Hit by a Chain Store's Vehicle...

by Tammy

I was coming out of a well known doughnut chain store and walking to the car and a company pick-up truck hit me on the left side of my body.

I went to the hospital. I had bad swelling and bruising. Now my left side is almost black from it and I can't walk without a cane. The driver was driving with no license (his license was under suspension and he was arrested).

This happened a week ago. I haven't been able to drive to get things done because I drive a stick shift. What can I do?

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ANSWER for "Hit by a Chain Store's Vehicle...":

First and foremost, you should consider filing an incident report with the store to document what occurred. Next, you will want to speak with the store manager and advise him/her that you need the store's insurance information because you were injured and wish to submit a claim.

It's difficult to remember things days, weeks or months after they occurred, so you may want to begin documenting everything with a journal.

You will also want to save all of your medical bills and advise your medical providers that this is a personal injury claim so that you do not get referred to collections if you do not pay your medical bills.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

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by: Anonymous

Three words...GET A LAWYER.

We are looking at the same sort of thing. Do not talk to their Insurance Company's lawyer.

Get a personal Injury Lawyer and document everything. This may not get settled for awhile, so you can't rely on memory.

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