Can i get paid for this ,if so about how much
While all the facts would need to be explored and confirmed, yes, you should be able to recover payment for your injury (medical bills, lost time, pain and suffering, …). As far as the amount you would get, that is not something that can be assessed without getting into your medical records and a deeper understanding of your circumstances. You will need to arrange a consultation for the case to considered. The longer you continue without representation, the less likely any attorney will want to step in as the value could be compromised.
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Mr. Repay analyzed this pretty well. I would only add that all of these types of cases--slip and fall--hinge on notice of the defective/dangerous condition. You have to prove the store was aware there was a leak due to the roof being worked on, and failed to protect store customers from it.
I suggest you at least run the facts by a lawyer to see if you might have a case.
As to what you will get, that is up to whether you can prove notice, what your injury is, what treatment you have, and at least several dozen other factors. There is no one in the world who can tell you what your case is worth, or even if you have a case, at this stage, based solely on what you posted.
I have to concur with my colleague Mr Repay also. Sit down with a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. This is not something you can do yourself.
No attorney client relationship has been formed until you sign a representation agreement.
What they said:) You really need to get yourself an attorney. Hope you have done so.
I will evaluate your case for free. I can also refer you to an attorney to help you if I cannot help you. Disclaimer: Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice. It is merely intended to provide general information to aid the poster in finding answers to the problem posed. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. In most cases, it is best to contact an attorney directly to find answers to your problems.
I would also note, the open and obvious nature of the hazard needs to be assessed. This is a potential defense under Illinois Premises Liability Law. Hopefully you have photographs too. Consult with an attorney to determine the potential success of your claim.
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