CAR ACCIDENT IN PARKING LOT OR DRIVEWAY DESPITE BACKUP CAMERA
Insurance industry reports say that, statistically, more car accidents happen in a parking lot than anywhere else. Very few of the car accident cases our lawyers handle in Minnesota happened in a parking lot, but we do get some from time to time. Most of the cases our lawyers handle involve serious injuries, and a car accident in a parking lot is usually at low speed, so if one vehicle bumps another vehicle, people are rarely hurt. However, there have been a number of sad cases where a car backs up and hits a person walking behind it, and that can produce a very serious injury. This type of accident can happen in a parking lot or even someone’s driveway.
It is amazing that this can still happen even now that many cars have a backup camera. Sometimes the problem is that the pedestrian walks, or runs, suddenly behind the backing up car so that hitting the person is unavoidable. However, more often we have found the driver was not even looking at the backup camera because they were distracted by their phone or the radio, or a child in the car – so they did not know there was someone behind the car when backing up. We have also handled cases where someone is standing between two cars on the street and one vehicle backs up and crushes the person against the car behind.
If you have been injured in a parking lot because a car or truck backed into you, please call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. Our car accident lawyers handle cases throughout Minnesota. We will answer your questions and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.