What to do if I slipped and fell in a store and it now wants me to pay for all medical and send them bills after I am released?

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What to do if I slipped and fell in a store and it now wants me to pay for all medical and send them bills after I am released?

Then they’ll pay me directly. I don’t have the finances to pay for everything. Is there a statue of limitations. What if I have problems down the road. They said because I don’t have medical insurance that’s how they do it. Should I have filled out a injury report?

Asked on February 27, 2014 under Personal Injury, Oregon

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

In order for the store to actually pay your medical bills, they are going to want you to sign a release for them, releasing them from further liability.  You will need to sign this to get them to pay.  Then if you have problems down the road due to the fall, you will not be able to hold the store accountable for that.  You should meet with a personal injury attorney in your area.  Most will do a free initial consultation.


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