"I didn't have any immediate injuries, nor any serious injuries afterwards." Then you have no damages, and it is not an opportunity to get a big check, if that is really what you are asking.
If you were not injured what is the basis for a lawsuit?
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While the facts as you presented them could be indicative of a negligence claim against the store, one vital component to any injury claim is obviously the injury, or damages. In this case, you indicated you did not have any injuries. If you were injured, obviously you should see a doctor. However, without having seen a doctor, it will be difficult to document any injuries you may have sustained or are suffering from now.
Thankfully, you're ok
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You did not post whether you were injured. Avvo has a terrific "find a lawyer" tool to locate a top-rated Avvo attorney (10) with a LOW contingency fee. Good luck.
Either you were injured or you weren't. If not, forget it. If so, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, but don;t expect the question of fault to be open and shut.
If you fell and haven't had any injuries, what are you going to sue for? You bring a lawsuit to recover for your injuries and damages. No injuries, no lawsuit...
Without knowing more as far as the facts and circumstances no attorney on this forum can tell you if you can sue for falling on snow and ice. You don't indicate where or how this occurred, or who you consider to be responsible for your fall. What you can do is consult with a personal injury attorney to assist you who can investigate and give you guidance as to how to proceed. Personal injury attorneys typically handle cases on a contingency fee basis and give free consultations. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area. Best of luck to you...
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If you do not have any injuries why would you make any claim? In this circumstance what do you think you are entitled to? I'm not sure how this would work? The law tries to put a person back to the same position they would have been had they not been injured. The law attempts to quantify in dollars the value of a loss. So in your case yu stand in front of a jury and say: This store was negligent. They admit it. They are 100 percent at fault. I was not hurt. This is wrong and you are obligated to compensate me for what I lost and how this negligence has made an impact on my life. You are obligated to enter a verdict for my losses--a figure that is fair, reasonable and adequate for what I lost. If you were on that jury what number would you assign that would approximate your losses???
Also remember you are in a Republican, T-people, Fox News watching state that voted for Mitt Romney by over 50 percent. Good luck finding a jury that would have any consideration for someone who was actually hurt by the negligence of some other person or company.
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First, your determination that the store was "100%" at fault is probably incorrect as there are many legal requirements to be satisfied in order to pursue a "slip and fall" case in Georgia, besides the fact that you may have done nothing wrong. The length of time the puddle was there, whether the store reasonably should have known about it, whether the store had an adequate fall prevention protocol and was it followed, should/could you have seen the puddle and avoided it, and other legal elements must be proven in order to recover in a Ga. Slip and fall case, not to mention the most important element, which is whether you were injured or not. Since you were not inured, what would you sue for?
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To have a claim you have to (1) prove negligence (which is possibly shown but not definitive in your post), (2) show injuries (you have said you have none). With no injuries there is no case. Note also that in waiting a month to see a lawyer, vital evidence may have been destroyed (like store security video). Additionally, in posting details on the internet here (the store, the date and that you were not hurt) you have created their defense by saying you were not hurt where they may locate the post.
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