Our cars spend just as much time in parking lots as they do on our roads. For this reason, parking lots are essential areas for maintaining order to avoid accidents. Still, parking lot accidents can and do occur. Although you don’t think they could cause severe injuries, such as whiplash, a collision can bring about immense suffering.
When you’re the victim of someone’s negligence in a parking lot accident, it’s difficult to understand who’s at fault for your damages. Continue reading to learn more about pursuing compensation for damages brought on from your parking lot accident.
How Parking Lot Accidents Are Different Than Typical Car Accidents
Many parking lots are considered private property. Unlike public roadways, the police may not respond as swiftly to the scene unless serious injuries occur at the scene of the accident. Despite this possibility, you should always contact the proper authorities after your parking lot accident.
Parking lot accidents also allow the option to pursue legal action against the landowner. If the parking lot has severe flaws, which led to your accident, you may have a strong case against the landowners. Your goal in this situation is to connect the owner’s negligence to the damages you sustained as a result of the accident.
Examples of Faulty Parking Lot Settings
Extreme amounts of debris or broken light poles are examples of unsafe parking lot areas. Maybe the parking lines are incorrectly labeled or particular objects obscure the view of drivers. Uneven pavement can also lead to dangerous situations that could lead to multiple injuries.
There are a multitude of factors that create unsafe parking lots. Unfortunately, many parking lots don’t address these issues until it’s too late, and someone is the victim of negligence.
Reach Out to a Parking Lot Accident Lawyer
Kooi Law will help you fight for compensation for your parking lot accident. No matter your situation, we’re here to help you determine the liable party and gather evidence that proves their negligence.
Careless driving does not belong in a place that has multiple people walking and driving. Do you suspect that flaws with the parking lot itself is responsible for your injuries? We are here to support you.
We’ll help you gather evidence that will prove your damages were brought upon by the carelessness of landowners. When you’re ready for a free consultation, call 317-569-1335 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.