Omaha Parking Lot Injury Lawyer
Our perception of parking lots change over the years. As children, we often ran through the parking lot, much to the frustration of our parents. However, by the time we are adults we recognize the danger that can come with parking lots, both to our vehicles and ourselves. Parking lots are unique “off highway” locations, some with designated speed limits, and others that force customers to create their own parking spaces.
Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lot injuries often occur after a negligent driver forces their way into a spot or speeds down the parking lot. There are reasons most drivers continue on a slow pace through parking lots, and this is to keep a careful eye on pedestrians, strollers, and other cars. Some businesses may mold parking lots in the smallest of spaces, making pulling in and out incredibly tricky. Thankfully, many new cars have back-up cameras which help avoid striking pedestrians who seemingly come out of nowhere.
Drivers in parking lots routinely feel as though the rules of the road do not apply to them. They frequently text while entering or exiting a parking lot, drive too fast, or fail to yield to pedestrians. Road rage incidents can also occur in parking lots, especially on peak shopping days when drivers fight to get a parking spot.
Parking Lot Recovery
As after any car accident, you are entitled to file a claim for damages against the responsible party including one that occurs in a parking lot. Parking lot accidents can be just as devastating as car accidents that occur on major roadways. If you are involved in such an incident, the police often will not come to the scene since it is private property. It is therefore imperative for you to obtain contact and insurance information with the negligent party. If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in a parking lot, try to note the license plate and description of the vehicle. Remember too that many businesses today have video cameras positioned throughout their parking lot which may help in the search of the hit-and-run driver.
You may bring a claim for damages against the negligent driver for the following expenses:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
It is important that you speak with a personal injury attorney shortly after the accident occurs and avoid speaking with the negligent party’s insurance representatives. Insurance companies will often attempt to settle quickly and for a far lesser amount than you deserve. Never settle a personal injury claim without consulting a personal injury attorney.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you or a loved one have been involved in a parking lot accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling all types of car accidents claims. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.