Suing In-Laws for Slip and Fall Injuries-Although they may soon be ex-in-laws!?

fell on their dogs urine while we were staying at their house temporarily. I fell in August 2008 and am still suffering from the injuries that I will have issues with for the rest of my life. I was a completely healthy individual prior to the fall. I sustained a huge disk protrusion between L4/L5 hitting the nerve root and I have other bulging disks. I also suffered a Grade III ankle sprain that was misdiagnosed for about three months. I recently just got off of crutches. I will have to wear an ankle brace for the rest of my life and arthritis is in the near future. I am only 31 and the mother of two young children ages 5 and 6. I will never be able to run, jump or even wear heals again. I was attending PT for 12 weeks 3times a week and my body was crooked due to the spinal injury until I went to PT. My children are also partially tramatized by my injuries. It has taken thousands of my dollars and they refued to submit anything to their insurance company. They told my husband and I that it wasn’t even an option. Finally after I was injured for and unable to move for 8 months they did file a claim. THey never apologized and only commented saying "All that from slipping on my floor?" They have been rude to my children. I will be dealing with this for the rest of my life-should I hire an Personal Injury Attorney? And why would a Personal Injury Attorney not accept a case? What should I do about all the money that I have spent and will spend in future? Thanks for your advice.

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5 Responses to “Suing In-Laws for Slip and Fall Injuries-Although they may soon be ex-in-laws!?”

  1. opetke Says:

    A Personal Injury Attorney wouldn’t touch this case because

    a) there is no money in it.
    b) it was an accident. It would be virtually impossible to prove this was negligence.

    As to your injuries, you have my sympathy, but surely you had insurance yes?

    Good Luck!

  2. LovingLife Says:

    you don’t sue them, you go after the home insurance…

  3. kitkat Says:

    I really hate people who sue for the sake of suing but it sounds like you have no choice. contact a lawyer and get advice before you do anything. Good luck.

  4. none Says:

    Jesus.. Its not like they poured the urnine there hoping to get you. Sometimes things just happen.

  5. independent101 Says:

    I am very sorry you are hurt and I hope that you get some relief.

    They could be a little more helpful, but it sounds like that isn’t going to happen.

    They didn’t intentionally do anything to hurt you. I would never sue family, even if they are about to be ex family.

    I’m sorry that you are suffering, but if they aren’t willing to help at all, they will eventually suffer themselves. What goes around comes around. I’m not sure suing them is the answer.

    Good luck