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Dear BigCorporateInsurannce Company

Thanks ever so much for locating the security footage and determining that it was not the restaurant's fault that I fell, since I landed in the drive-through.

I suppose you failed to notice me falling off the unmarked steps. Totally my fault. I shouldn't have even been there since it was dark and it was raining really hard. Guess I should have sprouted a third hand, so that I could wipe off my glasses. I guess you thought I meant to just step off of that top step with my walker. So many people with walkers walk down steps face first so often, I see how you would be confused. I appreciate your offer offer to cover any medical expenses I incurred up to $1000. Unfortunately (?), my injuries weren't that severe, although my hand felt bruised for the next month. Maybe I should just buy a new walker and send you the bill? Or, maybe I should just have you foot the bill for designing and building my own?

No love,

EDIT:I tried disability advocates. Not so helpful. You got hurt? They don't do that. I just don't have the energy, anymore.


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Dec. 24th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
I'm sure this is just what you want to hear, but you need a lawyer. And a list of specific actions that you want them to take, like marking the stairs clearly and lighting them, perhaps?
Dec. 24th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
I tried. Admittedly, not very hard...
Dec. 24th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Really? Everywhere I look around Atlanta, there are ads for lawyers who want to talk to people who have been injured in accidents. Admittedly, they might not be the very best lawyers, but they are lawyers. Ads are plasted on billboards, buses, benches, phone books (they were the last few times I saw phone books, anyway) - you name it, if it is a surface that is stationary for a short time, there will soon be a liability attorney's ad on it.

Then again, I'm thinking U.S.-centric, and you might not be in the U.S. Other countries might not be as litigious and liability happy as this one. I hope.
Dec. 24th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
I talk to my old lawyer in CA, about finding one up here. He told me that I am not a personal injury attorney's ideal client. I didn't really pursue the matter.
Dec. 27th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Disability advocates never seem to be interested in actual advocacy, in my experience. One made an appointment to come and see me, then stood me up and blamed me because apparently making the appointment in a definite fashion wasn't enough, I was expected to mindread and confirm it all over again.

And when it comes to disability access, the laws might be there but in practice the companies always have a get-out clause.
Dec. 27th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Send them a bill. Then use the 'what about the children?' tactic? I don't know. They suck. And lawyers are completely ridiculous, and I've noticed that the ones that advertise everywhere, are the same ones who will turn you down in thirty seconds or less.
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