Car Accident Dangers In Parking Lots

July 10, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Car Accident Dangers In Parking Lots

Parking lot accidents usually only result in minor damage and injuries. If they involve a pedestrian, severe injuries might result. In Ohio, police generally will not issue tickets because parking lots are not roadways as defined by state statute. Lanes of traffic and directional aids for entering and exiting parking lots often add to driving confusion. If you have been injured in a parking lot because of the negligence of someone else, our accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. We are knowledgeable and experienced attorneys in Ohio accident litigation. Without regulation and enforcement like on a roadway, determining liability in parking lot accidents can quickly get confusing. That's why we look to the law of negligence in parking lot cases. The common law of negligence requires everyone to use due care and caution for the person and property of others. If we fail to do that, and someone is injured, that is considered negligence. In the case of a parking lot accident, negligence is often the cause. Drivers are often on their phone, fixing their hair or makeup or simply not paying attention to all of the activities happening around them.

Gather Evidence

Because police rarely respond to parking lot accidents, it is important to gather evidence to support your claim. Gathering these key pieces of information can help in proving liability:
  • Take photos of all vehicles involved in the accident and its location.
  • Identification of any witnesses is also of great help.
  • The accident might even have been caught on a security camera.
Whether you were a pedestrian who was hit in a parking lot or a driver or passenger who was injured, call the office of O'Connor, Acciani & Levy immediately after a parking lot accident. We are professional, aggressive and successful personal injury lawyers and we believe that those injured because of the negligence of others deserve justice.