I slipped in a mall in the regular pathway. I caught myself from falling using my right leg but now my knee hurts and I got transported to a nearby hospital to do an X-ray
It depends on several factors, but you need to contact a personal injury lawyer ASAP so they can determine whether you have a claim or not.
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Impossible to say. Where you injured, was this reported, any witnesses, how long did the condition exist? Contact local and qualified counsel.
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If you are injured then it is likely worth pursuing. If the hospital x-ray shows an injury and they have discussed with you that it appears to be "acute", ie caused by the fall rather than something that has been long lasting, then I would say you have a claim. Even if the x-ray is negative, if you continue to have pain, you may want to talk to an attorney and get a referral to a knee speicalist. The difficulty with slip and fall is proving the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. An attorney can get a copy of security video which may help your case. Good luck.
I'm assuming you reported it to the mall, right? If not, do so right away. If this turns out to be a real injury - as in a positive MRI if you ever get that far, you should retain qualified counsel to represent you. You probably should talk to a local personal injury attorney now and see what they suggest in Florida. If the problem is going to go away in a few weeks, I don't think an attorney would take the case. Best of luck.
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It may be worth pursuing, but more information will be need for an attorney to properly evaluate the case. Use the Find a Lawyer tab at the top to contact a personal injury attorney in your area for a free consultation. Good luck.
If you do not recover from the injury, it is worth pursuing. If you recover within a week or so, I would not bother. You could see a lawyer now to document your progress and the fact that you slipped. I do not think you should report the matter to the property owner yourself, as the statements you make may haunt you later in court.
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Under Florida law, it is difficult (but not impossible) to recover in a slip and fall due to a transitory foreign substance (i.e. water). If you have physical injuries it is probably a good idea to have an attorney do a free consultation of the facts and circumstances of your claim. Many factors can be helpful such as: did you see a cleaning person in the area, was it near a trash can where one can assume drinks will be thrown out, perhaps a planter? Contact a personal injury attorney near you as soon as possible and best of luck with your claim.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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