I slipped and fell in a grocery store because there was no wet floor sign. Should i get a lawyer?

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I slipped and fell in a grocery store because there was no wet floor sign. Should i get a lawyer?

I fell in a patch of water. They said water forms there every night, when that department cleans up at the end of the day. I dont spend every night there.  I asked them to put up a sign after I fell. At the time it felt like my back was on fire but I thought I was ok. Almost 2 weeks later back is still in pain; xrays were taken nothing is broken . The store’s management company has called and would like me to give them a “statement”.  Do i need a lawyer? I was SUPPOSED to begin work soon as a PCA for an elderly amputee BUT I cannot do it unless my back is better. So Ii may be out of a job. what do I do?

Asked on March 31, 2009 under Personal Injury, Massachusetts

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BP, Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The store seems to have been aware of the potential danger, but did nothing to address the situation.  You should definitely speak to a personal injury attorney in Massachusetts before giving a statement - especially since you sustained injuries.  Although your x-rays don't show any broken bones, it sounds as though you have soft tissue injuries which you can be compensated for.  Most personal injury attorneys in MA offer free consultations.  It might be worth the call.


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