Hard to make these kind of predictions but you should contact a good personal injury lawyer near you.
Slip and fall liability analysis requires looking at all of the facts and circumstances and application of the law in which no case is a 'slam dunk' and no premesis owner is liable without negligent conduct. Where causally related damages are significant, then the case merits further effort. No serious attorney can 'give odds'. Instead, law has to be applied to all significant facts. Here's why: BLUE LINK BELOW
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You may have a good claim. A lot more facts need to be known and analyzed. Consult with a local personal injury attorney ASAP.
I think you have an excellent chance of winning pain and suffering.
Now, the dealership will also have to pay for you medical expenses. You in turn will take the medical expenses money you receive from the dealership and repay your insurance companies. So the extent of your medical expenses are still relevant. In addition, the extent of your medical expenses also indicate to some degree who badly you were hurt.
If you have any further questions about your situation, get in contact with me. Whether you employ me or not, I probably have some ideas and information that you will find helpful.
If you want to discuss this further with me, send me a note. Attorney Jere Franklin Ownby JOwnby@OwnbyLawFirm.com 865-633-6633
In Tennessee you must prove two things to recover in a premisis liability case. 1) You must prove that the defendant or property owner had notice of the unsafe condition, or that they created it. 2) Next you must show that the defendant was negligent or careless in allowing the unsafe condition to exist on their property.
The fact that other employees were making those statements probably satisfies the notice requirement and if in fact those statements are true, that evidence will go along way in proving the negligence.
You must then establish your damages, these include pain and suffering, as you mentioned, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, lost wages and permanent impairment. Also you can recover for those damages you are reasonably certain to incur in the future.
Insurance companies typically do not settle this type of case quickly, so you will likely need an experienced lawyer.
Feel free to contact our office if we can be of further assistance.
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