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Parking Lot Accidents

While many people don’t realize it, parking lots have the potential to be extremely dangerous. Close quarters, low light, and distracted drivers and pedestrians are a recipe for disaster.

You may have the right to recover compensation if you are injured in a parking lot accident. At Bernard Law Group, our Seattle car accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Common Causes of Seattle Parking Lot Accidents

Parking Lot Accident Lawyer in Seattle

At Bernard Law Group, we understand that parking lot accidents, though often overlooked, can have serious consequences.

Navigating the complexities of these seemingly minor incidents requires a full understanding of the law, one we’ve developed through 30 years of dedicated practice in Seattle.

Here, you can find the most common causes of parking lot accidents, shedding light on how easily these accidents occur and why they can be anything but straightforward.

Distraction Among Drivers and Pedestrians

One prevalent cause of parking lot accidents is distraction. In the always-connected world, it’s not uncommon for drivers or pedestrians to be focused on their mobile devices instead of their surroundings.

This lack of attention leads to collisions between vehicles and pedestrians or between vehicles themselves, as one or both parties fail to notice the other until it’s too late.

Poorly Designed Parking Lots

Another significant factor is the design of the parking lot itself. Some parking lots in Seattle are poorly designed, creating confusing layouts that lack clear signage or have inadequate lighting, making it difficult for drivers to navigate safely. These design flaws can contribute to accidents, especially in busy periods when the volume of vehicles and pedestrians increases.

Speeding and Reckless Driving

Despite the confined space of a parking lot, some drivers choose to speed or engage in reckless driving behaviors. This increases the risk of accidents, particularly in areas where parking cars or other obstacles obstruct visibility.

Weather Conditions

Seattle’s weather can also play a role in parking lot accidents. Rain, snow, and ice can make parking surfaces slippery, reducing tire traction and making it harder for vehicles to stop promptly. This is especially true in parking lots where regular maintenance to remove snow or treat ice may be lacking.

Understanding these causes is the first step in addressing and preventing parking lot accidents. At Bernard Law Group, we focus on providing our clients with the knowledge and representation needed to navigate the aftermath of parking lot accidents.

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Proving Liability After a Parking Lot Accident

At Bernard Law Group, proving liability after a parking lot accident in Seattle can be complex.

While proving liability can take time, we are up to the challenge. We have helped victims recover $500 million (and counting) in compensation and provide the same dedication to your case.

The steps we take when working to determine and prove liability in parking lot accident cases are described here.

Gathering and Analyzing Evidence

The process begins with the collection of all available evidence. This includes:

  • Security camera footage from the parking lot
  • Witness statements
  • Accident reports
  • Photographs of the scene
  • Vehicle positions
  • Relevant signage
  • Environmental conditions

This evidence is crucial in reconstructing the accident sequence and identifying the at-fault party.

Understanding Legal Standards

Washington State operates under a comparative fault system, which means that more than one party can be held responsible for an accident, with each allotted a percentage of fault. This makes it even more important to accurately determine and demonstrate the actions or negligence of each involved party.

We leverage our understanding of this legal principle to evaluate our client’s case fairly.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies often play a significant role in the aftermath of parking lot accidents. They may attempt to minimize their liability or downplay the severity of injuries and damages.

Armed with evidence and legal expertise, we negotiate assertively with insurance companies to pursue the compensation our clients deserve.

Legal Advocacy and Representation

Our team is prepared to take a parking lot accident case to court when necessary. We offer our clients legal advocacy and tireless representation, presenting a well-structured argument highlighting the other party’s liability and the accident’s impact on our client’s life.

Proving liability in parking lot accidents requires a strategic and informed approach. At Bernard Law Group, we are committed to utilizing every resource to protect our clients’ rights and achieve the best possible outcome for their cases.

Why Choose Us for Your Parking Lot Accident Case?

At Bernard Law Group, our commitment to our clients goes beyond just legal representation; it’s about establishing a relationship built on trust, understanding, and mutual respect.

Our experienced team of Seattle-based car accident lawyers understands the complexities of parking lot accidents and Washington state law. We use this knowledge to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Experienced and Dedicated Legal Team

Our legal team brings over 30 years of dedicated experience handling parking lot accidents in the Seattle area. This focus has equipped us with unique insights and strategies to tackle these cases effectively and efficiently.

Client-Centered Approach

We believe in a client-centered approach, meaning we listen to your story, understand your challenges, and tailor our strategies to meet your needs. This personalized approach ensures you feel supported and informed throughout the legal process.

Comprehensive Evidence Gathering

Our attention to detail in evidence-gathering sets us apart. We leave no stone unturned, utilizing all available resources to build a strong and compelling case on your behalf. From securing camera footage to gathering witness statements, we ensure that every piece of evidence is meticulously analyzed.

Strong Negotiation Skills

Equipped with strong negotiation skills, we do not hesitate to challenge insurance companies. We work to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages without settling for less.

No Upfront Costs

We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any upfront costs. Our fees are contingent upon the successful resolution of your case, providing you with peace of mind and financial security during a potentially challenging time.

The Proof Is In Our Case Results Over $500 MILLION recovered for our clients. Let us help YOU! Call 24/7 for your FREE injury consultation. 206-298-9900

Let Bernard Law Group Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Choosing Bernard Law Group means selecting a partner who values your well-being and is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for your parking lot accident case. With our team by your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the complexities of your legal battle.

The first step is to contact our office to schedule a risk-free consultation.

The Proof Is In Our Case Results

Over $500 Million recovered for our past clients. Let us help YOU! Call 24/7 for your FREE injury consultation. 206-298-9900

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