Important that you retain an attorney and a human factors or industry expert who can testify that the condition that caused the fall was an unreasonable hazard.
So sorry to read of your injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area immediately. Do not speak to anyone associated with U-Haul. Let your counsel do the talking for you.
I am concerned that so much time has passed! Talk to someone TODAY!!
Good look in your recovery and with your claim.
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Sorry for your injury. The 'good' news is, assuming your incident occurred in NY, is that your time to file a lawsuit has not expired. The 'bad' news is, assuming you do not have proper proof of the incident, is the delay may make proceeding exceedingly impossible. Do now what you should have done then, contact qualified personal injury counsel in the locale of where this occurred. Good luck.
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As Mr. Adams states, your best option is to get yourself to an attorney in your area right away to discuss a potential claim.
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I agree with my colleagues. Seek an experienced personal injury attorney asap and let him or her handle the rest. Many attorneys, such as myself, offer free 30 minute consultations. Good luck.
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If you wish to pursue a claim for your injuries, apparently the statute of limitations will not be a problem in your state. You do need to get a personal injury attorney to review your case and I would do so immediately. Most personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Talk to a couple of local area personal injury attorneys and retain one who is experienced and you feel comfortable with. Sorry to hear about your injuries and hope you will get better. Best of luck.
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It is a 3 year statute of limitations so speak with a personal injury lawyer.
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You do not state in your question enough details about your trip and fall in order for me to evaluate the liability issue. However you do have a substantial injury. Your claim is still timely so I suggest you contact a local personal injury attorney at once. You may have a good case, and perhaps, a substantial one.
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Shocking that the u haul rep thinks you have no case. OF course he doesn't. Surprised he didn't offer you a deminimus amount to get you to sign a release. Do you have photos showing the condition that caused you to fall? Ae there witnesses?
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You should contact an attorney in your area that specializes in personal injury law as you may have a case against U Haul depending on who placed the hitch on the ground, where it was located and how long it was there.
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My law partner could process this case for you - and never take the word of the person you are going to use that you have no case.
In my opinion, the facts you describe do establish U-Haul's negligence. Therefore, it seems to me that you do have a good personal injury case against U-Haul. I would like to discuss with you the details of how the accident occurred, and where it occurred.
Of course, photographs of the hitch that you fell over would be great, especially if the photos show the hitch on the floor in the location where it was when you tripped over it. If not, I think we will be able to prove the case anyway.
Similarly, a witness to the accident would be really helpful, although not critical.
PS: I am currently representing another client in a negligence case against U-Haul.
Since the accident occurred in 2011, it is important that you discuss your case with, and hire an experienced personal injury lawyer promptly New York personal injury lawyers charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of the net amount recovered.. Therefore, it is certainly in your best interests to hire an accident lawyer to represent you in this serious case.
The other attorneys are correct that you should never trust the potential defendant's statement that they are not responsible for your accident.
You should consult with a NY personal injury attorney right away. The claim is timely if commenced within 3 years of your accident. The fact that you filed a report with UHaul is crucial. The liability determination will result in an allocation of who caused you to fall based upon comparative negligence(ie. 50/50 ). Assuming your subsequent medical providers will link your need for the serious medical issues you have endured with the UHaul event,you may very well have a claim with substantial merit.
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