Published at April 10, 2014 by administrator.
I remember the fall and its aftermath. I remember the pain, the period of recuperation and my time out of work. I also remember how the case was resolved. With the help of a personal injury attorney I filed a lawsuit and I won!
The accident occurred as I was walking in the local auto parts store. I remember stepping in what I thought was only a film of water. The next thing I remember is looking up at the world from the floor. The pain was excruciating and prolonged.
My doctor informed me that I had suffered a herniated disk in my back as a result of a twisting injury. I was confined to bed at home, unable to work or even do household chores. The medical bills were piling up and my insurance did not provide full coverage.
However, the negligence would have to be proven in court for the case to be successful. My attorney investigated the case and found that the floor in the store was uneven, which led to the accumulation of water.
I never noticed the depth of the water or the condition of the floor before I fell. My attorney noted that I may not have had a valid case had I been running or doing something reckless. It was also necessary to determine who was most culpable for damages, the owner of the business or the owner of the building in which the store was located. My attorney needed to get to the bottom of these issues before ever taking the case before a jury.
I had actually been offered a settlement from the insurance company representing the plaintiff. However, my attorney advised me to refuse the offer because it was not sufficient when considering seriousness of the injury I had suffered. In addition to the compensation needed to pay my medical bills, I was able to seek damages for lost wages and for the emotional pain related to the injury. The case went to court, and I won! However, it would never have been possible without the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
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