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I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I agree the shoes should not be coated with something slick and oily as it would be a hazard.You do have an injury case and I highly suggest you seek a local product liability attorney ASAP so that they can put it together for you. Also I suggest cutting off all further contact with the manufacturer of these shoes, if they call you back I would advise them that you will have your attorney speak with them. Get pictures of the shoes in store to show yours was the not the only pair that had this coating and gather any witnesses you can (coworkers, etc). These are all things that will help your case and what you want is a product liability attorney who works on contingency (they don't get paid unless you do). Most of these types of lawyers will have a free consultation so feel free to find one that makes you comfortable. Good luck and God bless.
There weren't any witnesses, sadly it happened when I was alone at home.
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