Injury from a fall at a local business
My 25 year old son fell down a set of very steep steps with narrow treads at a auto repair shop in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at approx 9:30 am. The fall dislocated his thumb and gave him a small cut. My daughter who was with him saw that he looked like he might be going into shock (she has trained as an EMT) so she immediately took him to the ER for treatment. She did not go back inside of the business to tell them that he had fallen. I went by later that afternoon to pick up the vehicle and inquire about filling out an accident report and I was told that they did not have any type of policy or accident forms that deals with an injury on their premises, and they are claiming that since they were unaware of the accident happening, that it probably did not occur on their property. They referred me to their corporate lawyer, but she has not returned any of my calls. I know you have a limited amount of time to report an accident, and I am trying to find out if the business has any obligation to help out with the medical expenses, and if so what process I need to follow to file an accident report.