If you suffered injuries in a parking lot collision in Warner Robins, Georgia, you may have a case against the at-fault driver. A Warner Robins parking lot accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will represent you and navigate the claims process for you if we believe we can help.
You can learn more today by discussing your accident with a member of our team. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 for your free case review and consultation. We can answer your questions and help you weigh your legal options for holding the negligent driver accountable.
Negligence and Liability in Warner Robins Parking Lot Accidents
Many people believe different rules apply when it comes to parking lot accidents, but O.C.G.A. §40-6-3 makes it clear that the rules of the road generally still apply. However, it can be more difficult to prove negligence and liability in an accident in a private parking lot. This is because parking lots are less likely to have traffic signals, lane lines, stops signs, and other traffic control devices.
Parking lot accidents occur frequently and often involve pedestrians, unoccupied vehicles, and occupied vehicles. To help reduce the risk of a parking lot accident, drivers need to lower their speed and pay careful attention to what is happening around them. They also need to follow any signs or signals, including stop signs and directional markings.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we know how to determine liability and build a case based on some of the most common ways parking lot accidents happen. For example:
● When a driver hits a parked car, that driver is generally always liable.
● When a driver backs into another vehicle that is not in reverse, the driver in reverse is generally liable.
● When a driver strikes a pedestrian for any reason, the motorist is generally liable.
● When a driver from a feeder lane collides with a driver in the main thoroughfare, the driver from the feeder lane is usually liable.
If we review your case and determine that the other driver acted negligently and caused your accident, the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team may be able to seek compensation on your behalf. The recoverable damages in a parking lot accident may include:
● Current and future treatment and care for your injuries
● Lost income and benefits
● Reduced ability to earn a living
● Vehicle repairs and other property replacement
● Related expenses
● Pain and suffering damages
● Other intangible losses
● Wrongful death damages per O.C.G.A § 51-4-2 for family members who qualify
To learn more about the services provided by Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and how we may be able to help you, call (404) 888-8888 now for your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a parking lot accidents lawyer serving Warner Robins, call (404) 888-8888
Our Team Knows How to Navigate Parking Lot Accident Cases
If you choose to work with a Warner Robins parking lot accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, you can count on our team to provide the knowledge, support, and representation you need. We understand these cases and know what it takes to show the at-fault driver acted carelessly or recklessly and is, therefore, responsible for your damages.
We will interview witnesses, gather evidence, review the police report, and work with accident reconstruction specialists to prove the four factors of negligence, including:
● The driver had a duty to act in a careful way to keep others safe.
● The driver failed to act in a careful way by driving carelessly, ignoring traffic markings, or driving too fast for the circumstances.
● The driver’s actions caused them to collide with your vehicle.
● You suffered injuries as a result of the collision.
Since there are frequently questions about liability in parking lot accidents, it is not uncommon for there to be allegations of comparative negligence. Comparative negligence occurs when the victim’s actions also contribute to the accident and cause a portion of their damages. Under O.C.G.A. § 51-11-7, this will not bar you from recovering a payout as long as you are 49 percent or less at fault for the accident. However, it can significantly reduce your financial recovery.
Let the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers help you understand your case and determine your options for seeking a payout. Call us today to get started.
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When to Hire a Lawyer for Your Parking Lot Accident Case
There are time constraints that apply in traffic accident cases in Houston or Peach County. There are several reasons why we encourage accident victims to call us about their case as soon as their injuries allow. First, evidence in these cases disappears quickly. Some, such as marks left on the pavement, can be gone within hours. Memories of witnesses fade, and videos get erased.
Secondly, there are strict deadlines for beginning a civil lawsuit under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. In most traffic accident cases, we only have two years to file the initial complaint and name the at-fault driver as the defendant in our suit. While most cases settle without going to trial, we need to protect your right to file a lawsuit in case it becomes necessary.
Speak with Our Team About Your Parking Lot Accident Today
You can talk about your accident for free today with a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We can review your accident details and explain your rights and options for seeking damages if we believe you qualify to hold another driver liable. A Warner Robins parking lot accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may offer to represent you based on contingency if we think you have a strong case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to get started right away.