What is the name of your state? Louisiana
I was going to Walmart at 3am and there was a man cleaning the parking lot with a blower. He was not paying attention and instead of blowing away from me or holding off until I passed he continued waving the blower back and forth directly hitting me. The dirt and debris hit me with full force across me face and in my eyes. I could not even open my eyes for a few minutes because they hurt and burned so bad. I went in and asked for the supervisor who took about 10 minutes to get to customer service annd filled out a report. He asked me if I needed a doctor and I said "Yes" but all he did is take the report and hand me a phone # saying risk management will contact me within 24hrs. The form asked for any witness but I couldn't see at the moment so who knows at 3am who was around. The guy that was blowing the driveway came in saying..." I knew she was gonna do this... If she is gonna tell her side of the story I am gonna tell mine". Guess I don't need a witness since he gave his side of the story admitting at least something happened. I went to the hospital directly after and they told me I have corneal abrasions in both my eyes. It took risk management more than 24hrs to contact me since this happened at 3am on Saturday morning. They said that if it is a contracted person cleaning the parking lot they will put me in contact with their insurance. I thought that Walmart is responsible for who they subcontract and that they could recoup whatever damages they pay from the other insurance and were ultimatly liable to take care of damages. Is this the case or will I have to deal with the subcontracted persons insurance?
I am not looking for a payday here ... I am just concerned about Dr. bills and the pain it caused for a few days.