What to do if I tripped in a grocery store over a produce cart and bruised my legs?

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What to do if I tripped in a grocery store over a produce cart and bruised my legs?

One leg still has a small quarter size lump where it hit my leg on the cart. I have not seen doctor yet. Do I have any recourse legally (I didn’t report it to the store yet and it going on 3 weeks now)? If not, should I pursue it with the store to get the store to cover the costs to get it checked out, etc?

Asked on July 25, 2013 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not the store is liable is going to depend on whether it was negligent for a store employee to leave the produce cart where it was.  This is getting harder and harder to prove the longer you wait to report the incident to the store.  Yes, you should talk to the store as soon as possible about them covering your medical bills.


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