Auto Accidents in a Subway Drive Through*

There is always a chance of being injured in an auto accident, even when you are not on a busy highway. Many accidents happen in what might seem to be the most unlikely places, like parking lots and drive through restaurants! Wherever an accident takes place, if you are not to blame for the accident you will want to minimize the financial repercussions of dealing with injuries that were not your fault.

You may be able to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer, as long as you have sufficient proof that this person caused your injuries through their own negligence. A successful claim can help to pay for medical treatment, repair the damage to your vehicle, and compensate for any lost earnings and the pain and suffering caused by the injuries. Talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as your injuries allow you to do so to discuss your legal options.

There are restraurants in almost every conceivable location, including suburban shopping malls, airport departure lounges and by busy highways. Most highway eateries tend to have drive through facilities where customers can order what they want through an intercom and collect the meal or snack while sitting in their own car. These drive-through areas can get busy at breakfast and lunchtimes, and that’s when accidents are more likely to happen.

Personal Injury Claims after a Restaurant Drive Through Auto Accident

However your injuries were caused, you will need to show evidence of negligence on the part of the driver who crashed into you if you hope to obtain compensation. In some states, compensation through a personal injury claim is only available as an option if you have been seriously injured and in other states if fault is shared, in other words if you and the other driver were both to blame, then the amount of compensation may be reduced or unavailable. These are the things that you may need to sort out with the help of an attorney.

Insurance adjusters tend to minimize the liability of their client as much as they can, but with good, sound proof showing what happened, you have a better chance of obtaining the sort of compensation you need. Generally, auto accidents that happen on the grounds of a restaurant should have plenty of witnesses who would have seen what happened. If you were hit by a speeding driver exiting from the drive through lane without looking out, then this would be reasonable grounds for proving negligence.

Why You Should Use a Personal Injury Attorney

You are advised to seek legal help from an experienced personal injury attorney before submitting a claim or negotiating with an at-fault driver’s insurer. Most personal injury attorneys work on contingency fee arrangements and should offer a free initial consultation and defer fees until a compensation payment is forthcoming.

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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 Subway, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.