Slip and Fall Accident Injuries...

by Karen
(Tulare, CA)

While walking down the isle at a large food wholesale store I slipped and fell on soup spilled on the floor. I had a lower back strain, neck strain and a bruised right knee. I think that the store or the person who handles the samples at the store is responsible and should pay my bills at the least.

I just talked to the store's insurance and they stated that the store had done a walk through and soup was not there at 4:30 pm. My fall happened about 10 min later. So the insurance denied my claim. Is there anything I can do?

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ANSWER for "Slip and Fall Accident Injuries...":

Karen (Tulare, CA):

A denied claim is unfortunate, but not the end of the road. You can still file a civil suit against the owners of the store in which you fell. Preliminarily, you can also send a letter to the store only directly asking for paying for your medical expenses.

You should know that civil cases can be very expensive and in addition to the filing fee (a few hundred dollars or less), there is extensive legal pleadings and discovery that always occur with civil lawsuits. If you are prepared to expend the time and resources, it may be worth your while.

If you have great insurance coverage and you are feeling better, I might consider getting the necessary treatment for the injury and moving on.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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