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Old 10-13-2020, 06:07 PM
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Fall of 2019 in Virginia we were leaving a college football game. The wife tripped and fell on a leaf covered sidewalk, couldn't tell where the sidewalk was because of the leaves covering everything. Her arm was broken, requiring surgery and 7 months of physical therapy. Total bills approaching 60K. Any advice has to how to proceed as far as recovering cost and realistically can we sue for this. We have been given a case number to file with the state after the accident report was filed.
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How much did the wife have to drink at the game?
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It was an accident. They happen. I hope your wife makes a full recovery. Who do you want to sue? The tree or the sidewalk?

If I were able to sue for all the spills I took while exiting stadiums, I'd make Bill Gates look like a pauper.
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Tripped while walking? Isn’t that what medical insurance is for?
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And we wonder why lawyers advertise to much


When does common sense apply anymore , hope y’all never come to my house

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Did your insurance pay for the medical expenses?
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This right here is why some people I know really well are not allowed at my home.
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Amazingly no one brought up the word liberal yet.
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OK. The leaves were spread all liberal-like over the sidewalk, because it was Fall. That's why they call it Autumn.
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I’d chalk up the chick falling the same way I would the typo in your post OP....chit happens
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I'm sure that there will be others with more profetic statements .... all I can think of is wow, is this what our country has become?
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How do you know for sure if she was walking on a leaf covered sidewalk or not if the leaves were covering everything according to your post. Quite possible there was ice under the leaves that no one saw and maybe sue the snow plow driver that was in charge of snow removal. I hope she recovers 100% and then some, but if you can sue someone or some property owner for leaves being on the ground, what would happen if your newspaper boy, mailman, oil delivery driver fell in your yard because you didn't clean up all of your leaves. If she fell and got hurt because the entire section of seats collapsed, I'd be on your side a little. I leave my work ladders on a job site where I'm working for 2-3 months at a time. The homeowner thinks I'm nuts for locking them together at the end of the day. I explained to him about a friend in the same business , left his extension ladder on a reroof job at the end of the day, homeowner and neighbor borrowed it after hours, without permission , and neighbor fell from maybe third rung or so and is seeing for big money because he's not able to work and is traumatized. Good luck on you quest. Don't come by my house until springtime. It's fall in NY and my trees are dropping leaves every day.
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Originally Posted by Keith B View Post
This right here is why some people I know really well are not allowed at my home.
Exactly

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Wow. No responsibility for your own?
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Originally Posted by mattttt25 View Post
How much did the wife have to drink at the game?
Nothing to drink at the game, leaves covering a large depression beside the walkway. Insurance covered 75% of cost.
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Originally Posted by bertss View Post
Nothing to drink at the game, leaves covering a large depression beside the walkway. Insurance covered 75% of cost.
is 75% representative of your normal coverage/copay/deductible?

not following how the university was negligent. Doesn’t sound as though they placed the leaves over a random hole...leaves fell from a tree and covered it.
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Originally Posted by bertss View Post
Fall of 2019 in Virginia we were leaving a college football game. The wife tripped and fell on a leaf covered sidewalk, couldn't tell where the sidewalk was because of the leaves covering everything. Her arm was broken, requiring surgery and 7 months of physical therapy. Total bills approaching 60K. Any advice has to how to proceed as far as recovering cost and realistically can we sue for this. We have been given a case number to file with the state after the accident report was filed.
State highways and federal highways also have rain and leaves fall on them. Sometimes even ice and snow. Life is full of state and federal hazards.
Sue them. "They" print money and have unlimited money. Sue 'em. It's your right.
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Accidents happen. It was an accident, nothing more.

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