Hi Karen...so sorry about your fall. I have a friend still in debate with her attorney about a fall in a casino. There was water leaking from a toilet in the restroom...she slipped and broke her hip and elbow. The casino administrator took pictures of the bruises and lumps...unfortunately the real pain did not set in until the next day and my friend, who is a nurse practitioner, went to work! Anyway, they used this against her saying that her waiting to get treatment(less than a day later) made the condition worse and furthermore discovered she had a previous break in her elbow 15 years ago from a fall roller blading. Apparently, this is a reason to not pay for damages...a previous injury in the same arm. And...even though there were no signs warning about the water, the casino was not sited as being negligent as it seems this toilet had never leaked before and was fixed immediately. It has cost her a fortune so far...nerve blocks etc.
It seem unfair doesn't it...that someone gets a million dollars for spilling hot coffee in her lap(at McDonalds) and someone falls on a wet floor and nothing but an insult to your disability!
Post Edited (Frances_2008) : 5/29/2010 10:22:25 AM (GMT-6)