If you have an unexpected accident in a coffee shop, and suffer some kind of injury, you may be able to claim compensation if you believe that the accident was preventable. Typical accidents in a coffee shop or restaurant are slip and fall accidents where you slip over on something slippery on the floor or trip over something that is lying on the ground.
Not every accident is necessarily the fault of the people who work in the coffee shop, but when negligence has caused your injury you have the right to claim compensation through a personal injury claim. It is always advisable to obtain legal help from an attorney.
How Soon You Should Settle
You might be wondering if there is a best time to seek compensation from the cafe after an injury in one of their coffee shops. Most attorneys would agree that the sooner you file a claim, the better. This is mainly because in a place like a cafe, you would probably have to depend on eye witnesses who saw what happened.
You need evidence of negligence on the part of the employee, the management or the company itself to obtain compensation from the company’s insurer. The sooner you prepare to file a claim, the more likely that the details of your accident will be fresh in the minds of those people who were in the cafe at the time and have consented to making a statement supporting your version of what happened.
Why You Should Take Your Time to Settle
Although it is best to file a claim as soon as you are able to do so, your claim must be well prepared. It might seem contradictory advice to suggest that you don’t rush your claim, but if you submit the claim without all the documentation needed, your claim could either be rejected outright or a much smaller amount than what you need may be offered.
Generally, the more serious your injuries, the more compensation you will probably be seeking, so you should also be more careful about the details of the damages sought. If your injuries are likely to last a long time, you can still file a claim, but you must have a good estimate of future costs, especially future medical treatment and loss of wages.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Personal injury claims are not easy, especially when you are filing a claim against a major corporation. You are advised to discuss the accident with a personal injury attorney before actually filing a claim to see what advice he/she can give. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to consult with a lawyer who can negotiate a settlement on your behalf on a contingency fee basis.
*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 Starbucks, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.