Have you been involved in a car accident that happened in a parking lot? Parking lot accidents are as serious as major crashes, and you can still pursue compensation for the injuries you or your loved one sustained in this type of situation.
Our parking lot accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL can discuss legal options available to you for holding the at-fault driver liable for your damages. Our attorneys give each case their full attention and focus on how to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Do you have questions about what actions to take after a parking lot accident? Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to set up a free legal consultation.
Common Types of Parking Lot Accidents
Some parking lot accidents occur when drivers:
- Fail to look for vehicles or pedestrians before backing out of a parking space
- Reverse too far out of a parking space and hit a parked car behind them
- Take broad turns into tight parking spaces and hit the parked car next to them
- Speed down lanes as other cars back out.
- Travel in the wrong direction down a one-way lane
- Fail to yield the right of way to oncoming cars when making left turns
- Fail to follow parking signs.
A police officer may not respond to a parking lot accident with no serious injuries. It is always beneficial to obtain contact information and auto insurance information from other parties involved in the accident. Also, take as many photographs as possible of the accident scene and get statements and contact information from any eyewitnesses.
You can visit the nearest police department to file an accident report. This accident report serves as an official record of your accident, and you can submit the report to your auto insurance company when filing a claim.
Florida Statute 316.066 requires motorists to report vehicle crashes involving:
- Personal injury
- Property or vehicle damage
- A drunk driver
- An inoperable vehicle that needs towing
- A commercial motor vehicle
Pursuing Compensation for a Parking Lot Accident
Florida requires drivers and vehicle owners to carry $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Since Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to auto accidents, you can file a claim with your insurance company to take care of expenses related to treating your injuries.
However, if the accident was not your fault, and you have severe injuries, you can file a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Our firm can help you with this matter. We offer free consultations, just click here or call to set up an appointment at 1-800-747-3733.
We will investigate your accident and help you obtain the relevant evidence needed to build a personal injury case. We have the know-how to prove that the at-fault driver’s negligence caused an accident and your suffered damages as a result.
Types of Damages That Can Be Recovered
You may be able to receive compensation for your losses including:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Ambulance costs
- Lost wages
- Funeral expenses, if a loved one died due to the crash
- Pain and suffering
We Can Help You Get Compensation for Your Parking Lot Accident
The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you get full and fair compensation for the injuries you sustained after a parking lot accident.
To schedule a free legal consultation with our Parking Lot Accident Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL please call us today at 1-800-747-3733.