reasonably knowable?
These questions may seem simple, but they are not. You need to seek the advice of an attorney immediately. No attorney will charge you to seek their counsel for a case like this. But you need to do it before talking to Wal-mart again.
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