Car Accidents in Parking Lots
Washington, DC Car Accident Attorneys
Parking lots almost seem designed for car accidents. Vehicles are constantly in motion, and drivers are often more focused on finding a parking space than looking out for other cars and pedestrians. Parking lot car accidents are common and usually involve low-speed collisions with minimal damage. However, even a seemingly minor fender-bender can cause injuries.
Protecting Your Rights in a Parking Lot Accident
Since many parking lots are considered private property, the police may not always come to the scene of the car accident to write a report. Because of this, it is all the more important that you:
- Document the damage with photographs
- Obtain contact/insurance information from the other party
- Report the accident to your insurance company
Parking lot accidents often cause heated disagreements about who is at fault. Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can help immensely when it comes to gathering the evidence needed to prove your claim.
Accident Severity and Injuries
Even at very low speeds, parking lot car accidents can still cause soft-tissue injuries (whiplash). Symptoms from these injuries often do not show themselves until several days after the accident occurred. Whiplash injuries can potentially lead to ongoing pain and medical treatment.
If you have been injured in a parking lot car accident, our experienced Maryland auto accident lawyers can help you file an accurate, well-documented, and effective claim for compensation. We are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to get you the financial help you need.
Please contact us today to schedule a
free initial consultation. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. represents injured car accident victims throughout Washington DC.