Tens of thousands of parking lot accidents occur each year in Dallas, TX, and throughout the country. Children have a high risk of death and injury because of parking lot accidents. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we fight to get you and your family the compensation you deserve when a negligent driver causes an accident.
Our law firm has recorded hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our founding attorney is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. With decades of legal experience, our Dallas car accident attorneys have the experience and resources to take on the largest insurance companies and win.
How Our Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Help You After a Parking Lot Accident
Parking lot accidents can cause significant property damage and personal injury in Dallas, Texas. The insurance company may try to blame the accident on you to avoid paying the claim. Don’t let the claims adjuster convince you that your crash is a minor “fender bender” that is not worth much money.
When you hire our award-winning legal team, we will:
- Investigate the parking lot accident to gather evidence proving fault and liability
- File insurance claims and handles all communication with the insurance company
- Work with you, your doctors, and expert witnesses to document the severity of your injuries
- Document your damages and calculate the maximum value for your claim
- Hire expert witnesses to assist with the case, as necessary
- Monitor deadlines to file lawsuits and claims
- Aggressively advocate for your best interest during settlement negotiations and in the courtroom
Call us now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dallas car accident attorney to discuss your parking lot accident case.
Why Do Parking Lot Accidents Happen in Dallas?
The most common cause of parking lot accidents is driver error and negligence. Factors that can contribute to the cause of a parking lot car accident include:
- Failing to follow directional signs and arrows
- Distracted driving
- Improper backing
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Not looking out for pedestrians
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to check blind spots
Environmental factors could contribute to the cause of parking lot accidents, including weather and the parking lot’s condition. Additionally, the design of the parking garage or lot could be a factor. For example, a lack of directional arrows, poor lighting, and confusing signs could cause a crash.
Common Injuries Caused by Parking Lot Accidents
Accidents in garages and parking lots can result in life-threatening injuries, especially for children. Even a slow-moving vehicle striking a pedestrian could result in catastrophic injuries. Common injuries people sustain in parking lot crashes include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Whiplash and soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain damage
- Crushing injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Back injuries
Prompt medical treatment is essential for your health and a personal injury claim. Failing to seek timely medical treatment could result in allegations of failure to mitigate damages and denials of liability.
What Damages Can I Receive for a Parking Lot Accident Claim?
Accident victims can receive reimbursement for their financial losses through economic damages. Economic damages you could receive are:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Personal care and household services
Accident victims can also recover non-economic damages. These damages compensate victims for their pain and suffering. For example, victims receive compensation for loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, physical discomfort, and mental anguish.
Individuals who develop permanent disabilities or impairments could receive compensation for future damages. For example, your settlement amount could include money for future medical care, long-term personal and/or nursing care, diminished earning capacity, and decreased quality of life.
Who Is Responsible for Parking Lot Accident Claims?
Because Texas is an at-fault state for personal injury claims, the person who caused the accident is liable for a victim’s damages. A driver who causes a crash can be held liable for damages. The driver’s liability insurance company generally pays the claim unless it denies coverage or disputes liability for the crash.
Additionally, other parties could share in the liability for the accident if other factors contributed to the cause of the crash. For example, the owner of the parking lot could be liable if the design confused drivers and caused them to make errors navigating the garage or parking lot.
However, Texas contributory fault law prohibits an accident victim from recovering damages if their fault for the cause of a car accident is more than 50 percent. You can be partially to blame for the cause of a parking lot crash and still recover damages if your fault is 50 percent or less. For example, if a jury decides you were 30 percent responsible for causing the crash, the amount you receive for damages decreases by 30 percent.
Insurance companies often blame accident victims in parking lot accidents to avoid paying claims. The best way to handle a claims adjuster is to refer them to your lawyer. Providing written or recorded statements could hurt your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Dallas Parking Lot Accident Lawyers
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, our legal team is ready to answer your questions about car accident claims. Contact our law office to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Dallas parking lot accident attorney.