What exactly happened in your accident? Please provide a detailed explanation of what happened to you.
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You can try filing a lawsuit in small claims court. The link I have provided, for you below, is from the California Courts website, and explains the small claims process. Best of luck to you.
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You should definitely sue the franchise owner (check the fictitious business name statement for that location.) You can also sue McDonalds corp, but I dont see a practical reason for you to do so here.
Of course you can sue them in small claims. Get after them.
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If you proceed by way of small claims court, be aware that the movie has plowed some ground.
Your post does not address the critical facts: what kind of medical care was necessary to treat this injury, and were you factually incapable of working because of the injury? Small claims court judges can be a bit wry about "hot coffee" claims because of the movie, so you will need medical evidence that a physician did something other than first aid and that a physician instructed you to stand down from performing your regular duties of your employment for whatever period of time.
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More details are necessary to respond to this question. First of all, you must prove that McDonalds was liable for your injury because they did something or failed to do something that resulted in your injury. If if were not for what they did, you would not have been injured. Keep all receipts, make sure you have evidence such as photos and witnesses before going to court. Most important be prepared for court. Good luck.
We need more facts regarding your injury /and damages. You should first talk to an attorney in your local area and have him/her take a look at your medical records/case. It does so happen that some people don't scar as easily as other people and might even heal quicker, but that doesn't mean that the pain and suffering was any less.
We settled a few cases with McDonalds before. BUTI do agree with the other attorneys, (name them all in your suit) sue them all, either in small claims or with an attorney's help. If you have not filed your suit yet you should consider it because the statute of limitation is 2 years from date of loss. Best of luck! :)
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You can get free assistance from the Small Claims Advisor but, for now, you'll want to prepare a Claim of Plaintiff; the form probably can be downloaded from your local court's website or the State Judicial Council's website or you can fill one in at the courthouse. You will need to know McDonalds agent for service of process; you might easiest get that from McDonalds.
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