I was eating dinner at a Bar and Grill. When I was leaving out the doors, I literally took 3 or 4 steps and fell breaking my leg/ankle in 3 places and had surgery. It has been quite painful and I cannot work and make money for Christmas. I need some advice as to what to do.
I have pictures if needed. I got someone to help me to my car and from there I drove to the hospital. I had no alcohol either. What do you think I should do?
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ANSWER for "Broken Leg at a Bar and Grill...":
Slip and fall accidents are difficult because you need to prove that there is some negligence or liability on the part of the bar owner. Premises owners have a duty to regularly inspect and make patrons aware of any known dangers and hazards.
When you exited the building, was there a "danger" or "hazardous" condition that you noticed? Unfortunately, property owners are not always liable when people fall unless there was a reason, attributed to the property owner's negligence. You will not know whether they are accepting liability however, unless you submit a claim.
The best thing to do is advise the bar and grill that you were injured and intend to submit a claim. Ask for their insurance information as the insurance company would be the ones responsible for the pay-out.
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