Parking Lot Accidents
In the parking lot accidents that take place in the United States, most are in parking lots that are considered private property. Many of these types of accidents are at low speeds. Because of the low-speed impacts in parking lots, the injuries to individuals are usually not catastrophic. However, pedestrians can easily be injured very seriously by a moving vehicle in a parking lot incident.
Parking lot accidents can happen at the grocery store lot, the shopping center lot, at the doctor’s office lot, religious facility, municipal building or at a community center lot. These are very common incidences. Often times, parking lot accidents are caused by the distraction of a driver who is either texting, using a cell phone, lighting a cigarette, eating or talking to a passenger.
Whether the parking lot accident that you are involved in takes place in a private lot or public lot, if someone is injured the police should be notified. Also it is important to exchange insurance information with the driver of a vehicle in a parking lot accident. Although it may seem out of sorts to take photographs, it is important to document as much of the event as possible. If your cell phone has photography, photographs of the vehicles as they ended up can be important later. When the police do arrive, make sure that a detailed description of what took place is given to the police.
Even though most parking lot accidents occur at low speeds with minimal impact, it is still not uncommon for persons to be seriously injured or killed.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of the negligence of another in a parking lot accident, please call us for an immediate free consultation.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois parking lot accident cases successfully for more than 40 years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling car accident cases and parking lot accident cases in Illinois, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at (312) 346-0045 or toll free (800) 583-8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of your damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.