I slipped and fell at Walmart. Are they going to pay my medical bills?


Attorney Jason MacriAuthor: Attorney Jason Macri

Many people slip and fall at Walmart due to a either a puddle of water or other type of slippery substance on the floor. Much of the time a Walmart employee will respond to the scene of the fall and offer assistance. Usually, the employee will also call the manager who will come to the scene and attempt to find out what happened. The manager will typically offer to call for an ambulance and then prepare an incident report indicating what happened. Many people want to know who will pay medical bills related to that fall.

Most people believe that if they get injured because of Walmart’s negligence then Walmart will pay their medical bills. Typically, someone from Walmart corporate will call the injured person after their slip and fall and offer assistance. They may even offer to help the injured person find a doctor or to pay for some medical bills. They will first, however, want a signed medical authorization form. With that signed authorization form they will be able to delve deep into the injured person’s medical history. This is typically Walmart’s attempt to show that the fall at Walmart was not the sole cause of the injury complaints. Walmart will not pay even the most minor medical bill without a signed medical authorization form.

Walmart will not typically pay a person’s medical bills without the involvement of a lawyer. They know that most non-lawyers wouldn’t have a clue how to sue Walmart and even if they were able to figure out how to file the lawsuit, they wouldn’t know what steps to take in order to prove Walmart was negligent. This is why having legal representation in a slip and fall is extremely important. Walmart will not be concerned with being sued if the injured person does not have a lawyer.

Even with the introduction of the affordable care act, many people still do not have health insurance. Most people are very concerned with whether their medical bills will be paid or not. Sometimes an injured person will actually reject emergency medical attention just based on the fact that they are worried about getting billed. This should never happen. Not getting the appropriate medical treatment may cause the injuries to worsen. A simple injury may become exponentially worse because of lack of treatment.

If a person becomes injured at Walmart, they should get immediate medical treatment and then call an experienced lawyer. That lawyer will ensure that Walmart is held responsible for the injuries and will not only make sure that the outstanding medical bills are considered paid in full but will ensure compensation for pain and suffering in the past and into the future.



7 comments

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Alicia:

My mom slip in fell at Walmart. Now Walmart is saying they can’t help her because they believe the liquid on the floor came from somebody grabbing some lettuce and dripping water on the floor. My mother is 57 years old and been injured. Right is right and wrong is wrong and this is very very wrong.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Attorney Jason Macri:

Hi Alicia,

Where is the Walmart located? When did this happen? Did your mom get injured? If so, what are her injuries? Do you know if this incident was captured by surveillance cameras? If so, has Walmart shown you the video? Please feel free to call us so that we can let you know how we may be able to help.

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Angela V Rowland:

Hello, i slipped and fell in Walmart on Sunday 7/27. The manager offer to call for an ambulance and then prepare an incident report indicating what happened. I have not heard from Walmart corporate. How long should I wait?

Friday, February 21, 2020
Maria:

Thursday February 20, 2020, I slip and fall in Walmart, at the entrance of groceries and the shopping carts (inside the store), I have a total hip replacement on my left side, and till today still hurts when I walk. I call the manager and file a report, and they say I will receive a phone call today from them. I don’t know really what to do, the thing I did since it was hurting was I call right away to my orthopedic doctor to make an appointment and they gave me appointment until Wednesday afternoon. Are they going to pay for my expenses?

This is the Walmart store I been going for years to do my shopping, never happen something like this before to me.

Friday, February 21, 2020
Attorney Jason Macri:

Hi Maria,

What was the cause of your fall? Was there something on the floor that caused you to slip? Were there any witnesses to your fall? If so, do you have witness contact information? Have you received any medical treatment yet? If so, what are your injuries? Do you have health insurance? If so, you can use your health insurance initially for treatment. Please feel free to call us so that we can let you know how we may be able to help.

Monday, February 24, 2020
Yolanda:

Hello. My Name is Yolanda. I live in Aurora Colorado. I fell out side Walmart by the door on ice, it looked wet but it was not. Last Monday 17th I did file with the manager Friday 21st and she took photos where I fell. It’s now Monday 24th. I did go to see who I talk to to go see a doctor. My foot and now my knee hurt. I don’t have health insurance and coop office not answer. I did leave a voice mail. When I went to file with the manger she said let me go look at the surveillance video. Then she brother me back to write a complaint.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Attorney Jason Macri:

Hi Yolanda,

Have you received any medical treatment so far? If not, you can always go to a hospital or an urgent care center for immediate attention. If you have received medical treatment, what are the doctors saying about your injuries? Have you been diagnosed with any injury that is related to your fall? Did the manager from Walmart show you the surveillance footage? If so, what is shown on surveillance? Are you able to see on surveillance exactly what caused you to fall? Please feel free to call us so that we can let you know how we may be able to help.

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