Parking Lot Accident Lawyer Washington DC
If you have been hit and injured by a car in a parking lot, you need legal help to protect your rights. The Washington DC attorneys of The Abelson Law Firm, have more than 30 years of experience in parking lot car accident lawsuits.
Parking lots are the scene of countless car accidents, many of which involve pedestrians. Parking lots at a grocery store, a museum, a mall or elsewhere can produce dangerous accidents when drivers go too fast or are distracted. Drivers in parking lots are often focused on getting a spot in complete disregard for pedestrian safety. Some drivers treat traffic signs as optional, cut through the lot diagonally, or do not pay attention to where they are going. Most parking lots do not have pedestrian walks, so those on foot must walk through a maze of parked and moving vehicles. Parked cars also can obscure vision, making it more difficult to see pedestrians.
Parking lot auto collisions usually occur at a low-speed, and property damage is often minimal. However, a low-speed collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian carries a high potential for serious injury or death because pedestrians have little to no protection. The injuries sustained by pedestrians who are struck by motor vehicles can be severe and life-altering. Common injuries include broken bones, neck injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord and back injuries, nerve damage, loss of limb, and disfigurement.
Liability for a pedestrian parking lot accident may also be placed on a third party. It is the legal duty of businesses to provide a safe location for customers and visitors. Owners of private property such as parking lots may share responsibility if their failure to maintain the property in a safe condition played a role in the accident.
If you have been involved in a parking lot accident in the Washington DC area, the attorneys of The Abelson Law Firm, are advocates for injured people. Contact us today to discuss your case and see if we can help you obtain all the compensation that you are entitled to, including payment of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our law firm has more than 35 years of experience in fighting to protect the rights of pedestrian accident victims.