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Parking Lot Accident

Parking Lot Accidents In Buffalo, New York: Everything You Need To Know

Why You Should Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., A Best Lawyer Of America, If You Suffered A Personal Injury In Buffalo, New York

The mission statement of Jed Dietrich, Esq. and the staff of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. We believe that you should be compensated for all of your losses, including your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $150 million to resolve personal injury claims. Insurance companies fight you every step of the way; hire the Dietrich Legal Team to battle to attempt to obtain the best result for Buffalo, New York personal injury claims.

Practicing law the Dietrich way, we are: determined, disciplined and dedicated to attempt to obtain the best possible result for personal injury claims in New York State and beyond. If you have been hurt in a parking lot accident in Buffalo, New York, the experienced personal injury accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help.

Parking Lot Personal Injury Accidents Happen Everyday Parking

Most of us drive through a parking every day. Parking lots, often operate as entrances to businesses. Parking lots may not seem very dangerous as a result of light traffic and lower speed limits; however, the increased concentration of pedestrians and large number of automobiles in a relatively small space, which move in every direction, make parking lots a common place for crashes. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States.

In New York, parking lot accidents are surprisingly common. It is estimated that approximately 20% of all car accidents take place in parking lots. While the majority of parking lot accidents are low-impact, they can still be serious or even fatal. For example, a 64-year-old Williamsville man was struck by an SUV, while walking in a Tops parking lot. He was fatally injured.

Common parking lot accidents Include:

  1. Head-on crashes;
  2. Rear-end crashes;
  3. T-bone crashes;
  4. Accidents involving pedestrians; and
  5. Accidents involving bicycles.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a parking lot accident, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced, elite and top rated team of Buffalo, New York car accident attorneys will battle to attempt to obtain the best result for you. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER IN A PARKING LOT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Avoiding Parking Lot Accidents In New York State And Beyond

Drivers in parking lots often overlook traffic signs, speed and cut across empty rows. This places pedestrians and other drivers at a greater risk of an accident.

Parking lots are often crowded. Additionally, pedestrians are frequently on their phones and they fail to pay attention to traffic. However, in New York State, victims may still have a claim. Call now if you were injured in a case like this.

Drivers should be mindful of pedestrians in their proximity. They should be prepared to react if pedestrians walk in front of their vehicle and drivers need to be especially cautious of pedestrians when backing up.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a parking lot accident by a driver who was not paying attention or following the rules of the road, you want the most experienced personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his top rated team of attorneys are some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York. The aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team will battle for the compensation you deserve if you were injured in a parking lot. Call 716-839-3939 today. We are available to help you.

Determining Liability For Parking Lot Accidents In Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls and New York State Parking Accident

The most common parking lot accident is when a driver is backing out of a space does not see another vehicle.

Cars leaving a parking space must yield the right-of-way to others.

Operators in the driving lanes have the right-of-way over vehicles backing out of parking spaces.

Section 1162 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law mandates that stopped or parked vehicles should not be moved, unless it can be done reasonably safely.

The most common causes for parking lot negligence include:

  1. Speeding;
  2. Not paying attention;
  3. Using a cell phone;
  4. Failing to use a turn signal;
  5. Not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians;
  6. Following too closely;
  7. Disobeying traffic signals or signs;
  8. Overlooking weather conditions; and
  9. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a parking lot accident contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, NOW at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you. Jed Dietrich, Esq. in a Best Lawyer of America and his team of top rated Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys are always fighting to obtain the best result for Buffalo personal injury cases.

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER IN A PARKING LOT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Holding Private Parking Lot Owners Liable

It is a legal duty of parking lot owners to take reasonable efforts to maintain safe conditions for both drivers and pedestrians. Owners should routinely inspect parking lots for any conditions that increase the risk of accidents. Dangerous conditions can include:

  1. Lack of traffic signs or signals;
  2. Accumulation of rain, snow or ice;
  3. Potholes or uneven pavement; or
  4. Lack of proper lighting.

Owners can be held liable for injuries, if they should have known about the dangerous condition or had prior notice of a dangerous condition. Often conditions could have been fixed, but the property owner failed to take action. If the owner is found negligent, you may be able to recover compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls or New York State parking lot personal injury accident call Jed Dietrich, Esq. today at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys will collect the evidence necessary to fight to get you the best result for New York State personal injury cases. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Steps You Should Take If You Were Involved In A Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls or New York State Parking Lot Accident

If you have been involved in a parking lot accident, determine if there are any injuries. Even if your injuries do not seem that serious, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Seeking medical attention will help document any injuries at the time of the accident.

No matter how minor the accident may seem, it is extremely important that you call the police. The police report will take down information about the accident and will generally set forth who is at fault.

Take pictures of the scene of the accident. The pictures should show the vehicles still in the same position after the accident and where the vehicles were in the parking lot in relation to one another. Pictures can help drivers when there is a dispute about the cause of the crash. After taking pictures, move your vehicle to a safe location.

Make certain to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. This includes writing down both the name and the address of their driver’s license and all of the information on their auto insurance card.

Talk to any potential witnesses and get their names, numbers and addresses. Find out if there is any footage from nearby security cameras.

If you are at fault for the accident, not reporting the accident could be a violation of your insurance policy. Additionally, if you were injured and your car was seriously damaged, you should file an insurance claim. In New York you are mandated to submit a No-Fault application to your insurance carrier within 30 days of the accident. There are also strict time constraints for filing a claim for personal injuries in New York State, so you should contact the experienced car accident attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq., today to discuss your case.

HAVE YOU BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A DRIVER IN A PARKING LOT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

When you contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. after a parking lot accident in Buffalo, New York, our team of experienced lawyers fight for you and assist you every step of the way. We understand that even moderate injuries caused by cars, SUVs or trucks can have profound impacts on your life. Victims typically need expensive medical care and might be unable to work while recovering from their injuries. The combination of emotional and physical pain, as well as financial hardship, can make life challenging. We will zealously fight to obtain the best results for your car accident case in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, throughout New York State and beyond.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling personal injury cases since 1999. With over 20 years of experience and more than $150 million recovered on behalf of his clients, you can depend on Jed Dietrich, Esq. to fight relentlessly to secure the compensation that you deserve for all of your losses. When you want results, you call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. To learn more about what the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, can do for you, call 716-839-3939 now, or contact us online. Strict and short time limits in parking lot accidents do apply, so please do not delay.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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