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Parking Lot Car Accidents

Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyers Serving the Memphis Area

With lots of traffic moving in and out of parking lots, drivers should always be on the lookout for other cars and people walking around. Certain parking lots are consistently busy, like large shopping centers, grocery stores, and malls. On weekends and during peak shopping seasons, including holidays, drivers always seem to be in a hurry to get from Point A to Point B or find a parking spot as quickly as possible. If you have been hurt in a parking lot car accident in Memphis, you may have grounds to assert a claim for personal injuries caused by the impact. Call the Memphis car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to schedule a free consultation to discuss the particular facts of your case.

Proving Liability for a Car Wreck that Occurred on Private Property in Memphis

If you have been involved in a parking lot car accident, you know they can take many forms. For example, a driver may reverse and back into you. A driver may drift into your designated lane and strike you head on, or you could collide with another driver while going for the same parking spot. Speed could be a factor if one of the drivers is in a hurry. Regardless of how your wreck occurred, you will need to prove that the other driver was responsible in order to recover financial damages for your losses.

If another car hits you, you should call the police. Sometimes, the police may be reluctant to respond to a car accident on private property. If officers do respond, they may choose not to issue any tickets or citations. In some situations, an incident report containing each party’s contact information, insurance information, and a brief statement of facts may be created. If the police do not create an official crash report, documentation will need to come from other sources to prove your claim.

To prove negligence in Tennessee, you will generally need to prove the defendant owed you a duty and breached that duty, thereby causing you to suffer injuries. If there is no police report, the other driver or his insurance carrier may try to place blame on you for causing or contributing to the accident. Tennessee follows a rule of modified comparative fault, meaning a victim’s damages can be reduced by his or her percentage of negligence, and in some cases, the victim may be barred altogether from recovering any compensation.

To help prove your claim, evidence such as witness statements and photographs from the scene can be helpful. Some parking lots have video cameras that may have captured what happened. However, certain videos will record over themselves after a given period of time. A Memphis lawyer experienced in parking lot car accident cases can help you take steps in an effort to preserve evidence. This is why it is important to act immediately if you have been involved in a wreck.

Discuss Your Auto Accident Case with a Memphis Attorney

If you or a loved one has been struck by a car in a parking lot, the Memphis lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to advocate for you. You may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost earnings, and inconvenience or emotional distress caused by the incident. Our firm represents people injured throughout the South, including in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. Many of our clients come from areas around Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to arrange a free consultation. For people seeking a car crash lawyer or pedestrian injury attorney, NST is the way to go.

Our Memphis Offices
Main Memphis OFFICE

488 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117

Phone: 901-683-7000

Fax: 901-462-3350

Whitehaven Office

4466 Elvis Presley Blvd

Suite 143
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: 901-300-2400
Fax: 901-462-3350

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