Do I have a case against a salon for negligence?

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Do I have a case against a salon for negligence?

I went to a salon for a quick color rinse and was but 14 days later I have almost no hair left on my scalp. My hair is falling out by the handful. I went back to the salon to inquire on them offering me a hair treatment or at least giving me an idea of where they went wrong and they claimed they never saw me before and didn’t speak English. I left my contact information and I got a threatening phone call recently from the

Asked on May 24, 2017 under Personal Injury, New York


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Prior to filing a lawsuit for negligence against the salon, it may be possible to settle the case with the salon's insurance carrier.
Obtain the insurance information from the salon.  Notify the 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, obtain your medical bills, medical reports and if applicable, documentation of wage loss.  Your personal injury claim filed with the salon's insurance carrier should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.  The medical reports will document 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 salon's insurance carrier, NO lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the salon's insurance carrier, reject the settlement offers and file a lawsuit for negligence against the salon.
If the case is NOT settled, your lawsuit for negligence against the salon 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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