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Tampa Parking Lot Accident Lawyer

We tend not to think of parking lots as sources of traffic collisions, but given that 26 percent of land in large city centers is devoted solely to parking, parking lot crashes are inevitable. Parking lot accidents are usually low-speed collisions, but victims still suffer serious injuries in many cases. If you were harmed in a parking lot crash, you have the right to seek fair compensation from the party who caused the crash. Traffic laws and duty of care still exist on private parking lots. Our Tampa parking lot accident lawyer at The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has handled all types of parking lot collisions, and whether the victim was a pedestrian or a car occupant, we have been able to secure fair compensation for our clients’ substantial damages.

Top Causes of Tampa Parking Lot Crashes

As with any traffic collision, the primary causes of parking lot accidents include aggressive driving, impatience, careless driving, and drunk driving. Example scenarios of parking lot collisions include:

  • Driver goes the wrong way down a unidirectional lane
  • Driver backs from a parking spot out too quickly or without looking behind them
  • Driver rushes around a vehicle that has already started to back out of a parking spot
  • Driver cuts a corner too close and clips a stationary vehicle
  • Driver pulls into or out of a parking lot and fails to yield right of way
  • Driver disobeys posted traffic signs within the parking lot, such as a stop sign
  • Driver hits a pedestrian due to distraction or impatient/aggressive driving

Pedestrian Collisions Within Parking Lots Are Common

Everyone using a parking lot winds up being a pedestrian at some point or another. Pedestrians are the most likely to be seriously injured in parking lots. A few common pedestrian parking lot injury scenarios include:

  • Hit while getting out of their vehicle
  • Hit while walking in to the sides or in the center of the main lane
  • Hit while crossing at the front of a store or business
  • Hit on the sidewalk by a vehicle pulling in/out of a parking lot

Pedestrians generally have the right of way in parking lots, and drivers have a duty of care to pay attention and to drive slowly and cautiously in parking lots because of the general knowledge that pedestrians are present.

Call a Tampa Parking Lot Accident Lawyer Today

Establishing fault in a parking lot collision can prove difficult. For example, a collision between a vehicle pulling out of a spot and a vehicle passing behind could be either driver’s fault, depending on the timing of the two events. Furthermore, proving the severity of your injuries can be another complication in parking lot collisions. Insurance companies are quick to point out the low speeds of most parking lot accidents. For these reasons, you need to work with a qualified Tampa parking lot accident attorney to receive fair compensation for your damages. Call The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. today at 813-217-5715 to schedule a free consultation.

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A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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