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    georgeous is offline Junior Member
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    I fell in walmart how much should i ask

    I currently visited walmart where i slip and fell on clear liquid. Walmart stated to me that i once done with Physical Therapy they would settle my claim. I have Post Traumatic Arthetis of my knee. How much should i send a demand letter in for. *NOTE WALMART WILL TRY TO LOW BALL ME SO I THINK I SHOULD START HIGH. Post tramatic Arthetis there is a 25% chance that i will need Knee replacment. I am under 27 in good health until this happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeous View Post
    I currently visited walmart where i slip and fell on clear liquid. Walmart stated to me that i once done with Physical Therapy they would settle my claim. I have Post Traumatic Arthetis of my knee. How much should i send a demand letter in for. *NOTE WALMART WILL TRY TO LOW BALL ME SO I THINK I SHOULD START HIGH. Post tramatic Arthetis there is a 25% chance that i will need Knee replacment. I am under 27 in good health until this happened.
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    I have got to hear this one.

    How long ago did you slip and fall?


    Oh, nevermind, I can't wait.

    You do not have traumatic arthritis if you have not even finished PT.

    But what the hell. Since you already are looking at a new knee and are only 27, chances are you are going to need at least 1, maybe 2 replacements (plus the original) by the time you kick the bucket. If you do physical labor, you can plan on going through one in less than 10 years so you would be looking at 3 or 4 replacements.

    I would shoot for a cool million. Just 1 replacement is going to be near $50k so if you figure 3, you are at at least $150k. Then pain and suffering at 3 times actual ($450k) would bring you to $600. Add some room to negotiate and I come up with $1M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justalayman View Post
    I would shoot for a cool million.
    I guess the economy is really depressed. I would have thought this was worth 1.2 million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevef View Post
    I guess the economy is really depressed. I would have thought this was worth 1.2 million.
    **A: good think you posted before me.
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    I slipped and fell in a Walmart when I was 9 months PREGNANT and I was told "too bad so sad" because they weren't "given reasonable notification of the spill' therefore they did not have a fair amount of time to clean it up. Good luck with this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevef View Post
    I guess the economy is really depressed. I would have thought this was worth 1.2 million.
    Sorry Just, I'm with Steve and HG on this one. 1.2mm is a much better number

    This figure always reminds me of SJ
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    Shouldn't walmart sue people for being dumbbutts. I bet there was a sign and this one couldn't read it!
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    Bout time we stopped treating Wal Mart like a Red Neck Theme Park...
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    Here are my numbers.

    $1.2Mil staring point using the above numbers
    - 20% for the 20% spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors.
    =$960k
    - 40% penalty since four of the seven sentences had bad structure
    = $384,000
    X25% chance she’ll need knee replacement sometime in her life
    =$96,000 divided by the # of years of her expected life span (assuming 80 years)
    =$1,811 a year (80-27)
    X5 years (knee replacement at age 75)
    =$9,100 (rounded up…)
    -90% because she fell at Wal-Mart nine more times in the same place
    =$910
    -$1,000 for that double preposition.
    She owes Wal-Mart $90

    ETA: No... let's make that -$5,000 because she edited her post to fix the spelling error.
    Last edited by Country Living; 08-09-2009 at 09:34 PM.

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