My wife slipped on a wet floor entering a Walmart and caused a serious soft tissue injury to her left foot. This injury happened in Pa. while we were on vacation. We live in Va. We are unsure how to proceed. Walmart is absolutely responsible as the immediately put out rugs after my wife fell.
You need to hire an attorney to handle your claim. As Walmart does business everywhere, your attorney will be able to get jurisdiction in Virginia. I hope you took some photos of the wet spot and the rug placed afterwards.
Immediately schedule a sit-down consultation with a reputable personal injury lawyer in your area. Given that Walmart does business in all 50 states, your lawyer should be able to assert jurisdiction in VA.
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You. didn't ask a question, not really sure what you want to know. Your wife should see a personal injury attorney ASAP. For what it's worth, Walmart's actions after she slipped and fell do not necessarily mean they are at fault. Other factors such as what Walmart knew and when they knew it are far more critical. Do not speak to anyone from Walmart until you have spoken to a slip and fall attorney.
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