Jul 152013
 

The answer is probably, but depends on additional facts, such as speed, road conditions, shopping plaza parking lot exit/entrance layout, etc. In many situations, drivers exiting shopping plazas and malls fail to stop all the way or otherwise fail to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic.

Pennsylvania motor vehicle operation law clearly spells out the duties of drivers who are turning left as well as duties at stop signs. Drivers exiting and entering shopping plazas are required to follow the law and exercise ordinary care and caution to prevent accidents. Drivers who fail to do so are negligent and may be held liable in a subsequent car accident lawsuit. The other party may recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, etc.

Suggested reading: PA Car Accident Law – Motorcycles & Parking Lot Exit Accidents

It is important to note that in some instances, the shopping mall/plaza will bear liability for the accident in addition to the negligent driver. Whether it is a car, truck or motorcycle accident, multiple parties can be held liable for negligence which contributes to an accident.

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