Drive through restaurants are convenient places to pick up takeout food and drink because you don’t even have to get out of your car to get your order. However, this doesn’t mean they are safe places, and typically those using them are in a hurry and get impatient if the line to collect food is slow. Once they get their order they are intent on getting out of the drive-through with food in one hand and the wheel in the other. This means they don’t have full control over their vehicle and could cause an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver in a drive through, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver who caused your accident. You have to be sure that you know who caused the accident and should ask a personal injury attorney to help you make your claim.
Personal Injury Claims after a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident
If you have been involved in a car crash with a negligent driver in a drive-through and you know the accident wasn’t caused by you, it’s most likely to be a rear-ender. This is because drivers in a hurry who are not paying full attention may be driving too fast to stop when a vehicle is parked in front of them in the drive through or is waiting to leave the drive through. This sort of accident can cause debilitating whiplash that can take months to recover from.
You will need to find out the personal injury laws in the state where the accident took place. Sometimes there are time limits on filing such claims. You will next need to gather important evidence to back up your claim.
The sorts of evidence you should submit include the contact details of witnesses, photos that may have been taken at the scene of the accident, and medical reports detailing the extent of your injuries and likely recovery time provided by your physician.
Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney
As soon as you believe you have a good case for filing a personal injury claim, it’s in your best interest to book a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney will advise if anything needs to be added before the claim is filed.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Arby’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.