Legal Tips for Protecting Your Rights When You Are Made Ill By Contaminated Food
Do I Need an Attorney?
Not every illness caused by contaminated food requires the involvement of an attorney. However, please keep in mind that insurance companies make their money from the difference between premiums collected and claims paid. They have an incentive to pay out as little as possible on a claim.
An insurance adjuster for the food establishment has no obligation or duty to inform you of your rights. They have the benefit of consulting with retained attorneys for the insurance company.
Remember, once a claim is settled and a Release executed, you will generally be prevented from seeking any further compensation from the released party. Insurance industry studies show claimants who are represented by an attorney recover substantially more than those who are unrepresented.
Initial consultations with an attorney are usually free and do not commit you to hire an attorney.
Check out these helpful websites if you have been made ill by contaminated food:
Call 1-866-MN-LAW-4-U or 1-866-665-2948 to Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in Minnesota, you have options. Contact an attorney at Sawicki & Phelps, P.A. in Inver Grove Heights for experienced Twin Cities personal injury representation.
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