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The simple question is that yes, you can absolutely sue the Hilton.
Do I find a Virginia lawyer or a CA lawyer?
Do you think it will be worth while?
There are two types of coverage under their poicy here. The medical payments portion of the coverage, and the general liability portion of the coverage. The medical payments portion is a no fault portion likely up to $5,000
I do think it would be worth looking into
You will want a California lawyer
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It will be my pleasure. I hope you are right. I have suffered greatly.
Just to let you know, you were 100% wrong. I spoke with one atty and contacted Johnny Cochron's CA office. They responded back with a letter. I couldn't sue the Hilton because there is no law requiring them to have slip resisters in their bathtubs and I fell in their bathtub. Sometimes life sucks.
I spoke with an atty weeks ago and he told me the same thing. He said he actually just went thru this with someone else and it does not hold up in court. He sounds like he is about 30 but is actually 74 ( don't know if that matters other than he's got lots of experience). Here's his info if you want to call him. I don't know what else to do.
FYI - your atty, Dawy Smalberg, never called back. I also spoke with another atty in the same area and he didn't call back either. The funny thing is that I just stayed at another Hilton Garden Inn, in NJ, and their tub slip resisters were MUCH better placed than the ones in the CA Hilton Garden Inn. I took pics to compare the two different locations. It just amazes me that no one wants this case. I think they are idiots but if it were worth while, they would have jumped at the opportunity. Oh well, such is my life. Thank you anyway. Emily Shuhala
It seems that no one agrees with you or I. Apparently the law doesn't state that slip resisters are required in hotel showers or tubs. I totally disagree with that but my opinion doesnt count for squat. Not one lawyer has ever contacted me back. That's $16K of dental work and a lot of pain and suffering that's literally gone down the drain.
Dawn finally returned my call. She was very nice, but not interested in my case. It's just not strong enough to make it worth while. I am not happy but also not surprised. Just seems to be my luck. As I told her, I walked into a hospital for some back surgery and woke up paralyzed. I was never supposed to walk again, blah, blah. I walk funny but at least I walk and use a walker, but no one would take my case. VA is too conservative. 3 dr's told me to go after the dr but no lawyer would take it so nothing surprises me anymore. Anyway, thank you for all of your efforts. I wish you well. Emily
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