My wife tripped and fell in a mall parking lot on an uneven parking lot /sidewalk transition She suffered a concussion and required seven stitches above her eye from a plastic surgeon (as directed by the emergency room). A report was taken by the mall security team. My wife has missed three weeks of work, broke her glasses and has had several doctor's appointments for headaches. Who is responsible for the medical damages?
You have described a potential personal injury - negligence case. The property's owner, lessor, lessee, manager and/or controlling agent is potentially responsible for medical damages, out of pocket expenses, pain, suffering, etc. Best suggestion is to immediately consult with a local personal injury lawyer. Best of luck.
I am so sorry to hear about your wife's injuries and loss of time at work. The potential responsible party would be the owner/management agency of the mall. You need to consult with an experienced Personal Injury attorney in your area as soon as possible. Good luck to you! G
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If there was negligence on the part of the owner, your wife may have a claim. You should consult with a local attorney. Also, the owner of the lot may have a medpay policy which would cover medical costs on a no fault basis. Your wife should find out if there is a medpay policy. Again, an attorney can do this for you.
Who is responsible? Depends on who you ask. Ask a personal injury attorney and the answer if the landlord. Ask a defense attorney and they will say your wife. Go see a local personal injury attorney and see what they think of this case. Good luck.
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Many businesses have insurance which includes a no-fault medical expense component, meaning your medical expenses may be covered without a showing of negligence by the property owner. You should contact the risk manager/claims adjuster about making a claim for payment under this portion of the insurance policy. Additionally, she may have a negligence claim against the owner/tenant/manager of the property. Damages, including for pain and suffering and wage loss can be recovered if negligence is demonstrated. You should consult with an attorney and it would be helpful to take pictures of the transition where the injury occurred.
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