Although they do not attract the same publicity as road traffic accidents, accidents in car parks do happen. If you suffer a mishap in one of these places then you should seek car park accident advice.
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists and our in-house solicitors have the expertise to give you car park injury advice. They are all employed on a no win no fee* basis.
What type of injuries can be suffered in a car park?
Although vehicles do not generally travel at high speed in a car park, there can be collisions, which cause injuries to pedestrians. This could occur when a car is reversing in or out of a parking space. Many car parks do not have walkways for pedestrians. This means that the public often have to walk where traffic is moving. Pedestrians may also be distracted, such as when they are carrying bags, pushing a shopping trolley or trying to guide their children.
Other car park injuries can be caused by an uneven surface or potholes, which can lead to trips or falls, or spillages such as oil from a vehicle, which could cause pedestrians to slip.
Whatever the reason for your mishap, if you suffer personal injury in a car park, it is in your own interest to seek car park injury advice.
What kind of advice will I be given?
Our experienced solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline will advise you of the available options. One of these options could be to make a car park accident claim.
Why would I make a claim?
In order to make a claim following your car park accident injury you must not have been responsible for your own misfortune. Based on the information you give us, the personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine whether you do have the grounds for a car park accident claim.
A successful claim will not only compensate you for your pain and suffering, but also any financial losses caused by the accident. The financial losses could include wages lost while off work recovering, the costs of trips to and from medical appointments, and any additional expenses. In very serious cases your injuries may result in you having to give up work and care may have to be paid for.
Making a claim will mean following a complex legal process, which is why it is always best to speak to expert lawyers such as those here at Accident Advice Helpline.
What information do I need to provide?
Our advice to anyone who suffers a car park accident is to obtain the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the incident. This information will help us to determine whether you do have grounds for a claim.
If you have not already had your injuries examined by a doctor, you should see one immediately as a medical report forms a crucial part of any compensation claim.
For further free advice from our friendly advisors, give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims