Our Michigan parking lot accident lawyers often represent injury victims in accidents that occur in parking lots. This includes public parking lots, like malls and shopping centers, and private parking lots such as apartment buildings, office buildings, and factories. These accidents occur both to people injured in their vehicles or pedestrians hit by cars in the parking lot.
A person injured 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 his or her vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner and to drive in a careful manner. The driver must drive at a safe speed and give proper lookout to other cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
Police departments do not often investigate parking lot accidents the same way that they investigate accidents on public streets. Therefore, 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. This will greatly assist the accident attorney handling the case at a later time.
Legal Rights of Parking Lot Accident Victims
A person injured in a Michigan parking lot accident does have legal rights. First, the injured person can file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver for pain and suffering type damages. Second, 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 Automotive Accident Lawyers
Get started on your Michigan parking lot accident case today by calling us at (800) 606-1717 or fill in the orange Get Help Now box on this page. We will call you shortly to discuss your case. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay a dime unless you receive a settlement for your injuries. There is absolutely nothing to lose. Contact us to tell us your story and we can determine if you have legal rights to compensation. Remember, however, that there are strict time deadlines in Michigan for filing automotive accident claims, so it is important you contact an attorney as soon as possible!