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Went Ito a bathroom at a business and when I went to wash my hands I slipped
hitting my head and cut it open the floor was slippery as a result I got a concussion
and have had headaches and been lightheaded
Asked on July 12, 2016 under Personal Injury, New Hampshire
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
You should contact the insurance carrier for the business and inform that insurance carrier in writing that you will be filing a personal injury claim.
When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor or are declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary, which means having reached a point in your medical treatment where no further improvement is anticipated, obtain your medical bills, medical reports and documentation of wage loss. Your personal injury claim filed with the business' insurance carrier should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. The medical reports will document the nature and extent of your injury and will be used to determine compensation for pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If the case is settled with the business' insurance carrier, NO lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the insurance carrier, reject the settlement offers and file a lawsuit for negligence against the business.
If the case is NOT settled, your lawsuit for negligence against the business must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.
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