I was told that if I want to claim compensation for an accident in an Asda supermarket I will have to go to court. Is this correct?
If you want to claim compensation for an accident in an Asda supermarket you should be prepared to go to court; however it is likely that if you have a strong case it will not be necessary for your Asda supermarket accident claim to progress that far. Only when evidence of negligence is weak, there is contributory negligence on your part or when the level of compensation for an accident in an Asda supermarket is particularly high will an insurance company usually risk litigation through the courts.
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When there is clear evidence of supermarket negligence it is likely that an out of court settlement can be agreed between your chosen personal injury solicitor and the insurance company of the supermarket. Taking any claim for compensation for an accident in an Adsa supermarket before a judge is unlikely to be in an insurance companyâ€™s best interests if the chance of successfully defending the claim is low.
Defending a claim in the courts will incur increased legal costs for the defence; in addition to the defence being ordered to pay the legal costs of the claimant should the claim for compensation for an accident in an Asda supermarket be ruled in your favour. It is unlikely that the insurance company will be willing to risk paying these additional costs if on the balance of probabilities it is unlikely to be able to successfully defend the claim.
Court action should also not be necessary if Asda accepts liability for the accident. If it can be clearly demonstrated that the supermarket was to blame for an accident, the insurance company may even try to contact you directly with an offer of compensation. However, should this happen it is important that a personal injury solicitor is consulted so that the offer can be assessed. Such offers tend to be far lower than the full entitlement to supermarket accident compensation.
If you are looking to make a claim for an accident in an Adsa supermarket it is important that your claim is prepared and pursued by an experienced personal injury solicitor if you want to maximise the likelihood of success and of negotiating an appropriate out of court settlement.