It’s not just bad luck if you are hit by a vehicle while you are at a drive through restaurant. It can be extremely painful, stressful, and financially damaging. The best advice is to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can, especially if you think you have sufficient proof to show who hit you and that the accident was avoidable. A successful personal injury claim can help to pay expensive medical bills, replace any lost wages caused by an inability to return to work after the accident, finance repair bills for your car, and compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the accident.
Personal Injury Claims after a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident
If you have been hit by another vehicle driver while waiting in a line of vehicles at a restaurant or when entering or exiting the drive though lane, you may have been injured and are naturally considering suing the other driver for negligence. You will need proof that the other driver acted in an unsafe manner, and you will need to submit this proof with your claim within the state’s statute of limitations (the number of years within which you must file a claim).
If you are unlucky, you may have been hurt by an unlicensed driver, or a government employee. At least with the latter there is still a good chance of obtaining compensation, although the rules about filing a claim are different than what they might be if you were hit by a private individual.
With the focus on proving negligence, it is important to obtain contact details of any eye witnesses. This should be relatively easy outside a restaurant. There may be a police report, and it is important to collect important documentation, such as medical reports, vehicle damage reports, and evidence from work showing what you may be losing in wages or other earnings.
Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney
An experienced personal injury attorney can really make a difference if you are considering making a claim for compensation against a negligent driver. The attorney can assess your case before filing a claim, provide an opinion about its chance of success, help with obtaining crucial evidence, and negotiate with the insurer.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Popeyes, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.