Vehicle accidents occur in many different ways in and around the Dallas area. Many people do not realize just how common parking lot accidents are. These incidents often lead to serious injuries for victims. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you or loved one had been injured in a parking lot incident. Our Dallas parking lot accident attorneys have vast experience in these cases and are ready to secure the compensation you need.
The National Safety Council says that hundreds of thousands of accidents occur in parking lots each year in the United States. These incidents not only cause property damage – but they also cause severe injuries and hundreds of fatalities annually.
There are many causes of parking lot car accidents. This is one of the few places where it is normal for vehicles and pedestrians to regularly interact in the same space. Many people are very distracted when they are in the parking lot. A National Safety Council poll found that 66% of drivers make phone calls while driving in parking lots. Others said that they:
While the best outcome of a parking lot accident would be minor property damage, that is not always what happens. In many cases, severe injuries can occur, particularly in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.
It is not uncommon for our Dallas parking lot accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
In a parking lot crash, it will be important to prove liability for the incident. Like other car accidents, proving negligence is vital, but it can be difficult. Your car accident attorney will work to gather evidence to help secure the compensation you need. This can include video and photo surveillance (possibly from business or parking lot cameras) as well as eyewitness statements.
Parking lots are often private property, which can complicate matters as far as reporting, law enforcement involvement, and traffic laws. An attorney will navigate these issues in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a parking lot car accident in Dallas caused by another driver’s actions, seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are going to thoroughly investigate what happened and vigorously pursue the compensation you are entitled to. This can include: