Been given a nasty dose of food poisoning after buying a snack from a van? Then you might be able to use the services of a decent solicitor to take personal action against its owner with a view to winning compensation as recompense for what happened to you. If you’re going to stand a good chance of winning your case and ultimately maximising the amount of compensation you receive, you’re going to need to have gathered as much evidence as possible to support your claim.
Taking action against the owner of a snack van can be a lot more difficult than suing a food vendor that operates from a single site, so having a solid case will be extremely important if you’re going to come out on top.
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Operators of the type of snack vans you might see on the side of motorways or at one-off events are subject to the same health and safety rules as food vendors who conduct their business from a single permanent site. Failure to maintain standards could mean having their licence to trade taken away from them, which would often be catastrophic to their livelihood.
Although seeing a trader who made you ill go out of business might make you feel better, it won’t do you any material good. This is where a good solicitor could come into play.
If your solicitor is going to be able to take action against a dodgy snack van that’s sold you an item of food that’s made you ill, it will need solid evidence. You’ll obviously need medical proof that you suffered the illness you claim to have. This will be simple. All you’ll need to have done is visit your doctor when you were poorly.
You’ll also need to be able to locate the operator of the snack van in question. This may be tricky if it does not operate from one place. You may find that the owners of the land that the trader was selling his dodgy food from won’t help you, through fear of breaching privacy or data protection law. Your solicitor may be able to help you here.
If you have been given a nasty dose of food poisoning after indulging in a snack from a roadside van, you should call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 if you’re considering taking some form of no win no fee* in Cookstown action.