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adoll26

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Four days ago while shopping at Costco, I slipped on one single grape in the juice isle. My right foot slipped on the grape and I caught myself with my left leg, twisting my left knee if the process. This is the same knee that I have had three prior surgeries on. The last one being about 14 years ago. This knee has been given a clean bill of health for the past decade or more. We notified the manager on duty and filed a report. I stated that at this time I was in pain but wanted to see if it was better by Monday. Well, yesterday was Monday, and I ended up going to the doc. He said I have possible torn ligaments and cartalidge, requiring surgery. I am in an immobilizer and on crutches and cannot use my knee until I get my Ortho consult. We have one car, a standard transmission. I am the one who drops off and picks up my sons and my husband from work. We live in Hawaii, no family or even friends who can help us with our car situation. I did consult with an attorney, who of course wants us to sue, but I would rather get as much information as I can on my own and just try and settle with them. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Oh yes, I did call Costco back yesterday and told them that I did in fact see a doc and gave them the info regarding the visit and prognosis. I was called by their claims company today wanting a recorded statement but pleasantly refused until I had time to decide if I wanted to do that with or without legal representation. The other problem with my situation is that I have extreme Fibromyalgia and I do not have much energy for crutches, this has already started to exacerbate my already terrible condition.
THANK YOU!

[This message has been edited by adoll26 (edited September 26, 2000).]
 


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adoll26

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Someone please help me out here. I am supposed to contact Costco's Representative this afternoon and still really don't know what I should do.
 
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peter

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You should see a personal injury lawyer, dont worry about Costco, let a lawyer deal with it.

Well time to really see what is available...are there any BUSSES to take hubby to work? Or why can he take some of his personal or vaction days off and let him drive the kids.....heck it is a kind of family emergency......

Guess you have to call a taxi or car service like everyone else does when there is no one to take them.....so look in the Yellow pages for that!

You can't settle with them because you are not that bright.... because if you settle, thats it finish..... PERIOD.......

You will get some cash and next year when you cant walk.the bills will be too much and you will have to file for BANKRUPTCY..becuase you cannot go back and sue for more!

Now do you get it?
 
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adoll26

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First of all, thank your for the reply.
Second of all, you obviously have never been in Hawaii long enough to be familiar with their public transportation system. Nor are you familiar enough with having a spouse in the Navy on Submarines. There are few things short of death that qualify as an emergency leave. But thank you for your attempt at some good advice in those areas. I will be contacting my attorney tomorrow. Again, thank you.
 

HomeGuru

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by adoll26:
First of all, thank your for the reply.
Second of all, you obviously have never been in Hawaii long enough to be familiar with their public transportation system. Nor are you familiar enough with having a spouse in the Navy on Submarines. There are few things short of death that qualify as an emergency leave. But thank you for your attempt at some good advice in those areas. I will be contacting my attorney tomorrow. Again, thank you.
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Peter was correct in that you should not talk to Costco, agree to a recorded statement etc. Hawaii has one of the best rated public transportation systems in the nation. (The Bus) In fact there were thousands of nervous bus riders when a strike almost happened.
 
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adoll26

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Thank you Home Geru. It may have the best rated bus system in Hawaii, but the least amount of bus stops, and at best a three hour ride ONE WAY. BUT thank you also for your advice in that area.
 
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TxBlu

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As to The Bus system in Hawaii, hmm...*S* my rememberance of it when I lived there a few years back was that there were alot of stops and it was the most reliable transportation...and not to mention cheap... we could ride from Schofield to Hanauma(sp?) Bay for $0.25 thenanother $0.25 to get back home... much more cost efficient then driving these days if you ask me.. especially if you were a licensed driver.. I wouldn't want to drive over there... too many tourists that do not speak or read english.. or hawaiian for that matter...
 

HomeGuru

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TxBlu:
As to The Bus system in Hawaii, hmm...*S* my rememberance of it when I lived there a few years back was that there were alot of stops and it was the most reliable transportation...and not to mention cheap... we could ride from Schofield to Hanauma(sp?) Bay for $0.25 thenanother $0.25 to get back home... much more cost efficient then driving these days if you ask me.. especially if you were a licensed driver.. I wouldn't want to drive over there... too many tourists that do not speak or read english.. or hawaiian for that matter...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

There are too many people in Hawaii period. Like they say, it's a great place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there"
 
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adoll26

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Yes, you are both right on those counts. I am sorry to tell you though txn, the cost is now 1.00 one way, and the route that it has to take is like I said, about three hours one way to get to the school, and then the base. It has also gotten so crowded that sometimes you cannot EVEN get on the bus that you are waiting for and then have to wait for the next one. We used the bus for a good month while we were waiting for our car to get here. With two children it is far from the best way to try and travel anywhere if you have a time frame you need to keep. I am not in good enough health to sit on a bus for 6 hours out of everyday. My children wouldn't do well getting up at 3am every morning to ride the bus. But, I am happy for you that it worked out for your situation. Consider yourself lucky. Geru was right, too many people over here period. Nothing is simple over here, especially if you are a houlie and you are in the military. Beautiful place to visit though. I would not trade the experience for the world, despite all of the hassles of the situation. Oh, and as far as the bus stops, they are too far away for me to be able to hobble to them, at all ot the places we would need to go. I am talking about 1/4 of a mile.
 

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