smashed fingers at chiropractors

i saw my chiropractor today i stood on the table face down and grabed the bar the table lowered and smashed my fingers since i could not see to grab on was is her responsibility to check before lowering the table

Asked on June 2, 2009 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

This is a tricky situation, however, we this is the United States and you can pretty much sue for just about anything.  In this case, i would sy that the chiro had a duty of care to adjust the table and make sure it was safe for you.  After, all, if you were at the chiro's office and it was their table, I would say that it is reasonable for the chiro to assist you.  As a result of the failure of the chiro to assist you, you were injured- that spells negligence.  If you do not care that the chiro will no longer see you, then file a claim and see what compensation the insurance company will give you.  I suggest hiring a lawyer to assist you.


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