Yelm, WA asked in Personal Injury for Washington

Q: I was a chaperone on a school field trip. At the end of the trip the teacher took us across the street to a college cam

I was a chaperone on a school field trip. At the end of the trip the teacher took us across the street to a college campus with a concrete 85 step staircase....told kiddos to hurry to top fir a foto then hurry back down so we could go to another area she wanted to visit. I got bumped by a kiddo coming down that staircase and fell hard breaking my elbow and wrist. School district was notified and told me one of their policies would cover it. Long story short I'm getting every excuse in the book now. My wrist has not healed and I need to have surgery to fix it. I am in pain. I need my wrist fixed. I've had to pay alot out of pocket. I've still hot outstanding bills from er and dr. Please advise...

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: If after your repeated attempts, they are not making any efforts to arrange for reimbursement of your medical expenses, you should consider consulting with a Washington attorney. As a general matter in many jurisdictions (I do not know the operation of Washington State law on this), public entities such as schools, municipalities, or transportation agencies are often protected by short notice of claim requirements. That means it's advisable for you to move without delay here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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