A New Orleans Parking Lot Accident Lawyer Will Fight For Your Damages
Parking lots are one of the most common places to get into a car accident. This may be unsurprising; after all, cars are pulling in, backing out, making turns, and generally traveling in a confined area with poor visibility. Thankfully, these accidents typically occur at slower speeds, and serious injuries are comparatively rare. However, these accidents can still result in injury and present numerous challenges. If your car accident occurred in a parking lot, a New Orleans parking lot accident lawyer can help you navigate the claim process.
Who Is at Fault In a New Orleans Parking Lot Accident?
Just as with any car accident, the critical question will be who should be held responsible for the accident. For example, many parking lot accidents occur when one vehicle backs out of a parking space into the travel lane. Because the car backing out should watch for oncoming vehicles, that driver is often considered to be at fault for causing the accident. However, other factors contributed to the accident, such as if the other driver was driving too fast and could not be seen due to the other driver’s limited visibility. One of the ways a New Orleans parking lot accident lawyer can help is to determine who should be held liable for your accident in light of all of the circumstances involved.
Parking Lot Accidents Involving Pedestrians
Car accidents involving pedestrians are also common in parking lots, as people walk from their parked cars to the building they plan to enter. Unfortunately, pedestrians can be difficult to see when cars are backing up, especially when the driver is looking for other cars instead of pedestrians. In this situation, serious injuries are more common than other parking lot accidents. If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a parking lot accident, you should contact a New Orleans parking lot accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Help With the Louisiana Insurance Claim Process
Even though parking lot accidents are minor, navigating the insurance claim can still be challenging. It’s important to realize that, first, you will need to prove your claim. This means you will need to gather the evidence to show the accident was not your fault and to what extent you are entitled to compensation for damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have suffered.
Second, you also need to be aware your insurance company will want to pay as little on your claim as possible. As a result, they may attempt to settle your claim quickly before you know the extent of your losses. They may also attempt to blame you for the accident in an attempt to limit their exposure.
An experienced New Orleans parking lot accident lawyer can get you through this process so you can get the compensation you deserve.
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Posted By: Sarah Perrie