I am a tourist from Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
I have my own car here and am presently in Los Angeles.
I was booked to continue on to San fransisco but had an accident.
I boarded a day tour minibus. At the first stop, the guide asked us to exit the passenger side of van, which I did, and wait at the back for him.
I slipped in some sand, fell and have a severe strain injury to my left ankle.
Apparently, this is a well known spot where home owners dump sand so that tourists won't stop. I have sturdy walking shoes on.
The tour company was good in that the guide called his manager, the manager came and by that time I was in such pain that an ambulance was called.
I received appropriate care at the hospital and was discharged in a leg brace with a walker.
The tour company has promised to refund my tour and the following one.
I have proper health/accident insurance.
However, I am stuck In a private home waiting for the insurance physicians to make a decision.
My sister is flying from Mesa AZ today to drive my car back to Mesa where I will be until the end of March.
I had to cancel my hotel reservation in SF but there will be a change.
Question: is the tour company responsible for negligence
and if so what should I do?
I feel it was inappropriate for him to have stopped in a spot that is known to be unsafe for tourists.