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How Long To Settle My PI Claim Against Burger King*?

Fast food restaurants can be accident prone at times. Accidents can happen because hot food or coffee is spilled on you accidentally by an employee who is not paying attention, or untrained. You could easily slip over on trash that is on the restaurant floor or food or drink that has spilled from someone’s table.

When restrooms and the restaurant itself are cleaned, the floor is not always dried properly afterwards, leaving a slippery surface. If you do slip or trip over something in a Burger King or other fast food restaurant, you may be able to claim compensation for any medical treatment and lost earnings that you have had to forfeit as a result of injuries sustained in the restaurant. A personal injury attorney can explain your legal options and help negotiate a settlement.

How Soon You Should Settle

If you do decide to file a claim after an accident that you believe was the fault of the restaurant management or an employee who worked there, then you do need to think carefully about what you need to submit with your claim. There are time limits called statute of limitations that determine how long you have after the accident before no claim can be filed. These are determined by each state and tend to be either two or three years from the date of the accident.

While that might seem plenty of time to file a claim, you do have to consider just how long it takes to settle a claim. This could be quite quick if the evidence you have is very clear and you have all the necessary documentation handy to submit with your claim.

Some claims take months or even years from the date you actually file it with the insurance provider of the at-fault party. The best advice is to start planning for a personal injury claim against a burger restaurant as soon as you can after the injury, but don’t be too hasty about filing the claim until you have everything ready to submit.

Why You Should Take Your Time to Settle

When a settlement is rushed, quite often it is denied by the insurer. This is because documentation is missing, meaning that the insurer cannot tell how you got your figures quoted for compensation.

It could be because the case against the restaurant is not solid enough. If you have not contacted eye witnesses, for example, then the accident could be a question of your word against the restaurant manager.

While claims do need to be filed as soon as possible after an injury that was not your fault, they must be as well prepared as possible. The best way to ensure that your personal claim is ready to be filed with the insurer is to double check the documentation you have with a personal injury attorney.

How a Lawyer Can Help

An attorney can help provide valuable legal advice, give an opinion about the chances of success if you file a claim for compensation and provide professional and determined negotiating power when you have to deal with the insurance adjuster. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation on this page today.

*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 Burger King, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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