Rochester, MI asked in Personal Injury for Washington

Q: Should my mother sign a medical release after a slip and fall in a grocery store?

The grocery store did not have a bolt on a metal plate on the floor and my mother fell over it and hurt her knee and potentially her back

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Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It depends on who is asking her to sign the release. If it is the store's risk management or legal representative, then I would definitely advise her to talk to a lawyer first. Most attorneys do a free consultation (probably by phone) so she can get her specific questions answered.

If she has lingering injuries she definitely should be consulting with a lawyer of her own before she gives any more information to the store's representatives.

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