Jul 262013

Shopping malls and plaza exits are common locations of car, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a driver exiting a shopping plaza, you probably have a car accident case against the other driver. It is important to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss how medical bills are paid and other issues such as the statute of limitations, etc.

Proving fault in a car accident requires evidence of the other driver’s negligence. Most car accidents are caused by inattention, whether it is eating, drinking or using a cell phone. Evidence of inattention (or negligence) can come from the driver’s own statements after the accident, eyewitnesses, etc. The police report will be helpful to locate eyewitnesses and also the responding officer, who may ultimately be deposed in the case.

In some situations, it may be necessary to consider liability of the shopping mall/plaza, especially in cases where the injured plaintiff’s injuries are catastrophic and clearly exceed the liability limits of the other driver’s car insurance. In such cases, the lawyer must consider whether the layout of the parking lot contributed to increased accidents or whether the parking lot contributed to decreased road visibility of those exiting or entering the parking lot.


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