Parking Lots Present Risks for Car Accidents
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jul 10, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Car accidents in parking lots are unfortunately very common. Usually, the damage is minor, such as a dented bumper, but these accidents can sometimes lead to severe injuries, especially when pedestrians are involved.
Car wrecks are common in parking lots because many people are highly distracted, often focusing on moving in and out of spaces and other activities within a vehicle. Pedestrians further add to the chaos by walking through spaces or even chasing children through the parking lot.
If you or someone you love has been injured in the commotion of a parking lot, an experienced auto accident attorney can help you determine who is at-fault and get you the justice you deserve.
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If you have been in an accident, you should first call the police and your insurance company. Police will make a report of the incident, which is usually needed if you later decide to file a claim.
However, sometimes if a parking lot is on private property, police will decline to make a finding of fault, but this will not bar a claim for damages against the at-fault driver's insurance company.
It's also a good idea to exchange information, if possible, and to take a picture of any damage. Do not admit fault after an accident, even if you believe you may be partially or fully responsible for the accident.
It is often a good idea to contact an attorney following an accident, especially if there were injuries involved. Police usually do not assign fault after a parking lot accident on private property, so an attorney can gather evidence to demonstrate to an insurance adjuster who was at-fault.
A lawyer can gather medical evidence, such as bills and records and negotiate with insurance companies to make sure that injured victims get the compensation they deserve. The auto accident attorneys at Harbin & Burnett, LLP are ready to help.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. One of our experienced attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.