Auto Accidents in a Starbucks Drive Through Restaurant*

Most people think that only busy interstates or other highways are more prone to accidents. This actually isn’t the case, as drive-through restaurants are places where accidents and serious injuries take place as well. Parking lots and their drive through facilities are very busy places. Typically, drivers are in a hurry--that’s why they use these types of restaurants to buy food and drink in the first place.

If you are an unfortunate victim of a car accident in a drive through and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation from the negligent driver who caused the accident. This compensation helps to relieve the financial hardship caused by the accident, but in order to win a suitable amount, you should consult a personal injury lawyer first.

Personal Injury Claims After a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident

If you are injured at a designated drive through restaurant by a negligent driver who isn’t paying attention, the chances are you will have been hit in the rear when the driver was speeding and waited too long to stop when a line had started to develop.

As long as the accident wasn’t your fault and your state allows personal injury claims, you will need to start to gather evidence proving who caused the accident before it’s too late. Most states limit the time you are allowed to file a claim, and often this is only 2 years from the date of the accident. To prove a driver was negligent, you will need to gather suitable evidence. This could include eye witness’s reports, photos of the scene of the accident, and a police officer’s account at the accident scene. A medical report detailing your injuries and likely recovery time always helps as well, particularly when it comes to calculating the cost of the medical treatment.

Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney

You might be convinced that you have a good case to win a successful personal injury claim. However, help from a personal injury attorney increases the chances that you will get the compensation you deserve, as the attorney will have the sort of experience that can ensure the claim is more likely to be successful.

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*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Starbucks, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.