Our Michigan car accident lawyers represent clients who were injured when hit by car in a parking lot. These include both public parking lots, like shopping centers, and private parking lots like apartment complexes, office buildings, and factories. These accidents occur when a person is hit by a car in the parking lot as either an occupant of another car or as a pedestrian walking through the parking lot.
Michigan Parking Lot Laws
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 signals 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.
Legal Rights In Michigan Parking Lot Accidents
A person injured when hit by a car in a Michigan parking lot accident does have legal rights. First, the injured person can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. This includes claims for damages such as for pain and suffering, disability, and scarring or permanent disfigurement. Additionally, the accident victim can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. These include claims for payment of medical bills, lost wages, household services, and attendant care services. If the person injured in the accident was a pedestrian, the victim can obtain No-Fault Insurance benefits even he or she did not own a vehicle or have an auto insurance policy.
To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan parking lot accident, you should request our own book written by Michigan car accident lawyer Lawrence J. Buckfire, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook." It has been called the best book ever written for persons injured in Michigan car accidents. It answers all of your questions, in plain English, about your legal rights against negligent drivers as well as your available benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Law. We'll send it to you for FREE!
Contact Our Michigan Parking Lot Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Michigan parking lot accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling Michigan car accident cases and have won large settlements for many clients. Call us today at (800) 606-1717 and a lawyer will be available to speak with you about your situation.
If you have a claim, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you will pay nothing until you receive your settlement check. There is nothing to lose and the process is extremely simple. Our legal team will keep you informed every step of the way. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything. We put that in writing for you.