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I live in NY. I Had a slip and fall injury ( broken fibula ). It occurred approx. 28 hrs after a major snowstorm. I slipped on ice ( on the sidewalk ) within 10 ft of the entrance of my local supermarket. I was not running and not intoxicated. I was infact wearing work boots. I never broke a bone in my life. I was in alot of pain and couldn't get up. There were witnesses. My leg was casted for 7 weeks and I have recovered pretty well. There was no need for surgery. I missed quite a few days of work but I am salaried and did not lose any pay. Those 7 weeks were stressful on me and my family. I have all the medical records along with x-rays showing the break. What can I expect from this kind of case? Thanks.


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My response:

In this scenario, with the facts you've given so far, probably nothing. You haven't mentioned any theories of "negligence" on the part of anyone else, or that anyone was on Notice of an "unnatural" dangerous condition of their property.

People slip, trip and fall all the time, but it doesn't necessarily mean that someone else is to blame, or was negligent for what happened to you.

Possessors of land are not insurers of your safety.


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