The mall parking lot is packed. You weave in and out of rows, looking for that elusive empty spot. You think you see one—but as you roll closer, it turns out to be a shopping cart bay. In that split second that you were looking away, a motorist in a parking space just opposite of your car is backing out in a hurry. She crashes right into your driver’s side door.
The impact jolts you sharply. You feel the pain in your neck, arm, and chest. Your car’s driver side has taken on some damage, too.
As the shock of the accident subsides, you panic, wondering if you caused the accident by looking away momentarily. You know there is no way you can afford your own car repairs and doctor bills, much less those of the other driver.
The good news is, you are probably in the clear here. Zanes Law’s parking lot accident lawyers in Phoenix will tell you why and help you get compensation for your damages. Call us today at 602-999-9999.
People get a false sense of security when driving in a parking lot, probably because most of the cars they see are not moving.
The National Safety Council (NSC) highlights another contributing factor: distractions. The NSC conducted a public opinion poll on parking lot behaviors and found that 66% of drivers reported making phone calls as they drive through parking lots.
The poll revealed other distractions, including taking photos, texting, using social media, sending or receiving emails, and programming GPS systems. Other typical causes of parking lot accidents include the following:
It is hard to foresee so many of these incidents occurring, which is why parking lot accidents are so common.
Parking lots are private spaces. They do not follow the same traffic laws as you would find on city roads or state highways. Determining who is at fault for an accident comes down to using some common sense.
In the world of fault and liability, common sense boils down to basic rules of negligence. Generally, in any traffic situation, regardless of location, one party bears greater responsibility for exercising care than the other. That person assumes fault for the accident.
The first thing to do is to look for any sense of posted rules or indications of traffic flow, etc. These could be arrows painted on the pavement to guide direction, stop signs posted at intersections, parking spot markings. If one party violated a parking lot rule, he or she is most likely at fault for the accident.
If you can provide evidence that a parking lot owner neglected to maintain the lot in a way to make it safe, you might be able to seek damages from the parking lot owner.
Zanes Law’s team of parking lot accident lawyers in Phoenix will review the evidence, including your account of the accident, and determine who is at fault for the accident and liable for your damages. Call us at 602-999-9999 for a free consultation.
You are eligible to seek compensation for various expenses and losses incurred by your parking lot accident, including the following types of damages:
Zanes Law will champion your right to collect the damages you deserve. Call us at 602-999-9999.
The parking lot accident lawyers in Phoenix from Zanes Law is committed to helping you get the justice you deserve for your parking lot accident. We will handle all aspects of your case professionally and compassionately.
Here is a summary of what our lawyers will do for you:
As with most states, Arizona law contains a statute of limitations that sets a limit to the time you have to take legal action in a civil court following an accident.
Rather than risk that time running out, you could get an early start on your legal action. You can put your mind to rest knowing the process is in gear, and you would help your lawyer out with a little head start on building your case.
Our slogan is, “We do everything from A to Z,” and we mean it. Call our firm at 602-999-9999 to find out more about how we will represent you in your pursuit of compensation for your parking lot accident.