The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Articles Injured in a Parking Lot Accident? - St. Louis Law Firm

Injured in a Parking Lot Accident? - St. Louis Law Firm

By Christopher Hoffmann  Sep. 28, 2017 3:48p

Parking lot accidents are usually minor, because the cars are normally moving at low speeds. However, it is in your best interests to contact your St. Louis accident lawyer if you have been in a parking lot accident.

While most of us are well aware of the rules of the road, not many are clear about the rules in the parking lots.

Parking lots, especially large ones, include traffic signs such as yield and stop signs, which must be followed in the same way as traffic signs at intersections. Failing to obey any of these signs would generally make you liable for the resulting accident.

Cars in thoroughfares generally have the right of way over cars in feeder lanes. Similarly, whenever a car is coming out of a parking lot on to a street, the driver should yield to the oncoming traffic. When exiting a parking space, the driver should yield to moving traffic such as cars, motorcycles, bikes and pedestrians.

If a parking lot accident occurs, you should report it to the police and insurance company. You will not know the exact amount of losses until you get an estimate from a repair shop.

Many people choose to pay for the damages out of their own pocket in order to avoid any increase in the insurance premium. However, this may not be a very good idea, because the other party may still file a claim against you, and you may end up paying the damages twice.

If your legally parked car was hit and no note was left, you should try to find out who the culprit is. Ask the parking lot owner for any information they may be able to extract from the surveillance cameras. If both drivers are present on the scene, the procedure will be similar to being involved in a road accident. Take photos of the damage and accident scene, gather contact information from the driver and eye witnesses and inform the authorities.

If you have been in a parking lot accident, you should contact an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. 24/7 at(314) 361-4242.

7751 Carondelet Ave #601
St. Louis, MO
63105
Phone: (314) 361-4242

Other Recent Articles

Car Accident other Driver Lying

Being the at-fault driver in a car accident can be very expensive, and someone who finds themselves in that situation might be desperate enough to try to lie their way out of it. Whether they believe ...
More Articles »

5 Surprising Stats About Missouri Car Accidents And Claims

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that 8,110 people died in car accidents in the first quarter of 2019. Though it is a drop from the previous year, car accidents are still quite present ...
More Articles »

Car Accident on Vacation - St. Louis Car Crash Lawyers

Over 41 million Americans traveled abroad in 2018 for business or vacation. When abroad, nobody likes to think of the possibility of something going wrong, but unfortunately many Americans can ...
More Articles »
(314) 361-4242
7751 Carondelet Ave #601
St. Louis, MO 63105

Main Website:
View Website
Contact our office by email or phone instantly by clicking the options below: