What Are the Most Common Causes of Parking Garage Accidents?

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When people behave recklessly and cause parking garage accidents, they need to be held accountable. A Darlington County, South Carolina car accident lawyer from our firm can help you sue for damages if you or a loved one are injured in such an accident. Whether you were a pedestrian harmed in a slip and fall or a driver who got rear-ended by a speeding motorist, we are ready to take your case.

What Are the Reasons for Most Parking Garage Accidents?

Most parking garage accidents are caused by one of two things. The first is bad behavior on the part of a driver. Someone who speeds or drives while distracted can be a danger to everyone else in the garage, including pedestrians who are just trying to find their vehicle.

A property owner who does not take care of the parking garage could also be a cause of accidents. If signs are obscured or damaged pavement is not fixed, that could make accidents more likely to happen. Issues like poor lighting and broken handrails can also cause injuries.

What Are Some Common Types of Parking Garage Accidents?

Parking garage accidents can occur in all sorts of ways. Some common types of accidents include:

  • One car backing out of a spot and hitting another car or pedestrian
  • Two cars racing for the same spot and hitting each other
  • One car rear-ends another
  • Two drivers back out of spots and hit each other

These accidents often occur at low speeds, but they can still be quite dangerous, especially for pedestrians. If you were involved in such an accident, you should get medical care as soon as possible, even if you feel like you are fine.

Who Can Be Held Liable When I’m Hurt in an Accident?

That all depends on who contributed to your accident. A negligent driver can be blamed, but so can a property owner who does not keep their parking garage safe for drivers or pedestrians. Sometimes both can be blamed.

Let’s say a driver speeds around a blind corner and hits you. The blame can probably be placed solely on the driver there.

However, if a collision occurs because the lines separating lanes are nearly impossible to see or because a driver was bumped into your lane by a massive pothole, you might be able to argue that the other driver and the property owner are both at fault. Every case and every accident is different.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing a personal injury case, but you should know that a lawyer from our firm can do a lot to help you with your case. Your attorney will:

  • Gather evidence
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
  • File necessary documents and paperwork
  • Communicate with others involved in the case on your behalf
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing

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When you are ready to pursue compensation, contact the James Law Office, LLC. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about how we can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.

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