Parking lot accidents are not always minor fender benders. When they involve relatively high speeds or pedestrians, they may be especially dangerous. If you or a loved one was the victim of an Indianapolis parking lot accident and your injuries required medical care, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver liable for your injuries and losses.
The team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. and personal injury attorney, Randall Sevenish, may be able to help you build a case and pursue a payout based on the facts of your case as your Indianapolis parking lot accident lawyer. Let us review your case for free by calling 317-720-3229 to reach a member of the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C.
Parking Lot Accidents May Support Personal Injury Claims
If there is only damage to a parked vehicle, the at-fault driver must stop immediately and give the other driver their contact information and insurance information, leave a note, or take other action to ensure the driver with damage is aware of the incident, according to Indiana Code 9-26-1-1.1.
If there are injuries, however, it is imperative that police are aware it is an injury accident and that any victims get medical care as soon as possible. Injury accidents that occur in an Indianapolis parking lot may still support a personal injury case, despite possibly occurring on private property. In some cases, the property owner could share in the liability if there was a hazard in the parking lot that contributed to the accident.
Injuries in a parking lot accident may be serious, especially if the victim is a pedestrian or the at-fault motorist was driving recklessly. Possible injuries may include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other neck or back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Leg injuries
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries
- Internal injuries
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., our team will review your case for free. If we believe we may be able to build a compelling argument for compensation on your behalf, we may handle your case at no upfront cost to you.
Damages Available in an Indianapolis Parking Lot Accident Settlement or Court Award
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. may collect evidence to support your parking lot accident case, including damages you may have suffered as a result. The evidence used to prove damages varies widely based on the nature and value of your losses, as well as the future losses you could incur based on your injuries and prognosis. Some of the evidence we may utilize include:
- Medical bills
- Your relevant medical records
- Receipts for related expenses
- Estimates or receipts for property damages
- Documentation of your current time away from work and lost wages
- Expert witness statements about your prognosis, future care needs, and pain and suffering
With evidence documenting your economic and non-economic losses, both current and future, we may be able to put a fair settlement value range on your case. This may allow us to ensure we are demanding a large enough payout from the insurance company and to know when they are agreeing to a just settlement. We may reach an out-of-court settlement, but sometimes we may resort to litigation in these cases.
Damages that may be recoverable in your case include:
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Medical care costs for your treatment, rehabilitation, and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced earning ability if you have permanent injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Wrongful death damages for surviving immediate family members
We Handle Personal Injury Law, so We Know Applicable Indiana Codes
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., all we handle is personal injury law. Unlike many firms that are jacks of all trades, but masters of none, attorney Randy Sevenish and the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. team focus on negligence accidents and can help pursue compensation our clients may be entitled to in these cases.
An Indianapolis parking lot accident lawyer can help ensure your rights remain protected and help you mitigate any allegations or tactics that could reduce your possible recoverable damages.
Indiana Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases
Like other states, Indiana has a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit following a parking lot accident or other negligence injury accident. In general, Indiana Code 34-11-2 gives accident victims two years to take legal action. Thus, we may have to get started building your case earlier to help protect your right to hold the at-fault driver legally liable.
Indiana Contributory Negligence Statute
Indiana law allows you to pursue and recover compensation even if your actions played a role in your accident or injuries under Indiana Code 34-51-2-5. This may reduce the value of your case significantly, though, so we may try to counter any allegations that try to blame you for your own parking lot accident injuries.
To learn more about some of the challenges or pitfalls you may face if you try to navigate the claims process on your own (via pro se representation), or if you trust your case to a jack-of-all-trades attorney from a discount firm, call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at 317-720-3229.
Speak to a Member of Our Car Accident Team
Randy Sevenish began his career as a personal injury attorney in 1985 and has fought for the rights of those who suffer from accidents as an Indianapolis parking lot accident lawyer ever since. Randy and the team from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. handle all types of personal injury cases, so if you suffered injuries in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or another type of injury accident, we can review your case for free.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229 for a complimentary consultation. If you qualify, we may be able to file your claim or take your case to trial at no out-of-pocket expense to you or your family.