Getting into a car accident can be a scary and confusing experience. Even relatively low-speed impacts in parking lots can cause property damage and injuries. Many people are not quite sure how to handle accidents that happen in parking lots. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia car crash lawyers want to help you understand what you need to do after an incident in a parking lot.
Many people assume that they do not have to report a car accident that happens in a parking lot, especially if there were only minor damage and no injuries. Take caution that kind of response – it could cost you. Often, property damage is much worse than people initially realize. In many cases, a person is injured and does not realize it right away.
Not filing a report or calling the police could leave you out of the compensation you are entitled to for property damage and injuries.
If you are involved in a parking lot accident:
Most parking lot accidents will not lead to serious injuries (there are exceptions), but it is not uncommon for victims in these incidents to suffer from concussions and whiplash injuries. If the crash caused the airbag to deploy, a victim could suffer from facial injuries.
Property damage, even for low-speed incidents, can easily reach into the thousands of dollars, all money that you do not want to be on the line for paying.
If you or somebody you care about has been involved in a car accident in a parking lot, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we know that these cases can become incredibly complex, regardless of whether there are injuries. We will thoroughly investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include: