Fast food restaurants are one of the most popular ways for Americans to eat out. According to Statista, more than half of all Americans eat fast food at least once per week. If you were picking up a meal and were injured in a drive-thru crash, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a lawsuit for compensation for damages owed due to another person or entity's negligence. You can file a PI claim against an individual, a corporation, or most commonly, an insurance company. You will only be entitled to a personal injury settlement if you were not fully responsible for an accident.
For example, if you rear-ended another customer in line at the drive-thru, you are likely not eligible for a PI settlement. On the other hand, if the other driver rear-ended you and caused significant damage to your vehicle, you might have a great personal injury case against the other party.
Speaking With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a drive-thru, you should speak with a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as you can. You have a limited time to file a PI claim, so it's always best to err on the side of caution and start your claim process to receive a settlement quickly and efficiently. A personal injury attorney is your best resource for filing a claim on time and representing your case in court if need be.
Here's a little more information on filing a personal injury claim in a drive-thru restaurant: