If you suffered an injury at Wal-Mart and you have pursued a personal injury claim, it might take a while to get the claim settled. Resolving a settlement varies on a case by case basis.
According to legal documents and records, Wal-Mart gets sued about 20 times a day, which means about 5,000 new lawsuits are filed against the discount store chain every year. Many of those lawsuits involve personal injury claims against the retail giant.
As a big company, Wal-Mart is a big defendant and fighting this chain is different than dealing with many other companies. Because of the company's size, income, and reputation, it has an established legal team that is ready to defend it against the allegations that it might face.
Working to get the best deal that it can through aggressive legal representation, Wal-Mart works to get by giving the victims as little as possible and by defending itself against claims of negligence. With that being said, it could take a few weeks, a few months, or even years to settle your personal injury claim against Wal-Mart depending on the situation.
Each claim is handled on a case by case basis with no two claims being alike.
How Does Wal-Mart Handle Personal Injury Claims?
Wal-Mart has set up its own subsidiary which is called Claims Management, Inc. Claims Management, Inc. acts as a third-party insurance adjuster that manages, values, and tracks any claims that are filed against Wal-Mart. The subsidiary handles all the legwork involved with processing an injury claim against the chain.
Claims Management, Inc. will get the information needed from any victims and will try to get you to give the company a recorded statement. While it appears that you are working with a third-party who will treat you fairly, you are still dealing with Wal-Mart.
Claims Management, Inc. handles all claims, including claims from customers who were injured by merchandise falling in the store, consumers tripping because of hazards in the parking lot, slip and fall injuries in Wal-Mart, and any other injuries that might be suffered as a result of the retailer's negligence and failure to be proactive in keeping its facilities safe and free from obstructions and dangers.
Your personal injury claim will require evidence, such as photos, medical records, and witness testimony to prove what really did happen and how you were injured.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered an injury and you believe Wal-Mart is liable for the damages that resulted, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney understands the process of filing a personal injury suit, and more importantly, he or she will know how to win lawsuits against Wal-Mart. Working on a contingency basis, a personal injury lawyer will not be paid until you get a judgment or settlement.
Your attorney will work to ensure you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve after being injured. Because of the statute of limitations that applies, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer right away.
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*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 Wal-Mart, you may not be entitled to any compensation.