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Posted in Food Safety on April 14, 2023
While most cases of food poisoning are mild and resolve on their own, some can be severe and require medical attention. If you have been the victim of severe food poisoning, it is critical to contact a food poisoning attorney as soon as possible, and here is how they can help your case.
When a food poisoning attorney takes on your case, they will immediately conduct a thorough investigation. That includes:
Once your attorney has gathered enough evidence, they will begin building the case. This may involve working with medical experts to establish a link between the pathogen and your illness and calculating your damages. Medical experts are expensive to hire but essential in food poisoning cases. They provide critical evidence and insights that can help directly link your illness and the contaminated food.
Negotiating a settlement in a food poisoning case requires skill and experience. After evaluating your damages (e.g., medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering), estimating the value of your claim, and gathering evidence to support it, your attorney will draft a demand letter to send to the responsible party. The demand letter will include the amount of compensation that you are seeking and a detailed explanation of the damages suffered. Your lawyer will then engage in negotiations with the responsible party or their insurance company, which can go back and forth for some time. With their understanding of the tactics used by insurance companies, they will protect your rights and ensure you only settle for fair compensation.
If the responsible party is unwilling to negotiate a settlement or your damages are substantial and the at-fault party will not pay fair compensation, you and your attorney may choose to file a lawsuit. If so, your attorney will argue your case before a judge or jury and fight for you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
A food safety lawyer will generally be able to help you recover much more compensation than you would going through the claims process alone. Studies show that personal injury victims with representation often recover two to three times more, even after lawyer fees. In addition, most food poisoning attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless you win.