Q: does this sound like a personal injury CASE to you?
An automatic-opening handicap door opened with force and velocity, when I pushed the button for it to open. As a result, I ended up falling backwards onto the cement sidewalk, where my head hit the sidewalk, resulting in a large, painful bump to my head. Police were called and wrote a report, including photos; I have a copy of this.(Odd that while investigating and photographing the accident scene--mainly the bank's middle front door that I stated was the cause of the painful head-meets-cement fall, I saw no one push the button on the handicap door to see for themselves the force and speed with which it opens!) I accepted the invitation for a ride to the hospital from the ambulance which had also been called to the scene. (I have a copy of the emergency room doctor's notes, too.) The ambulance ride was $100, and the hospital's bill was nearly $2,500. And besides the bills: What price for my personal pain and ANGST for hurting and being thrown to the sidewalk in the first place?
A: Yes, this could be a case a lawyer would consider pursuing. You should contact a personal injury lawyer in your area for a free consultation.
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