Chicago Parking Lot Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys build strong cases that get results
Not all pedestrian accidents happen on the street. Many pedestrians are injured in parking lots, sometimes simply walking to or from their own car. They can suffer serious injuries and be faced with overwhelming medical expenses. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for their rights.
We have all been pedestrians in a parking lot, usually several times a week. We park our cars at work, the movies, a restaurant, the supermarket or a big box store. The second we leave our cars, we become pedestrians, and are vulnerable to negligent drivers in the parking lot or parking garage.
A driver who causes a pedestrian accident in a parking lot may have been:
- Talking to passengers
- Searching for a parking space
- Backing up without looking
- Taking a turn too fast
Parking lots can be active places, with many cars and trucks pulling in and out, and pedestrians walking to their destinations and back. Drivers always have a responsibility to pay close attention and to drive slowly and with caution. Too many drivers fail to meet this responsibility. The result is often an accident that leaves pedestrians hurt.
The layout and design of the parking lot can also be a factor in a crash. There are specific state and local laws that require owners and managers of property to keep their parking lots and sidewalks in safe working condition. Many times a crash occurs because the property owners or managers did not follow these laws.
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Pedestrians involved in parking lot accidents can be left with injuries that include broken bones, head and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and internal injuries. Recovering from these types of injuries can take months or even years. Some pedestrians never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability.
If you were injured in a parking lot accident, you deserve financial compensation for the injuries you suffered. The process of recovering compensation can be complicated. Negligent drivers usually do not accept responsibility for what happened and deny doing anything wrong. They may even blame you for causing the accident.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured in an accident. They are mostly concerned with making money. They try to keep their payouts as low as possible to keep their profits as high as possible. They use many different tactics to try to minimize your financial compensation.
That is why you need an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who will fight for your rights. Our focus is on helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve. We do not put up with insurance companies who try to pay you less. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that the insurance companies must take seriously.
If you’ve been injured, our law firm can help
Our legal team investigates your parking lot accident to get the facts. We examine accident reports, security camera footage and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us understand what happened.
Then we help you pursue financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. This includes all medical expenses related to treating your injuries – both now and in the future. It includes lost wages if you were left unable to work. It may also include other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you were injured in a pedestrian parking lot accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys. We can review the details of your accident, answer any questions you have and go over your legal options.