Parking Lot Injuries and Damages

Parking lots can be dangerous places. They’re often dark, and parking garages in particular have sharp curves and unexpected turns, with traffic moving in opposite directions. It’s not uncommon for a driver to be injured in a parking lot car accident, but it can be challenging to determine liability in a parking lot accident case, even if only one other driver was involved.

One of the primary causes of car accidents in parking lots is driver inattention. Many drivers lull themselves into a false sense of security when driving in a parking lot because there are fewer cars than on the road, and the speed limit is supposed to be low. However, this false sense of security can lead to accidents, which can be caused by any of the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Operating a vehicle in reverse without paying attention
  • Turning without looking
  • Potholes
  • Incorrect or inadequate signage
  • Inadequate lighting

When is the other driver liable?

The other driver involved in a parking lot car accident can be held liable if he or she ignored a stop or yield sign, was speeding through the parking lot, was driving without the lights on at night, failed to use a turn signal, ignored the traffic pattern (driving the wrong way) or committed any other type of traffic violation. In short, if the other driver was behaving in a negligent manner, that driver could be held liable for your property loss and injuries in the event of a crash.

Another example of when other drivers can be held liable, even if your vehicles did not collide, is if they are driving erratically to the point where you swerve to avoid a collision, but wind up hitting something else. If you hit a parked car, a building or another vehicle that is moving, the erratic driver might be held responsible for causing the crash.

Can a Chicago car accident lawyer help me with a parking lot crash?

As with any other type of car accident, it’s always in your best interest to speak to an experienced attorney about the crash that left you injured. Your attorney will review the police report and footage from security cameras, speak to witnesses, examine your medical records and build a case against the at-fault party.

No one wants to deal with insurance companies after an accident. At Gainsberg Law, we will handle all communication on your behalf with the insurance companies involved in the claim. This allows you to focus your time on recovering from the injuries you suffered.

Chicago is a crowded city, and parking lot accidents happen pretty often. Be sure to speak to an experienced car accident attorney from Gainsberg Law, P.C. about your injuries. Call our office at 312-313-1621 or complete a contact form to schedule a consultation today.

 

 

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