Here's a scenario like yours:
I was at Wal-Mart last week shopping for groceries when an employee of Wal-Mart dropped a 50 pound shelf on my foot.
I felt immediate pain but thought it was just a bruise. I went home without reporting the injury to Wal-Mart manager. The next morning, I could not move my foot. I went to my doctor to get my foot checked out and was told by the doctor that I have a broken foot.
Is it a problem since I did not report the injury immediately? What should I do now?
All injuries, regardless of the severity, should be immediately reported to a manager if you are injured inside a business.
However, just because the injury was not immediately reported, Wal-Mart is still responsible for the damages its employee caused when the shelf dropped.
Wal-Mart has video surveillance that covers most of the store. More than likely, your injury was caught on tape and Wal-Mart can see the incident. You should contact an experienced attorney in personal injury who can help secure the tape that will help your case. Wal-Mart will not just hand the tape over to you and there is the chance that Wal-Mart could destroy the tape or "make it disappear."
Since Wal-Mart's employee broke your foot, Wal-Mart should compensate you for your medical bills and other damages their employee caused when the shelf fell on your foot.
Contact an attorney immediately, preferably an attorney who is Experienced in Personal Injury Trial law, who will help guide you through the process of recovering for your damages. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, call us at 877-724-7800.