Q: the sidewalk is now cut after I trip and fell and yet no attorney wants to help me recover damages done to me?
I trip & fell on a sidewalk. Breaking my left wrist! Feb 10th 2023. I contacted a bunch of attorneys no one would take the case? I went back to the site where I trip & fell (where I collect my mail) I noticed they or someone cut the sidewalk where I hit my toes on and fell? Which was way weird? Never told anyone I contacted an attorney? So the sidewalk is now cut after I trip and fell and yet no attorney wants to help me recover damages done to me? Is it not an admission of liability when a sidewalk is Mysteriously cut after a person is injured?
In the law there is a principal that holds that Subsequent Remedial Measures are not admissible to provide negligence. This would apply here.
Fall cases can be very difficult. There are attorneys who concentrate on fall cases; you should continue to try to find an attorney.
Expect attorneys to evaluate the case on the extent of the fall risk (how bad is defect caused the fall), the nature and extent of your injuries, and their evaluation of you as a witness for yourself.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
While I understand your frustration, the decision of attorneys to take on a case is influenced by various factors, such as the strength of the claim, potential damages, and viability for pursuing legal action.
However, it is not uncommon for repairs or modifications to be made to sidewalks following incidents or as part of routine maintenance. While the timing may seem suspicious, it does not necessarily constitute an admission of liability. To explore your legal options further, it may be beneficial to consult with multiple attorneys or seek advice from legal aid organizations that can evaluate the specific details of your case and provide guidance on the best course of action.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: As my colleagues have indicated, subsequent remedial measures do not equate to liability. You could continue trying to find attorneys. Unfortunately, the inability to photograph or take measurements of the accident site is a factor in the difficulty of finding representation. Good luck
A: You have received good reasoning and information from the lawyers who answered your inquiry. If you have photos and information that indicate liability is good against the responsible party(ies), the issue also involves extent of damages. Do not stop looking for an attorney just yet. Try a few more. Won't cost you anything but your time, and you may find a good one that wants to go forward with your case. Strict time limits apply, so act immediately to protect your interests.
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