A Driver Hit Me in a Parking Lot—Can I Sue?
Parking lot accidents may not seem serious because they’re generally low-speed crashes, but the costs associated with one can add up fast. Even if you’re only sore, you may have expensive repairs and other damages that can add up quickly.
So, can you sue when a driver hits you in a parking lot? The good news is that you can sue with the help of the NYC car accident lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Our attorneys can help you get compensated when you’re hurt, no matter where your accident happened.
Who’s Responsible for a Parking Lot Accident?
First, who’s liable for the injuries you suffered in a parking lot accident? The answer may depend on the details of your accident.
For example, maybe you were carefully pulling out of a parking spot, when another driver sped through your aisle, striking you as you pulled out. Not only were they being careless, but your visibility was limited. Because of this, they may be held responsible for your injuries, car repairs, and other impacts on your life.
Compensation for Parking Lot Accidents
When you’re hurt in a parking lot accident, you’re due compensation for the suffering the at-fault party caused with their actions. That compensation should cover all your injuries and suffering, not just the damage to your car.
Your economic damages, or financial losses, should cover the costs to repair your car, your medical expenses, and any other financial loss you suffered because of the accident. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for your expenses.
You may even be due compensation for your non-economic damages. These cover the intangible emotional and mental toll your injuries may have caused when you were involved in the accident. While a parking lot accident may not be as traumatic as a highway crash, it can still cause undue pain and suffering.
What If I’m Partly at Fault for the Parking Lot Accident?
When you’re hurt in a parking lot accident, you may be worried that you were partly at fault for the accident. Maybe you weren’t looking closely as you backed out of your parking spot, or maybe you checked your phone right before the at-fault party caused the accident. You may not have caused the accident, but they claim you could have avoided the accident if you were being cautious.
These claims of partial fault can hurt your claim. You may only receive a portion of your compensation if you accept these claims. For example, if you’re found 25 percent at fault, you may only receive 75 percent of the compensation you’re due. Talk to your lawyer about maximizing your claim’s value.
Take Action with a Parking Lot Accident Lawyer
When you’re hurt in a car accident, it doesn’t matter where the accident happened. What matters is that you were hurt and that you need compensation for your injuries.
When that happens, reach out to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We have the tools you need to build a successful parking lot accident claim and take your claim to court. We even offer free consultations, where we can discuss your claim and how we can help your claim succeed. Ready to get started? Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below.