What to Do When Someone Hit Your Parked Car?Last updated on: November 15, 2022
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There are many ways someone may be hurt while their car is parked in a parking lot. Depending on the cause of the injury, the harmed individual may be eligible for compensation. For example, if you were hit by a negligent driver, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver to recover damages. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the incident so that a thorough investigation of the accident can be started immediately.
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What Happens If Someone Hits Your Parked Car?
A parking lot injury may occur in any of many different ways. For instance, a driver may be negligent or the parking lot itself may be poorly maintained. If you have been injured due to another individual, company, or entity’s negligence or intentional actions, you may be entitled to compensation.
If someone hits your parked car, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident injury so that they may quickly begin the investigation and determine who is liable for your injuries. Determining fault is extremely important, as you cannot receive compensation unless another party has been deemed liable. This is typically done by determining negligence.
To show negligence, you must prove the following:
- The other party had a duty of care: This point is relatively simple, as all drivers owe other individuals a basic duty of care to not act in a way that would injure others.
- The other party breached that duty: You must show the other party breached his duty of care by speeding or texting, for example.
- The accident would not have happened except for that breach: You must show that the breach of duty caused the accident.
- There are damages: You must be able to prove damages, such as property damage, and that those damages were a result of the breach of duty of care.
Zinda Law Group attorneys may be able to help you get compensation for your damages. Our team utilizes cutting edge technology and all available resources to build the strongest case possible for our clients, and we may be able to help you as well.
What Should You Do When Someone Hits Your Parked Car
If your car has been hit while in a parking lot or on the side of the road, you may be wondering what steps to take to ensure your wellbeing and protect your future parked car injury case. Although each case is different, there are four general steps to take to protect your claim. These steps include:
1. Seek Medical Attention if Injured
You should always seek medical attention if you have suffered injury from your parked car accident. A medical professional has the ability to properly diagnose all of your injuries and will be able to create an official medical record. This record will come in handy later when determining the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
No matter the extent of your injuries, an experienced attorney at Zinda Law Group can help fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, property damage, and more.
2. Report the Accident to Local Authorities
After you are safe, you should report the accident to the local authorities, such as the police. Although you may believe that a parked car accident is minor, the other vehicle may have caused damage. After reporting the accident, police officers will be able to create an official police report, which will likely include who was at fault. You may then use this report in your future claim to receive compensation for the damages to your car.
3. Document the Scene
You should also document the entire scene of the accident. First, use your phone’s notepad app or a piece of paper, if you have one handy, to write down everything you can remember about how the accident occurred. For instance, did you witness the other driver texting before he or she hit your parked car? This is important to note, as your memory may start to fade before your case can be settled.
Next, take pictures of any injuries, car damage, and the surrounding environment, including any stop signs or traffic lights. These pictures may be used as evidence when determining fault and compensation amounts.
4. Call a Personal Injury Attorney
If your injuries were due to the negligence or intentional actions of another individual, contact a personal injury lawyer in your state as soon as possible to discuss your potential lawsuit. An experienced attorney will be able to help you seek compensation for your hospital costs, pharmaceutical bills, and other related damages.
If you have any other questions regarding what to do when someone has hit your parked car, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our team can help investigate your case, find the at-fault party, and guide you through each step of the legal process. Call our team today for your free consultation.
Can You Sue When Someone Hits Your Parked Car?
Yes, you can sue when someone hits your parked car. To do so, you must bring a claim against the responsible party for their actions. Furthermore, you may have to deal with insurance companies who may attempt to delay or deny your claim. Hiring an experienced attorney at Zinda Law Group may help in your lawsuit, as we have the ability to investigate your case, file your claim on time, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Contact our team to discuss your case.
Need Help? Contact Zinda Law Group Today
If you have been injured while in a grocery store parking lot, or were otherwise harmed while your car was parked, you may be suffering with hefty medical bills, substantial mental distress, and more. We understand and believe that our clients deserve top quality legal representation without the stress of legal fees on top of your medical costs. That is why Zinda Law Group attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which gives our attorneys added incentive to work aggressively, strategically, and quickly on each case we take.
At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys understand that you may be going through a difficult time. That is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule your case evaluation; we want to answer any questions you may have regarding your parking lot accident claim. Our team has the knowledge and resources required to guide you through the entire legal process.
Call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863 5312 to set up your free initial consultation. You do not have to worry about paying us anything unless we are able to win you compensation in your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.