Accidents in parking lots happen a lot more than people realize. While most of these accidents are minor and involve low speed impact, some can still result in serious damages. Determining fault in a parking lot accident can also be difficult. It may not always be evident which driver has the right-of-way.
If you have been involved in a parking lot accident, the reputable Windsor car accident lawyers from our firm are prepared to assist. We know what it takes to identify the party or parties responsible and pursue full compensation for our clients. See how we may be able to help in a free consultation.
A parking lot accident should be handled in the same manner as any other accident. To protect your well-being and your potential claim for compensation, it is important to do the following:
It is also in your best interest to reach out to an experienced lawyer before speaking with the insurance company. An insurance adjuster’s role for the company is to pay out as little as possible in claims. He or she will attempt to devalue or deny you the compensation you may be eligible for. A lawyer will do everything possible to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf, if you have a valid claim.
Parking lot accidents can happen for various reasons. This could include:
In a parking lot accident, fault is determined on a case-by-case basis. It can be difficult because a variety of factors may be involved. In certain situations, one driver may be solely at fault or share fault.
Fault really comes down to which driver was negligent or careless. For instance, drivers moving in the lane of traffic have the right-of-way versus drivers exiting a parking space. If a driver failed to yield or disobeyed a stop sign and it resulted in an accident, he or she would be found at fault.
Insurance companies will look at all evidence in relation to the accident to determine fault. This evidence could include surveillance footage, statements from everyone involved (including witnesses), photos from the scene as well as the location of damage to cars to assess how the accident happened.
A lawyer representing you will also conduct an independent investigation into what occurred and gather the evidenced needed to help support your claim for compensation.
Although accidents in parking lots or anywhere on private property are not subject to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, it does not give anyone the right to damage another car or property.
There are still general rules that should be followed at all times, such as:
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