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Slip and Fall Car Accident

Discussion in 'Auto Accidents, Injuries' started by nhuffman4833, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. nhuffman4833

    nhuffman4833 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I was driving along a residential street and turning left into a grocery store, early in the morning, still dark.

    I started my turn and didn’t see a lady walking across the driveway till my headlights shone on her. I stopped abruptly about 10-15 feet from her. She got scared and stumbled and fell on her backside. She was an older lady, probably 70-80. I was so far from her I had room to pull off on the shoulder without even touching the driveway entrance. She said she had back pain and went home after collecting my info.

    Am I liable for any medical treatment she gets?
     
  2. Redemptionman

    Redemptionman Active Member

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    Were you wearing a monster mask? of course you are, Now let your insurance company handle it.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    I tend to agree. Grocery stores have lighted parking lots when they are open. You should have slowed down or stopped to check for potential pedestrians crossing the driveway.

    She's probably called your insurance company already so you might as well call it in yourself.
     
  4. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    The OP *must* report it to his insurance company or risk not being covered.
     
  5. nhuffman4833

    nhuffman4833 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    What does OP stand for?
     
  6. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    OP = Original Poster = you.
     
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    nhuffman4833 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I do not have any of her info. What would I report/say to the ins co?
     
  8. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Time, date, circumstances. A claim file will be opened pending contact with (or by) her.
     
  9. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    I agree that you should notify your insurance of what happened so they can be prepared if she tries to make a claim.

    By your description, I disagree that you have any fault here.
    Find out if the grocery store or any other business has video. If you stopped short as you describe then her slip and fall is her own fault.
     
  10. flyingron

    flyingron Well-Known Member

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    OP = Sheriff Taylor's son.
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    That took me a second to get...clever funny, Ron. :cool::D
     
  12. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    OP = A character on Sons of Anarchy.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Sigh....

    I agree with those who have told you that you need to make a report to your auto liability carrier. I think it unlikely that your insurer will accept liability and pay a claim. I think it unlikely that the woman will sue you. If she does sue you, I think it unlikely that she'll win. But you never know.
     
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  14. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    One last thing: Get a dash cam
     
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