Our Michigan pedestrian injury lawyers recently filed a lawsuit for a client who was struck by a taxi cab while in Cleveland, Ohio. He had just come out of the Improv Comedy Club with his wife and was hailing a taxi cab. A taxi cab pulled in and then struck him, causing serious injuries.
A person hit by a car in a parking lot accident has the same legal rights as a person injured in an accident on a public road or highway. A driver in a parking lot has the legal duty to operate a vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner as a driver on the public streets. The driver must drive at a safe speed and give proper lookout to other cars and pedestrians.
It is important for the accident victim to take photographs of any damage immediately after the accident and to attempt to obtain names of any eyewitnesses. Many police departments do not often investigate parking lot accidents the same way that they investigate accidents on public streets. Therefore, this can sometimes impede the ability of the accident lawyer to pursue the case unless the injury victim is able to obtain some important information at the accident scene.
Our client suffered serious injuries to his knee which have required surgery. He has been disabled from the accident and is expected to undergo additional surgeries. The lawsuit was filed against the taxi cab driver and the cab company. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know was hit by a car in a Michigan parking lot, call our pedestrian injury attorneys at (800) 606-1717. Wei will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Call now to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.