As a rule of thumb, you’ll typically pay more for an item when purchasing it out of a vending machine that you would if you bought the same thing in a supermarket. With vending machines, be they on a railway station concourse, at a leisure centre, or anywhere else for that matter, you’re paying for convenience. Another downside of vending machines is that they typically sell pretty unhealthy fare. Packets of crisps, chocolate bars and cans of fizzy drinks will most often be the order of the day.
One upside to this, is that the items sold in vending machines have a pretty long shelf life. This means that the companies responsible for operating vending machines don’t have to constantly worry about their stock passing its sell by date and making people ill. However, the fact that vending machines don’t need to checked as regularly as a supermarket’s fresh meat shelves means that items can be left on sale for too long.
If you were to be made ill after consuming an item from a vending machine that was past its sell by date, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of personal injury action against its operator with the help and assistance of a top-class 100% no win no fee solicitors in Linlithgow.
Out of date vending machine products and solicitors in Linlithgow
Imagine that you were about to embark on a long train journey. You’ve bought your ticket and made your way down to the platform you need to catch your train from. Thoughts of personal injury solicitors in Linlithgow are not troubling you at all. Out of the corner of your eye, you catch glimpse of a vending machine selling chocolate bars and the like. You make your way over to peruse what’s on offer, and decide to treat yourself to something for the journey.
Once on board your train, you avail yourself of a cup of tea from the buffet trolley and tuck into your confectionery. The chocolate bar doesn’t taste quite right, but you put this down to the fact that you’ve had a bit of a cold and polish it off regardless. As the journey progresses, you start to feel unwell. Things get worse, and by the time you reach your destination, there’s “action at both ends”, to use a footballing analogy.
You’re well enough to gather your things in preparation to alight your train. As you’re doing so, you pick up the packaging that your chocolate bar was in and notice that it was six months out of date. Under these circumstances, a top solicitors in Linlithgow from Accident Advice Helpline might be able to offer you representation.