Can you tell me how long I have to claim for spraining a wrist from slipping in Aldi? The accident only happened a couple of weeks ago, but I cannot commit the time to taking legal action for the next few months.
There is a strict legal time frame in which a claim for spraining a wrist from slipping in Aldi can be initiated as governed by the Statute of Limitations. This is set at three years from the date that an injury was sustained. Delaying the initiation of the claim for a few months is certainly possible; however it is important that certain legal procedures and processes are completed promptly, if not immediately.
It is essential that the injury is reported to the grocery store as soon as possible. A report of the accident must be made in the grocery store’s accident book as this is important evidence to prove that you sustained your injury in the grocery store. Ideally this should have been done before leaving the store after sustaining your wrist injury, although you are entitled to return to the grocery store after you receive medical attention for your injuries to make the report. Completing this simple procedure months down the line is likely to harm your case.
Evidence of negligence must also be collected promptly as, if a claim for a sprained a wrist in an accident in Aldi cannot be substantiated with evidence, it will not be successful. Evidence of negligence is easiest to collect close to the time of the accident. Delaying this aspect of the claim process will similarly affect the probability of success, and could complicate your claim unnecessarily.
From your question it would appear that you believe that claiming compensation for a slip and fall in an Aldi grocery store involves a major time commitment on your part. It is true that making a claim for spraining a wrist from slipping in Aldi can take months, but very little of your time will need to be invested in the claim process.
If you allow a personal injury lawyer to investigate and prepare your claim for a sprained a wrist in an accident in Aldi, your involvement in the case will be minimal. Your lawyer will complete all the legal procedures on your behalf and, aside from an occasional consultation, all matters will be taken care of for you.
If you do not feel that you can initiate the claim promptly and want to delay the case for whatever reason, you should instruct a lawyer to prepare your case, and then delay sending the ‘letter of claim’ to initiate the claim process. You will not be obliged to pursue the case after it has been investigated, but as long as evidence is collected while it still exists, your right to claim compensation for a slip and fall in an Aldi grocery store will be preserved.