Unexpected auto accidents can set you back emotionally, physically, and financially. If you have been hurt badly in an auto accident and you know that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you should consider filing a personal injury claim against them. A successful compensation payment can help pay for treatment, replace lost earnings, and address the emotional and psychological effects of the accident. Talk to a personal injury attorney about your accident as soon as your injuries allow you to do so.
Personal Injury Claims after a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident
It’s no fun dealing with injuries from an auto accident that was not your fault, but if you are to recover damages, you do need to be able to prove that negligence occurred, unless you live in a no-fault state, like New York, and were not seriously injured.
A typical busy drive through restaurant is more accident prone than you might think. Maybe it’s because drivers get impatient when forced to wait in a line, or maybe it’s because their driving becomes erratic as their thoughts are distracted by the anticipation of eating. A common auto accident in a drive through restaurant is a rear end collision. This can cause significant injuries, such as whiplash, when the occupants of the vehicle in front are suddenly jolted forwards by the impact. Quite possibly they may have removed the protection of their seat belts in order to find some change to buy their meal.
Proving negligence may mean using eye witnesses to confirm what happened. Fortunately, there are usually other people in the vicinity of a restaurant drive through. In addition, proof can come in the form of photographic evidence, a police report, a vehicle repair shop’s report, and medical statements from your doctor or a hospital.
Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney
It is counterproductive to avoid using a personal injury attorney’s expertise to help you with a claim. Personal injury attorneys will have dealt with accidents like yours many times before and will know whether a claim has a good chance of succeeding. An experienced attorney will know what sort of evidence will help to support your case and can negotiate on your behalf. Most personal injury attorneys defer any legal fees until a payment is forthcoming and offer a free consultation to discuss your injuries before filing a claim.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Long John Silver's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.