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My suggestion to you in this situation is to go to the hospital emergency room immediately (tonight) and have your ears and hearing checked out so that you will have a documented injury from this exploding can and you may be able to get some compensation from the company because of it. You should also save the remnants of everything that is left (put it into a ziploc bag) and if the kitchen is still a mess then take pictures of the area where the can exploded. The difference between making a solid claim against any company in a situation such as this and not receiving anything for what happened to you is the amount of documentation that you have showing what happened and how you were injured (and a doctors confirmation of your injuries). Then I suggest that you contact your local county bar association the first thing on Monday to put you in touch with an attorney in your county who can contact the company and handle this matter for you. Your local county bar association should be online and in the yellow pages and almost all of them have attorney referral services where they will give you the names of several local personal injury attorneys and you can speak with a few of them and then decide with the advice of the attorney on how to proceed next with these matters.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
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Frankly, mary, I had hoped for a more detailed answer as this is so generalized and something I had already known/done. Except the having hearing tested but have discounted that because can not prove that it is the reason for damage but maybe for extended damages which is harder to prove. what about anguish and other such damages as there were no real lasting injuries other than that and the fact that it had happened. Unfortunately my wife had cleaned up most of the mess because of safety issues of falling which I almost did several times from the slickness of the materials. Please dig deeper into your repertoire so I can dignify your responses with something other than WTF is this??? Thank you
Hello David --
This is just a question and answer service to give you some suggestions on where to turn next. If you were my client I would have many suggestions for you in addition to what I imparted above. I am not permitted to give you a step by step repertoire on what you should do to handle the entire case as the constraints of the website do not permit me to go on at that length.
I will opt out and put your question back on the board in case any other attorney has anything further to add -- however, I actually gave you more than most would here -- they would tell you preserve the evidence and hire a local lawyer. I thought my answer went further than that. And you hurt your case if you do not have medical documentation of the injuries you suffered -- if it just happened this morning you will have no idea what long term consequences you will have unless you seek initial and follow up medical treatment -- that is the point.
Mary, I am not used to these sites or their constraints to info imparted to us the consumer. Giving just enough to make sure you come back for more. There is no fingers pointing your way and I would have hoped you would have pointed towards the anguish portion as I asked in the first and seconds remarks. Can you say more on this part just to whether I have a chance or not and the possibilities of these chances.
Chelsea, Okla is the town tho I live outside of town on a small place in the country. I do not want something for nothing. but I know right from wrong and this was wrong. TY
Thank you ,Mary, now that is what I needed to know. If there is a way to ask for you only if there is a next time, Let me know, til then, God Bless
Had I realized at the time that I was speaking with a different person I would have rated you at a much higher level of satisfaction. Please accept my apologies there. At least someone has the pride of worth to do what they are asked to do instead of thinking they are too good for the job. Now that really gripes my butt. Not you the previous one. Sorry I regress, needless to say, but I will. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Unfortunately, they will not allow the change becuz of the paperwork involved but suffice it to say, You know how I feel, they know how I feel and I am very grateful for your assistance. Thank you again and I wam pursuing this further on this end. Take care,
David J. Honeycutt