should the library pay for my medical bill

I was in the parking lot going into the library and I notice the pothole in the pavement and end up spraining my foot. I got back to doc tommorow they believed I have fractured my foot. I didnt do a incident report. I told a librarian what happen to me and i told him I dont know if you have to tell someone but I wanted to someone here to know what happen to me

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

R.S.T., Member, NY Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's good that you reported it to the librarian after it happened.  Did you get that person's name? Can you describe that person? If you walked into the library today could you find him and get his name? Maybe then you could file a formal written report and have him be a witness to the fact that you told him right after you originally got injured. I would see a lawyer bc maybe the library should also pay for your pain and suffering and not just the medical bill. You may be entitled to sue.

R.S.T., Member, NY Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's good that you reported it to the librarian after it happened.  Did you get that person's name? Can you describe that person? If you walked into the library today could you find him and get his name? Maybe then you could file a formal written report and have him be a witness to the fact that you told him right after you originally got injured. I would see a lawyer bc maybe the library should also pay for your pain and suffering and not just the medical bill. You may be entitled to sue.


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