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Old 04-28-2021, 11:30 PM   #51
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Prayers up for your MIL. Back in the 80's my little sister and I were running through Piggly wiggly with our hands in our coat pockets. She slipped on a loose tile and busted her chin open, requiring stitches. Mom and dad didn't expect anything from the store for our stupidity, but they paid the ER bill. Different situation, but kind of the same.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:33 PM   #52
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Praying your MIL recover and is able to return and purchase whatever she was shopping for.
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:24 AM   #54
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OP, I truly hope your MIL is ok, but I think it is total BS to try to get money or expect money from Lowe’s. She is old, she tripped and got hurt, sh$@ happens. Why should you expect them to be responsible. If she trips at home and falls who are you going to try to squeeze money out of......I just don’t get that way of thinking


They had yellow caution tape on the broken tile. It’s Lowe’s and they probably could have that fixed within 24 hrs.


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Lowe’s - “can we offer you two 2x4s as compensation to make this go away”

Cha-Ching!
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Is that piece of tile just missing or is it filled in the same depth as the grout?
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:40 AM   #57
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I hope she feels better.
But this thread is sad. And I’m not referring to what happened to your MIL


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WOW what a goose egg! OP, I truly hope that she will be ok and heals quickly with no other issues.
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Prayers up for your MIL, OP!

Looking at the pic of the tile, I don’t see how the piece being broken has anything to do with this. All the tile is the same height above the concrete, both the broken one and all the unbroken ones. And there is caution tape across the entire opening to let folks know to be careful because there is a change of height. She could have just as easily tripped on any tile there, not just the broken one.

I am also of the sh** happens sometimes mentality, and don’t get the sue just because someone else has money mentality!

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Old 04-29-2021, 08:08 AM   #60
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And let one of those guys loved ones get seriously injured and they’d be calling the Texas Hammer. It’s one thing to file a “frivolous “ law suit, another to file a legit one. And that doesn’t mean that you follow through with a suit. It gets Lowe’s attention and brings em to the table. Can anyone here tell this man if there will be any long term ramifications for his mother in law?
My sons brain was injured in a stove fire 24 years ago. We took him to the pediatrician and got nebulizer treatments for his lungs and had to admit him. He had a collapsed lung. Stayed in hospital two weeks for chemical neumanitis. Got out and two weeks after that wife found him in his crib. He had a seizure, vomited, and aspirated that into his lungs. Went to hospital and he had a two and a half hour grand mall seizure that damaged his brain.
Fast forward. He developed epilepsy and we all struggled with that for 16 years. 2013 medicine was no longer holding seizures back. Had brain surgery. Seizures stopped and two years later he developed a psychosis that he still struggles with to this day because of the damaged area that was removed from his brain.
How much money is that worth to have your son or daughter or any loved one injured? I had all the same plans and dreams for my son that y’all have/had for yours and they were dashed in a moment.
So how much is it worth to you? $10,000,000? 100,000,000? The answer is zero! I’d give everything I have, including my life for our only child to be whole. I can’t go on with this.
Get a great lawyer, not a good one. Do your own research! Do not take someone’s else’s recommendation unless you research it first.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:09 AM   #61
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Make sure you spell it right when you file the lawsuit! lowE's
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:16 AM   #62
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I hope your mother-in-law heals completely. Getting older and more immobile is frustrating for those that age.

My mom, 70, falls a lot here lately. Banged herself up pretty good last time. So far it’s just been at home or in the yard, but one of these days it’ll happen in public and........ ChaChing!!!! Gonna own us a HEB or Hobby Lobby or maybe even a ChickFilA. It’s like buying a lottery ticket. Just gotta wait for that number to come up. Many of y’all are just as ridiculous as what I just typed!

And it looks to me, that the tile in question is floated with grout to a common grade....not to mention the tape designating a change in elevation is clearly visible.

I have a new list of people banned from my properties! Evidently, I now have to be responsible for the balance of others.


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Old 04-29-2021, 09:17 AM   #63
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And let one of those guys loved ones get seriously injured and they’d be calling the Texas Hammer. It’s one thing to file a “frivolous “ law suit, another to file a legit one. And that doesn’t mean that you follow through with a suit. It gets Lowe’s attention and brings em to the table. Can anyone here tell this man if there will be any long term ramifications for his mother in law?
My sons brain was injured in a stove fire 24 years ago. We took him to the pediatrician and got nebulizer treatments for his lungs and had to admit him. He had a collapsed lung. Stayed in hospital two weeks for chemical neumanitis. Got out and two weeks after that wife found him in his crib. He had a seizure, vomited, and aspirated that into his lungs. Went to hospital and he had a two and a half hour grand mall seizure that damaged his brain.
Fast forward. He developed epilepsy and we all struggled with that for 16 years. 2013 medicine was no longer holding seizures back. Had brain surgery. Seizures stopped and two years later he developed a psychosis that he still struggles with to this day because of the damaged area that was removed from his brain.
How much money is that worth to have your son or daughter or any loved one injured? I had all the same plans and dreams for my son that y’all have/had for yours and they were dashed in a moment.
So how much is it worth to you? $10,000,000? 100,000,000? The answer is zero! I’d give everything I have, including my life for our only child to be whole. I can’t go on with this.
Get a great lawyer, not a good one. Do your own research! Do not take someone’s else’s recommendation unless you research it first.
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Every day is a blessing sir. At least your son was saved. Life is more important than placing blame. Your story is sad but I’m gonna go on a limb here and say that you are giving your son the best life possible. God bless you.

Some things happen that we have no control over. Instead of wasting time pointing blame, appreciate the time you have.

I’m not sure if you posted this to share your story or to tell the op to pursue Lowe’s. Your story is great, but I think blaming Lowe’s is counterproductive.

Do you blame the doctors for what happened to your son?


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Old 04-29-2021, 11:29 AM   #64
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Not at all. When the stove was assembled they left a plastic knob under the burner plate. When my wife used the self cleaning cycle it ignited the plastics knob and he inhaled the carcinogenic smoke.
Point is is that no one on here knows the extent of this women’s injuries. Hopefully they are minimal. The least Lowe’s could do is cover her medical expenses. But I’m willing to bet they won’t do that unless the face legal action.
Again, when your in that situation it’s a different ball game.
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:31 AM   #65
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Again, when your in that situation it’s a different ball game.
FALSE!

It's all about controlling emotions and sticking to your morals and how you were raised. Most can't do it
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:31 AM   #66
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:36 AM   #67
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FALSE!

It's all about controlling emotions and sticking to your morals and how you were raised. Most can't do it
^^^this^^^ Its a lost art
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:46 AM   #68
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I hope your mother-in-law heals completely. Getting older and more immobile is frustrating for those that age.

My mom, 70, falls a lot here lately. Banged herself up pretty good last time. So far it’s just been at home or in the yard, but one of these days it’ll happen in public and........ ChaChing!!!! Gonna own us a HEB or Hobby Lobby or maybe even a ChickFilA. It’s like buying a lottery ticket. Just gotta wait for that number to come up. Many of y’all are just as ridiculous as what I just typed!

And it looks to me, that the tile in question is floated with grout to a common grade....not to mention the tape designating a change in elevation is clearly visible.

I have a new list of people banned from my properties! Evidently, I now have to be responsible for the balance of others.


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Completely agree but If I trip over your Mom after she trips over the McRib display at McDonalds it's gonna be double ChaChing for me

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Old 04-29-2021, 11:52 AM   #69
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:22 PM   #70
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Again, when your in that situation it’s a different ball game.

I was in a similar situation as you but didn’t come out as lucky.





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Prayers up for your MIL, OP!

Looking at the pic of the tile, I don’t see how the piece being broken has anything to do with this. All the tile is the same height above the concrete, both the broken one and all the unbroken ones. And there is caution tape across the entire opening to let folks know to be careful because there is a change of height. She could have just as easily tripped on any tile there, not just the broken one.

I am also of the sh** happens sometimes mentality, and don’t get the sue just because someone else has money mentality!

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My thoughts exactly.
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:35 PM   #72
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I’ll give you a crisp $100 to “take” my MIL to Lowe’s!


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Old 04-29-2021, 12:42 PM   #73
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I got a good chuckle out of this.


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Old 04-29-2021, 01:55 PM   #74
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Praying for your MIL. Falls and especially hits to the head are no joke. I'm sure you are watching her carefully.

After reading the description of events, I was expecting to see broken and loose tiles that contributed to her slipping. That's not what I can see in the photo. The perspective in the photo doesn't really show anything that jumps out at me as being dangerous or negligent.
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Old 04-30-2021, 12:05 AM   #75
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Sitting in ER she started bleeding from her eyes at 1030pm crazy stuff happen when old folks take a head blow off the floor I guess
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:25 AM   #76
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Those of you that think she isn't going to need a lawyer are the ones that are the problem.

You're giving the equivalent of legal advice, and it's terrible legal advice to be giving.

There may or not be liability, Lowe's may or may not be liable, but the truth is that you are giving bad advice.

Put yourself in the position of a financial advisor for Lowe's.
Would you be advising the corporation to not hire a lawyer?

It's a rhetorical question.
Lowe's (an also their insurance carrier) already, of course, has several buildings full of lawyers.

and they are all expert level negotiators and good at getting a release signed from potential claimants, experts at searching for social media posts like this one, and not used to giving away money that belongs to their client.
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Its there responsibility to keep up with hazard. Reputable companies carry insurance, for these exact reasons. I am suprised someone from risk management hasn’t contacted you.I just hope your mother n law is doing fine and it doesn’t turn in to a legal battle.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:52 AM   #78
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Sorry for your MIL. That looks like a pretty good bump on the noggin.

But, 5000 people per day walk the same spot and don't fall. if she trpped on THAT I cannot see that Lowes is responsible for anything. Older folks trip on a crack in the sidewalk or just weeble wobble and fall over. It happens and it's not always anybody fault.

Again sorry for your MIL

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Haven't read everything so may have been mentioned but GET A LAWYER ASAP!!

At her age this could lead to serious long term issues!!

Pray she will be OK.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:21 AM   #80
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Sry she tripped, looks painful.
Simple answer, pay the bill.
How is her vision? Can she see yellow and black caution tape?
Does she know what it means?
I do hope she fully recovers.
If im Lowes, and i pay bills, part of the legal negotiations will be the right to refuse her service, she would never be allowed on my property again.
Her mask is down, maybe others who get covid can sue her..
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Did she get to detonate the bathroom after she fell?

She couldn't have been in a sound mental state needing to drop trow in a Lowes. And in that panic she wasn't paying attention at a full sprint running towards that open stall.

Hope she's ok and you won't have to worry about dragging her to Loews anymore.

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Some cruel comments on here. Hope none of you ever have to deal with anything like this. And hope you never grow old. Not saying she should sue Lowe’s but geez people have a little sympathy for the woman!
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Those of you that think she isn't going to need a lawyer are the ones that are the problem.
Why does she NEED a lawyer? You act like Lowe's is suing her lol

She may want a lawyer, but she don't need one
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Why does she NEED a lawyer? You act like Lowe's is suing her lol

She may want a lawyer, but she don't need one
That's like asking a new car salesman if you need an extended warranty.
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That's like asking a new car salesman if you need an extended warranty.
No not the same at all

If she goes about her life without trying to blame someone else, she will not NEED a lawyer.

Now if she wants to sue, she will WANT a lawyer
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Prayers Up for Everyone...
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No not the same at all

If she goes about her life without trying to blame someone else, she will not NEED a lawyer.

Now if she wants to sue, she will WANT a lawyer
You missed it!
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I hope your mother-in-law heals completely. Getting older and more immobile is frustrating for those that age.

My mom, 70, falls a lot here lately. Banged herself up pretty good last time. So far it’s just been at home or in the yard, but one of these days it’ll happen in public and........ ChaChing!!!! Gonna own us a HEB or Hobby Lobby or maybe even a ChickFilA. It’s like buying a lottery ticket. Just gotta wait for that number to come up. Many of y’all are just as ridiculous as what I just typed!

And it looks to me, that the tile in question is floated with grout to a common grade....not to mention the tape designating a change in elevation is clearly visible.
I have a new list of people banned from my properties! Evidently, I now have to be responsible for the balance of others.
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I've always called BS10 on how lawsuits work. The more money a company has the more you get to sue for

The only law suits that should be won should be when someone is negligent.

Now should Lowe's pay for her medical? IMO depends on that tile, how long it's been that way (if it's uneven), and several other factors. In this sue happy world can't blame Lowe's for playing it safe, whatever that means.
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that little chip in one tile didn't cause anything.....
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I guess I missed the tile picture when I originally saw the thread. I thought we were talking about a broken stack sitting out.
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Wonder if I can sue for all the splinters I got loading my own lumber.
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I hope your mother-in-law heals completely. Getting older and more immobile is frustrating for those that age.

My mom, 70, falls a lot here lately. Banged herself up pretty good last time. So far it’s just been at home or in the yard, but one of these days it’ll happen in public and........ ChaChing!!!! Gonna own us a HEB or Hobby Lobby or maybe even a ChickFilA. It’s like buying a lottery ticket. Just gotta wait for that number to come up. Many of y’all are just as ridiculous as what I just typed!

And it looks to me, that the tile in question is floated with grout to a common grade....not to mention the tape designating a change in elevation is clearly visible.

I have a new list of people banned from my properties! Evidently, I now have to be responsible for the balance of others.


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Does the MIL have health insurance?
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If you touched a fence at Lowe’s with this sign on it, and it caused heart problems which stayed with you forever, would you sue?? Lol



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Seriously, an attorney isn't always used just to make bank. Sometimes they are necessary just to make sure the other party pays its share of the bills. I wasn't there so I won't comment on negligence/responsibility on this one.
Prayers for you MIL that she recovers well

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Old 04-30-2021, 11:16 AM   #97
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Why does she NEED a lawyer? You act like Lowe's is suing her lol

She may want a lawyer, but she don't need one
She's going to be talking to one if Lowe's contacts her.

So your non-lawyer advice is to not be represented? Interesting.
I'll see if I can find one actual lawyer who would give the same advice.

Nope. Didn't find one.

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I've always called BS10 on how lawsuits work. The more money a company has the more you get to sue for

The only law suits that should be won should be when someone is negligent.

Now should Lowe's pay for her medical? IMO depends on that tile, how long it's been that way (if it's uneven), and several other factors. In this sue happy world can't blame Lowe's for playing it safe, whatever that means.
Inaccurate. The suit is mostly based on damages, in a monetary form.
If it's ten bucks in damages, it doesn't matter how many billions the defendant has. Now...if they act in bad faith, sure they might get hit for more than that.

You know who can best evaluate that? Yeah, not us.

And as to negligence....Lowe's is in a great position to fix this hazard.

And right now, we don't have any idea, but what if the store manager knows of a few other people that have tripped in this same spot. Maybe that's why that silly tape is there. And then what if some other folks tripped there after the tape was installed? At what point should Lowe's do something about it?

Part of the point of a lawsuit is the deterrent effect. Fix hazards on your property even if it costs you a few bucks.

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that little chip in one tile didn't cause anything.....
What does OSHA say about trip hazards?
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:18 AM   #98
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She's going to be talking to one if Lowe's contacts her.

So your non-lawyer advice is to not be represented? Interesting.
I'll see if I can find one actual lawyer who would give the same advice.

Nope. Didn't find one.



Inaccurate. The suit is mostly based on damages, in a monetary form.
If it's ten bucks in damages, it doesn't matter how many billions the defendant has. Now...if they act in bad faith, sure they might get hit for more than that.

You know who can best evaluate that? Yeah, not us.

And as to negligence....Lowe's is in a great position to fix this hazard.

And right now, we don't have any idea, but what if the store manager knows of a few other people that have tripped in this same spot. Maybe that's why that silly tape is there. And then what if some other folks tripped there after the tape was installed? At what point should Lowe's do something about it?

Part of the point of a lawsuit is the deterrent effect. Fix hazards on your property even if it costs you a few bucks.



What does OSHA say about trip hazards?
You should have went to law school......
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:23 AM   #99
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Seriously, an attorney isn't always used just to make bank. Sometimes they are necessary just to make sure the other party pays its share of the bills. I wasn't there so I won't comment on negligence/responsibility on this one.
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Thanks she isn’t trying to make bank , and was back in ER last night because blood started leaking from her eye, those dang MRI’s are racking up quick
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:25 AM   #100
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You should have went to law school......
I think he does insurance, soooooo, close enough
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