If I fell down some stairs at my yoga studio 2 weeks ago, will I be able to sue or get some money out of it or is it too late?

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If I fell down some stairs at my yoga studio 2 weeks ago, will I be able to sue or get some money out of it or is it too late?

No one saw me and I didn’t report it to the studio but come the next day I went to urgent care and found out I fractured my foot and was not able to go to work for 2 weeks.

Asked on August 24, 2015 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

A business, including a yoga studio, is not the insurer for its clients or customers that is, it is not responsible to pay for their injuries or medical costs unless the business is at fault in some way. You write that you fell down the stairs why did you fall? If you fell because a stair was loose, or carpeting on the stair was torn and ragged, etc., then the business which is responsible for the stair maintenance which could be either the studio or its landlord may be liable, or financially responsible for your injury, such as for lost wages and/or medical costs. In this case, you may have a viable lawsuit. But if you tripped or fell without the studio or landlord being at fault in any way, they would not be liable--liability, in slip-and-fall cases, depends on fault.


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