It’s a sad reality that our state roads and interstates are dogged by so many serious accidents. Unfortunately, it’s not just these busy places that are faced with the devastation to lives caused by accidents. Restaurant drive through experience a lot of accidents too, particularly ones caused by negligent drivers. In most states it’s possible to file a claim for personal injury compensation to cover the financial hardships caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault. However, to ensure your claim is successful you should consult a personal injury attorney first who will help you to win the settlement you deserve.
Personal Injury Claims after a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident
Most of the personal injury claims filed as a result of a restaurant drive through accident are caused by negligent drivers. A driver may have been driving far too fast while entering the drive through, causing a serious rear- ender accident to take place with the vehicle in front. Rear-ender accidents are notorious for inflicting serious damage to the vehicle in front, as well as putting the driver and passengers of the damaged vehicle in a state of shock that such an unexpected accident could take place. Along with this are the injuries associated with a rear-ender. Serious neck and back injuries could take place as the driver and passengers are suddenly thrust forward with no time to brace themselves.
If this has happened to you and you are not to blame for the accident, you will need to provide sufficient evidence to prove you didn’t cause the accident in any way. The standard forms of evidence required include:
- Photographs showing the accident scene
- Contact details of witnesses to the accident
- A written physician’s report including the injuries received and the likely recovery time
- Receipts showing medical treatment paid for up to now
- A police report if an officer attended the accident
Once you have gathered together all the required evidence and your attorney has checked it for relevance and consistency, you will then be ready to file a satisfactory claim.
Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney
There are some circumstances where an attorney is not required while there are other situations, such as filing for personal injury compensation, when an attorney is vital for the winning of a good settlement. If an insurer knows only too well that you don’t have a personal injury lawyer to represent you, the amount offered is likely to be far less than if a personal injury attorney had helped you through the process.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Hardee's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.