Nothing can be "done" while a company is in bankruptcy. There is an automatic stay. Assuming of course, that the store is self insured.
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Attorney Adams has provided you with a very good answer. In short, he is confirming what your attorney told you. Best of luck.
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If store had insurance you can set aside the automatic stay in bankruptcy cases and proceed up to the insurance coverage limits only. Your attorney knows(or should anyway) how to deal with this situation. Follow their advice and have them explain your options.
As I am sure your lawyer has told you, a bankruptcy stays all suits and claims against a company. If the store had insurance he can move the bankruptcy court to set aside the automatic stay and proceed against them up to the insurance coverage limits.
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If the grocery store was self insured then the bankruptcy court will take over the processes, which can be daunting. The chances of recovery depend upon the financial health of the business.
If the store had liability insurance there is a procedure in which you can limit your recovery to the insurance proceeds and not be in bankruptcy court. You should discuss the exemption with your attorney.
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Stop talking to the secretary and insist upon speaking directly to your attorney. He should be able to explain it to you.
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