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November 8, 2020
Posted by: OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers
Food poisoning litigation can be complex, and the negotiation process is often drawn out. An attorney with relevant experience will have an in-depth understanding of food poisoning laws and cases and can use this experience to help you build the strongest case and maximize your compensation.
If you plan to seek legal compensation for your food poisoning, reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case. Call OFT Food Safety and Injury Lawyers at (888) 828-7807 or use our online contact form to reach out.
The negotiation process in food poisoning cases should be approached strategically. Your attorney will be with you to offer guidance at each stage, to find the solution that is best for you. Unfortunately, food poisoning lawsuits face considerable obstacles and difficulties.
In this type of case, you must prove, 1) that a certain food item was contaminated and 2) that contact with this food item caused you to become ill.
Because food poisoning can happen anywhere, you may not know exactly where you came into contact with the illness. If you do know, you may not have a record of contact. If you paid with cash, lost your receipt, or ate alone, you may have difficulty proving that you ate there in the first place.
It can also be difficult to prove that your specific episode was a result of that dining experience. To make things more difficult, if your case is a result of a large corporation’s negligence, that company has significant resources and will often fight tooth and nail to avoid paying out damages.
A reputable food safety law firm will be honest with you about your chances and work with you to build an effective strategy for pursuing compensation. Your attorney is on your team: a win for you is a win for them.
Negotiating compensation is often a lengthy process, so it’s important to be prepared for a legal fight.
After receiving medical treatment, gather any evidence you can of your illness. Receipts, samples of your food, texts, and witness accounts can all bolster your claim. Because foodborne illnesses are time sensitive, it is important to act quickly.
The negotiation process may take several months or a few years, depending on the details of your case.
At OFT, we believe that food should be safe for everyone. If you or a loved one is a victim of food poisoning, you deserve justice. Our team is ready to help you build your case and understand your rights. With over 40 years of combined experience in food safety law, our attorneys are ready to help you find the source of your illness and fight for the compensation you deserve.