Who Pays Compensation for a Grocery Store Injury?
Grocery stores have the legal obligation of keeping people in them safe. Everyone from the general public to the people who work at the grocery store has the reasonable expectation of not being injured on the premises.
When you do suffer an injury in the grocery store, your first thought revolves around who will compensate you. You can identify the rightful party to pay your compensation by hiring one of the Chicago IL injury attorneys from Trapp & Geller today.
Discovering the Responsible Party
Your attorney can immediately discover who is to blame for your injury and what insurance policy has the obligation of covering your accident-related expenses. He or she can send an immediate notification to the store about your injury. Your attorney can also request a prompt response from the store about who its insurer is and how to contact that company.
Once your attorney knows the name and contact information of the insurer, he or she can file a claim against it. Your legal team will pursue the insurer until it compensates you fully for your medical expenses, loss of income, and punitive damages.
Filing a Lawsuit
If the insurer fails to cover your expenses, your lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf. The lawsuit will seek to hold the insurer and grocery store responsible for what happened to you. It will not only seek compensation for your loss of income and medical costs but also punitive damages that you suffered as a result of the accident.
If the insurer wants to settle out of court, your attorney can make sure that the sum offered to you is more than adequate. He or she can negotiate a better settlement if the first offer pales to what you are legally entitled to under your state’s laws.
Hold the grocery store and its insurer accountable for your injury. Contact one of the Chicago IL injury attorneys from Trapp & Geller today.