First, I am handicap. I have motor skills loss from a brain tumor. So I don’t have great balance. I don’t fall, just wobble sometimes.
I was at at-Ball game on Wednesday June 5, 2013. My friend invited me; she’s the team mom. I was in the dugout area, where the parents stay, and tripped on something as I was walking. It was a pipe sticking out of the ground. Leaves were covering the pipe and I didn’t see it. I fell onto my right side, twisted my ankle and hurt my arm.
I didn’t report it because I didn’t know it was going to turn into something big. But I did go to the doctor and I have a sprained ankle. I’ve been trying to rest it, use ice packs, and use Epson salt. Unfortunately, my ankle isn’t any better.
In fact, I’m worse. Because of my weak left side, I keep falling. I’ve taken 2 serious falls. Once at a store and then another one on Thursday. I was in the shower and fell when I was about to rest my right ankle. I fell and hit the side of the tub. I had to go to the ER because I thought I broke a rib. Luckily, I only have bruised ribs, bruised knee, and pulled muscles in my neck. I’m very concerned about my future. I can’t keep falling like this.
I realize that parks have immunity. A baseball league cares for the property. They know about my fall. I need someone to take responsibility for this. Had I known that area was dangerous, with a pipe sticking inches out of the ground, I never would have gone back there.
I have an attorney to guide me and will help with the tort
claim. That pipe is dangerous for everyone and now I’m really handicap and in danger when I walk.
What should I do? Go to the mayor/senator, the news? I'm just very upset about this. How can I get someone to take my case seriously and understand that the pipe is in a terrible location. It should be covered, if nothing else.