Can I sue a gas station if the gas pump hose sprayed me from head to toe?
Question Details: I put the nozzle into my tank and pressed the 87 grade to start the gas pump, when I started to pump gas started spraying me all over from the hose and all over my car. I went inside to get them to cut it off and they did also they filled out an incident report. Then about 30 minutes later I started feeling sick and my chest started getting tight. I took a breathing treatment and my head started hurting really bad so I then went to the ER to be treated.
Prior to filing a lawsuit against the gas station, it may be possible to settle the case with the gas station's insurance carrier.
After completing your medical treatment and being released by the doctor, obtain your medical bills, medical reports and if applicable, documentation of wage loss. Your claim filed with the gas station's insurance carrier should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. The medical reports document your injury and are used to determine compensation for pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If the case is settled with the gas station's insurance carrier, NO lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with the settlement offers, reject them and file a lawsuit for negligence against the gas station.
If the case is NOT settled, your lawsuit against the gas station must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.