You have a tough case. In Texas, a premises liability plaintiff bears the burden of proving prove the existence of a dangerous condition; that Wal-Mart knew about it or should have known about; and, that Wal-Mart had sufficient time to remedy the situation and failed to do so. Assuming the facts can be established to avoid dismissal, you must convince a jury that you were 50% or less at fault. Also, eight days passing without medical treatment is hard to sell to a jury. A tenacious lawyer can file suit to obtain surveillance video. If you intend to make a claim, hire a lawyer immediately. Good luck.
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Welcome to Walmart. That is how they handle their claims. Slip and fall cases are tough liability cases. You need to retain a local personal injury attorney. I am sure you will get some answers from attorneys in your area that can help. Good luck to you.
I am sorry to hear about your experience at Walmart but, sad to say, it is typical. Call some personal injury attorneys in your area for a free consultation. If you filed the report and Walmart accepts fault, then the value of your personal injury claim will be based on how serious your injury is. In order for Walmart to admit fault, your attorney would need to prove that Walmart had time to discover the water and clean it up before you fell. You should obtain medical treatment if you feel pain regardless of whether or not you have a claim. If you have health insurance they will pay for it.
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Call some board certified personal injury lawyers in Austin. You should be able to find someone.
This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.
Consult a local personal injury attorney ASAP
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
I agree with the other responding lawyers who have said that you have what sounds like a tough case, but you should nevertheless consult a lawyer right away. Claims like yours do not age well.
I suggest the you promptly consult an Austin plaintiffs' lawyer who is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A link to the Board's website appears below.
I would contact an attorney and discuss your options.
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