If you have been injured in an incident at Wal-Mart, you are probably wondering when you should file a claim. A statute of limitations applies in every state to various kinds of situations, so you need to make sure your claim is filed before time is up or you will miss your opportunity to be compensated for your losses.
You should, however, immediately notify the store of your injury and the accident so they can file an accident report and be aware that you were hurt on their premises and that you have suffered injuries and damages as a result.
Your claim could be filed the following week or the following year, depending on the situation and the statute of limitations.
Filing An Actual Claim Against Wal-Mart
While you should have notified the store that you were injured in an incident there, you don't have to file a claim that day or even that week. Actually, before you start talking with Claims Management, Inc. and provide them with any details or any information, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
Your attorney can advise you on what information you should provide and supervise you when you are making statements to the adjuster. After all, while Claims Management, Inc. might seem like a third-party adjuster looking out for you, they are a subsidiary of Wal-Mart working to protect their main company's interests.
The laws of the state where the accident took place prevail. That means you might have a couple of months to actually file a claim against the store or you might have a couple of years.
Your attorney can advise you on this aspect as well and can make sure your claim is filed in a timely manner. Also, the amount of your claim can be difficult to determine but is dependent on your injuries and their severity.
Your lawyer can help you with that aspect of the personal injury claim against Wal-Mart as well. However, filing a claim as quickly as possible is usually beneficial in the claims process and can usually help you get your settlement negotiations underway more quickly.
Your lawyer can determine which damages you suffered and calculate a fair figure for your claim so you get the compensation you deserve.
Consulting With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an incident at Wal-Mart, you should consult with a personal injury attorney right away. A lawyer will be able to investigate your incident, assess your claim, and then offer guidance in how to proceed with a claim against the retailer.
Without an attorney, your claim has minimal chances of success because Wal-Mart has its own legal team working for it. Working on a contingency basis, your attorney will get paid until he or she gets you money.
You have nothing to lose and no upfront expenses. Schedule a free case evaluation today so you can get your claim underway.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Wal-Mart, you may not be entitled to any compensation.