Q: I tripped over, and cut my toe open at a college campus.
I was delivering an order to my local college campus in TN and while trying to find the apartment number, in the middle of the walkway, I tripped. It looked like maybe 2 poles used to block vehicles from entering that specific path, but they were cut down to maybe 4 inches high. They were rusty, sharp, and metal colored, with no indicators that they were there. I'm not in the situation to go get stitches and a thousand dollar medical bill. It may be a stretch but is there anything legally I can do here?
A: I would suggest you take pictures of your injury as well as the location. If you are needing medical treatment - I would report this to the school and its insurer. They may provide / pay for your medical care. If you are considering a legal route-- you should contact an attorney.
A: You should take plenty of pictures from many different angles in the daytime to prove that this was a dangerous condition. That would prove negligence. The value of the case would depend on the damages. So you should do that, and then seek immediate medical attention so your injury can be documented via medical records.
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