Watertown, CT asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut

Q: If I sprained my ankle due to an unsalted sidewalk at McDonald's is McDonald's liable to pay my ambulance ride and bills

I went to my local McDonald's yesterday around 5:30 in the afternoon it's been between 30-35°f so the ice is melting off the roof and freezing onto the sidewalk. And because of covid they only have one entrance. I ordered curbside but they took about 30 min so I decided to go inside and get the order. On my way back to my car I walked out the door and walking on the sidewalk slipped on what looked like just wet concrete with no salt but was actually black ice. I felt my ankle pop as I crashed to the ground Infront of people driving by. And laid on the ground holding my ankle in pain until my girlfriend noticed and ran to me. McDonald's called an ambulance and while I was on the ground holding my ankle they salted the ground around me. I sat in the ER for 3 hours waiting for an xray to make sure I didn't fracture anything luckily it was just a sprain but I'm still in a lot of pain.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the outcome of the investigation of the accident. Property owners and businesses could have their own policies and procedures for handling accidents that occur on their premises. If you are insured and submit the bill to your health insurance carrier, they could request reimbursement of the payment if a claim materializes and results in an award for you. Good luck

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