How Long Will it Take To Settle My PI Claim Against 7-Eleven*?

When the store is busy on hot days staff don’t always find the time to monitor products that have been spilt on the floor, even though the premises are supposed to be kept in a safe condition for customers to use.

If you have been injured while slipping and falling you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to cover you for the financial hardship you need to endure due to an injury that’s not your fault. In most states you are given 3 years to do this so you can take your time to ensure you are fully compensated for the effects of the accident.

How Soon Should You Settle?

You are given 2 to 3 years to submit the PI claim under the state’s statute of limitations. You should take as long as it’s necessary to produce a claim that won’t be rejected by the insurer. If you file the claim too soon the chances are you won’t have calculated the full financial effect of the accident.

This may please the insurer but it won’t be of much use to you if you find that you have higher medical bills than expected because you put in the claim when there had been no final decision on the length of your recovery time. So don’t try to reach a settlement too soon as you will regret it.

Why You Should Take Your Time to Settle With Home Depot

Depending on the severity of your injuries it may take some time before you are sure what the financial burden is likely to be. You will need a medical report from your doctor stating your likely recovery time and how much medical treatment you will require.

You will need receipts from the early treatment you received when the accident at theconvenience store took place. On top of this you will require a full assessment of your loss of earnings as this will make up part of your PI claim.

Pain and suffering that you have endured will need to have a cash value as well. Typically the most important thing you need to do before your claim will be accepted by the insurer is to provide the evidence that proves the store acted negligently because it didn’t provide a safe place for you to visit.

The sort of proof includes eye witness’s accounts and photos of the accident scene. A security camera in the store may have some footage of the accident which supports your claim it took place in the gas station store.

How an Lawyer Can Help You

It may not seem too difficult to file a PI claim on your own, but the insurer may make it as difficult as they can to ensure you don’t get any compensation at all. However an experienced PI attorney will work hard on your behalf to get together a claim that will be hard for the store to dispute. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation on this page to consult with a lawyer about your claim.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against 7-Eleven, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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