Three Injured in Car Accident in Parking Lot
A few weeks ago, several individuals sustained serious injuries in the parking lot of a Las Vegas Walmart after they crashed into a planter box and a stop sign. After colliding with these objects, the car ricocheted into the tree and into a shopping cart corral.
It is unsure why this single car crash occurred- whether the driver was at fault or whether Walmart could be held responsible for placing the objects in an obstructive and unsafe manner in the parking lot. What this story illustrates: even in the event of a single car crash, other parties could be liable.
Many people file a personal injury lawsuit when another driver drives poorly and causes a collision. Few think to file for damages when they are involved in a single car crash that could have had other factors involved. After you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you make sure your car was not malfunctioning or that the road condition did not lead to your accident.
Many times the city or a car manufacturer can be held responsible for a car crash. At other times, multiple parties- like another driver and the city- can be held liable for the injuries you sustained.
What Are the Typical Causes of Parking Lot Accidents?
Parking lot accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including:
- Drivers backing out of parking spaces without paying attention to oncoming traffic or pedestrians.
- Drivers failing to yield to other cars or pedestrians when turning into or out of parking spaces.
- Drivers speeding or driving recklessly in parking lots.
- Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone or texting while driving in a parking lot.
Laws and Liability for Parking Lot Accidents
When it comes to parking lot accidents, the law is clear- the driver who is at fault for causing an accident is responsible for any injuries or property damages that resulted from their negligence. However, there are other parties that may be liable as well.
For example, if a store failed to properly maintain its parking lot and this negligence led to an accident scene, then they could be held accountable too.
Injury Claims and Compensation
Injured parties can file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation for their injuries and damages resulting from a parking lot accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, victims could be eligible to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
It is important that you seek legal assistance after a parking lot accident to ensure that your rights are protected and all liable parties are held accountable. Contact Shook & Stone for your assistance.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Because a personal injury case can be extremely complex, it is always a good idea to have an experienced attorney look over all of the details of your case. Often times a lawyer can help you identify a liable party you would never have thought of!
- A personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal system.
- They can help you gather evidence and build a strong case.
- They can negotiate for your insurance policy to ensure you receive fair compensation.
- They can represent you in court if necessary.
Getting Legal Help | Shook & Stone
Whether you were recently involved in a multiple car crash or a single car crash, you can count on the team at Shook & Stone to represent you effectively. We have been fighting for personal injury victim’s rights since 1997 and have successfully recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients.
To learn more about our firm and how we can help you fight for 100% of the compensation you deserve after a Las Vegas car accident, do not hesitate to contact us today! We work on a contingency basis, which means that if we are unable to obtain damages for you, we don’t get paid either!