I sustained severe soft tissue damage to my right hand on 10/5/12 after tripping over a step at home. Xrays showed no broken bones, but the pain, swelling, & weakness persisted for months. Saw my primary care P.A. 1/28/13 at 11am to resolve this & she referred me to P.T. Went to Home Depot immediately after and slipped in a puddle around the floor drain. Fell backwards, instinctively extending my right hand back to brace for the impact, and landed directly on the injured portion of my hand. Swelling had visibly increased by the time the manager showed up to take a report. H.D legal contacted me a few days ago to negotiate a settlement. I'm not looking for a large sum, but my insurance only covers 10 PT visits/year. What's fair compensation in this case?Thank you all for your responses. Very informative, but completely overwhelming! With so many attorneys in San Diego County, it would be helpful to know how to narrow down the choices of whom to contact first. For example: It would be great to find a personal injury attorney with a long list of successful settlements with Home Depot.
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