If you were injured because of the actions or inactions of McDonald's and its employees, you might have a personal injury case pending against the fast food restaurant. After all, negligence can result from actions or inactions. Not all personal injury claims are cut and dry.
You have to prove your claim in order to be able to win a fair settlement. Just because you say you were injured when you slipped and fell because of a spilled drink in the restaurant doesn't mean you did indeed suffer an injury like that and it doesn't mean you will be awarded a settlement.
Instead, you need to consult with a personal injury attorney who can successfully help you build your case and help you win your personal injury claim against McDonald's.
Presenting Your Case
You must present documentation and evidence to support your claim against McDonald's. When you were injured, you should have notified a manager at the establishment.
Make sure you take note of his or her name. In return, the manager or other staff should have completed an accident report.
If there were any eyewitnesses to the accident, the witnesses should be asked to provide written statements detailing what they saw, what happened, and how it happened. This can be detrimental in supporting your claim against McDonald's.
Keep copies of all medical records. Your medical records will show what injuries were suffered and how you were hurt. Take photos of any visible injuries.
Also, make sure any physical limitations are properly documented. Get statements from any family members, coworkers, or acquaintances who can confirm how your physical abilities have been impacted by the injuries that you suffered.
Gather up all medical bills. This can be the emergency room bill, physician visits, prescription records, specialist visits, physical therapy visits, and surgical procedures.
All these bills need to be added together. Mantain accurate documentation regarding lost wages.
Keep copies of timesheets and paystubs as well as copies of physician notes saying you are unable to work. Calculate the total of your lost wages based on your regular pay.
Was McDonald's Negligent?
You will have to show that the inactions or actions of the restaurant were negligent and led to your accident, such as a fall. Then, you have to prove that the fall resulted in the injuries that you suffered.
After you prove those two aspects of your claim, you should be on your way to getting a fair settlement.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
Facing off against a business such as McDonald's for a personal injury claim can be a challenge and almost impossible. You should consult with a personal injury attorney so you can make sure your claim is on the right track. Your odds of a successful claim improve greatly when you are working with an experienced lawyer.
You have nothing to lose because your lawyer will not be paid until you get compensated for your damages. Schedule a free case evaluation right away.
*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 McDonald's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.