BROKEN GLASS Last June 23, 2011 a former girlfriend of mine and I reconciled. We had been living together for about a year and had broken up six months earlier. We were making plans to live together again and possibly move her elderly ill father to my place and rent her father's house out. Nothing was final because we had only been back together for a few days and her father was in the hospital with this illness which turned out to be terminal. June 25, 2011 was her birthday and we had reservations at the very best restaurant in town. Somewhere through all of this the big clock that we were moving into the house I least was one hour off and made me late to pick her up and as a consequence I did not pick up flowers a card or an expected engagement ring. When she realized that she became furious at the restaurant and almost screaming at me. Children love the restaurant close she called me everything she could possibly think of it brought up everything that I've ever done in the past. We had been drinking quite a bit and we came back to my place she continued her rage by all the verbal abuse she had used earlier and she started pulling pitchers with class frames off the wall and throwing them on the hardwood floors and shattering the glass throughout the entire living area including the kitchen. She kept doing that and I kept begging her to stop. The more I beg your the more serious she became an even picked up pitchers for the second time in question I told her I was going to call 911 and that she called me every name in the world said I wouldn't do it and continued break things so I did. Before the officers showed up she started stealing things and putting them in her car and then she left just before the officers showed up. The officers told me if I showed them all the damage he did they would have no choice for have to arrest her I chose not to have her arrested. About a week later I started feeling pain in my second toe and it started swelling causing pus to spurt out. This is very painful especially because unbeknownst to me I was having a gout attack in the gout surrounded the two particles of glass and caused more pain, swelling and pus. I so to three doctors and took MRIs that showed to foreign objects in the toe that appeared by means of the MRI to be glass. No one realized I was having a gout attack at the time. Obviously, I was in a lot of pain not going anywhere for weeks at which time I had an operation in the surgeon discovered the toe was full of gout and then he so to back up eventually it feels the payment way I was able to function normally again. To I have a personal injury claim here? It is so, possibly what would it be worth? Should I go to small claims or secure an attorney should you think I have a case. Looking forward to hearing from you! Howard xxxxx
State/Country relating to question: California
I have tried nothing. In fact, have had contact with her since that date but I did hear later that she was engaged to the old boyfriend she had dumped to go back with me.
(If you do about this incident it could probably have devastating consequences to their relationship. I'm not sure whether they are still engaged or actually married at this time)
This is the same lady I've written you about two years ago where she charged about $10,000 on my credit card after she broke up with me.
Have you answered this yet????
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Hi there! Thanks for changing the rating and I apologize for the misunderstanding. Justanswer has been changing up a lot of things around here and it has been confusing to both the experts and the customers. Okay, to answer your question, yes, if this woman injured your toe by breaking glass, then that is negligence and you do have a personal injury claim against her for your hospital bills. The catch is that she wouldn't be liable for the gout UNLESS the glass has caused the flare up. So she may not be liable for all your bills, only part of them insofar as the glass causing the injury. You may sue her in small claims for her negligence, if you wish, or you could seek out a personal injury attorney and sue that way. I would go to small claims court because you can sue for 7,500 and you don't have to give an attorney 40% of your award. I am happy to answer any follow up questions you should have. Thanks for being such a loyal and valued customer here at justanswer. We really appreciate you.Personal Injury Pro41096.6175083333
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