Greenville Parking Lot Accident Lawyers
Helping Car Accident Victims Recover Damages
Even though vehicles are typically going slowly through them, parking lots can still be dangerous. Cyclists, pedestrians, and even drivers can be injured in parking lot accidents. Victims can quickly accrue medical bills, property damage expenses, and lost wages from missing work. If you have suffered injuries from a parking lot accident, you deserve payment.
At Armada Law, we understand just how stressful it can be to experience a car crash. Negotiating with insurance agents and proving fault are likely the last things on your mind as you rest and recover from your injuries. We are dedicated to handling the legal side of your accident so you can focus on your mental and physical health.
Please don’t feel like you must navigate this challenging situation on your own. To receive a free consultation from an experienced member of our team, contact our law office by calling (864) 633-3739.
What Makes Parking Lot Accidents Unique?
Parking lot accidents differ from typical car accidents because of the damage they cause and who they injure. Because drivers in parking lots are going so slow, parking lot accidents often involve bikers, pedestrians, and other cars. The damage from a parking lot accident can vary greatly depending on who is hit and what kind of vehicle they are driving, if any.
While collisions between cars in parking lots are typically less severe than collisions on the road, pedestrians and cyclists can be severely injured in parking lot crashes. Cars that collide with pedestrians and cyclists have the potential to cause catastrophic and even fatal injuries.
Police reports also differ between parking lot accidents and accidents on the road. Police officers likely won’t issue a traffic accident report since a parking lot is technically private property. Instead, police may file an FR-10 form or other form to report the collision.
Although parking lot accidents differ from road collisions in many ways, drivers still have a responsibility to pay for the victim’s damages if they are at fault. If you have been in a parking lot accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries and property damage repairs. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you seek these damages.
What Kinds of Damages Can You Recover After an Accident?
Generally, any expenses you accrue as a direct result of an accident are damages you can recover compensation for. Your damages will depend on the severity of the accident and the nature in which it happened. However, there are some common damages victims often seek.
Below are the recoverable damages you could seek after a parking lot accident:
- Medical expenses. Hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and medications all count toward your medical expenses. You may also be able to claim future medical expenses for any long-term injuries.
- Property damage. The accident may have damaged your vehicle, bicycle, or other property. If you have to repair your property, you could be compensated for those expenses. You could also claim the cost of other transportation while your property is repaired.
- Lost wages. If you could not work due to the accident or any of your injuries, you may be able to claim your wages for that period.
- Pain and suffering. Physical pain and emotional distress are both damages you can seek compensation for, especially if your injuries are severe.
- Punitive damages. Punitive damages are often sought when a driver’s actions were extremely negligent. For instance, a drunk driver may be required to pay punitive damages as punishment for their reckless actions.
What Are South Carolina’s Fault Laws?
The fault laws in South Carolina can affect the amount of compensation you receive. In South Carolina, if you are the victim in an accident, the at-fault party owes you compensation. However, you cannot collect that compensation if you are 50% or more responsible for an accident.
If you are 50% or less responsible for an accident, you can still receive compensation. The settlement amount will be reduced in proportion to your level of fault. For instance, if it is found that you are 30% responsible for an accident, you may only receive 70% of the total compensation you are owed for your expenses.
South Carolina’s complex fault laws can impact your settlement and compensation, especially for complicated accidents. Consulting a member of our team is the best way to get the money that you deserve.
What Does a Parking Lot Accident Attorney Do?
After a car accident, you deserve to rest and focus on your injuries. A member of our team will manage your case from start to finish.
Below are all the steps we can take to recover compensation on your behalf:
- File your claim and lawsuit
- Gather evidence surrounding the crash
- Communicate with all parties involved
- Represent you at trial
The sooner you contact our team, the faster we can begin building your case. South Carolina has a statute of limitations on personal injury cases, so it is recommended that you reach out right away.
Should I Consult an Attorney?
Being injured in an accident can leave you with many expenses, including medical bills, property repair bills, and more. Parking lot accidents can quickly become complicated, as parking lots are private property. Consulting our team of experienced attorneys is the best way to seek compensation and recover damages to pay for your expenses.
Our lawyers at Armada Law have years of experience representing clients in various lawsuits. We are dedicated to representing our clients so they can focus on resting and recovering from their injuries. For more information about what we do, contact our law office today by calling (864) 633-3739.