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Injuries are usually not severe in parking lot accidents. However, it isn’t always clear who is at fault. This makes proving responsibility increasing difficult without an expert accident attorney on your side.

Parking Lot Right of Way

Parking Lot Accidents 300x98In a normal parking lot, there are numerous lanes with many cars parked on both sides. Then, there are through lanes around the lot’s perimeter. Vehicles enter these lanes to park in the spots. Vehicles in the through lanes have the right away. Drivers in the parking lanes must yield. Therefore, a driver exiting a parking lane who collides with a through lane vehicle would be at fault. However, if the driver of the through lane disobeys a Stop or Yield sign, then that driver is at fault.

Parking Spots

Besides through lanes, collisions while backing out also happen. In this situation, attributing fault is difficult. This is due to both drivers having a duty to safety before backing out. If a vehicle is already out of the spot, the other driver should have reasonable care. If it is unclear which vehicle backed out first, fault is hard to determine. This is why having an expert going over the crash site is important.

Why Fault Matters in Parking Lot Accidents

Fault determinations are important for the drivers involved in parking lot accidents. This is because car insurance policies use fault in damage coverage. Therefore, be very careful of what words and actions you use at the scene of parking lot accidents. Never admit fault even if you are to blame. Then, let your car insurance company know of the accident even if there is little damage or injury. Next, call us. Let our knowledgeable complex litigation attorneys help protect you.

Help After a Florida Crash Injury

Florida Crash 300x156It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident, however, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance.  Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our dedicated staff is skilled in complex litigations like vehicle accidents. Our consultations are free and without obligation. Let our two decades of experience get justice for you.

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