Western New York Car Accidents At Drive-In Movie Theatres

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as one of the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys and New York Super Lawyer, and His Veteran Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Praised by Expertise LLC as Best Car Accident Lawyers, Pursue Aggressive Legal Action to Obtain Extraordinary Results for Victims Injured in Collisions at Drive-In Movie Theaters Throughout Western New York and Beyond.

Couple in a Movie TheaterDrive-in movie theaters are one of the most enjoyable places to watch the newest blockbusters. Most patrons flock to drive-ins to enjoy their choice of movies within the comfort and safety of their vehicles. When you purchase tickets to see a film on the big screen, you may expect to eat some popcorn, laugh, and have fun. While you may think the worst thing that can happen is not liking the movie, some car accident victims suffer devastating injuries. In addition to all the dangers at a regular cinema, such as wet floors, spilled popcorn, and food poisoning, drive-in moviegoers risk suffering car crashes. In Western New York, parking lot accidents are a regular occurrence, and drive-in movie theater car parking lots are no different. An estimated 20% of all collisions occur in parking lots. Although drive-in cinema crashes are typically low-impact, they can still result in severe and even fatal injuries.

The harm sustained in movie theater parking lots largely depends on the speed of the vehicles, the type of cars involved, the nature of the accident, and whether the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Some victims are unfortunate enough to suffer life-altering consequences that require long and difficult recovery periods. Some examples of trauma suffered include broken hips, fractured bones, whiplash, back and neck injuries, severe concussions, and spinal cord damage. Did you, or a loved one, suffer harm in a car accident at a drive-in cinema? If so, we recommend consulting with a highly experienced personal injury attorney to explore your legal options.

Contacting the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite Western New York car accident attorneys may be the best decision you ever make. Our select team has decades of experience handling all sorts of accident claims. We are enthusiastically dedicated to fighting for the justice of all our clients and their families. You can trust that Jed Dietrich, Esq. will not rest until you are reasonably compensated for your damages. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has secured more than $175 million in judgments and settlements for injured victims in Western New York and beyond. Our battle-tested squad has the know-how and resources, and we are ready to take on both negligent motorists and the biggest movie theater chains. Please give us a call or complete our online consultation form and allow us to schedule your free case evaluation. After your drive-in car accident, our veteran attorneys would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a plan of action.

Common Types Of Drive-In Cinema Collisions

Liability for Your Drive-In Movie Theater CollisionSince the pandemic, drive-in movie theaters have rapidly gained popularity. Millions of Americans head to drive-in cinemas each year. They are excellent for bringing the whole family or going with friends, and they even provide the perfect date spot. When you purchase tickets to a drive-in movie, getting into a car accident is the last thing you would expect. Drivers are often more worried about seeing a bad movie than suffering injuries. With everyone rushing to get good parking spots and get settled in before the movie starts, drive-in parking lots can be extremely chaotic. Some prevalent collisions that happen at drive-ins include:

  1. Broadside Collisions: These crashes often occur after a movie ends and drivers are hurrying to exit their parking spots. This can lead to an irresponsible driver hitting the side of another vehicle.
  2. Distracted Driving Crashes: When driving through a cinema parking lot, motorists may be preoccupied with finding a good spot, attending to their children, or posting about the movie they are watching on social media.
  3. Pedestrian Accidents: There is nothing better than going to the concession stands for some popcorn or candy bars. Moviegoers also frequently leave their vehicles to use the bathroom. It is not uncommon for these pedestrians to be focused on the big screen rather than walking safely. When drivers speed or cut across empty rows, it places pedestrians at risk.
  4. Wrong-Way Crashes: When driving through the cinema parking lot, motorists often mistakenly drive in the wrong lane or ignore traffic signs. Other drivers traveling the right way are often shocked and unprepared to react quickly enough.
  5. Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way Accidents: These types of collisions can take place when inattentive drivers are entering or exiting theater parking lots and fail to stop for oncoming vehicles. Drivers leaving parking spaces must also yield the right-of-way for other motorists.



Liability for Your Drive-In Movie Theater Collision

Since vehicles in drive-in theaters typically move slowly, this can cause motorists to use less caution. As a result, crashes in drive-ins are much more common than you would think. Although the process of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit after your drive-in movie cinema car accident may not be as exciting as watching a chart-topper, it may be necessary to make a full recovery. All motorists must exercise reasonable caution behind the wheel and avoid causing injury to others. When another driver breaches this obligation and causes you to suffer injuries, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys can hold them liable for their negligence.

Additionally, when drive-in theaters inadequately maintain their entrances, exits, or parking areas, moviegoers risk suffering otherwise preventable accidents. Owners and managers are legally obligated to make all reasonable efforts to maintain safe conditions for moviegoers. If an owner’s failure to keep their premises safe contributes to your crash, they can be held responsible under premises liability law. For example, if the cinema staff does not repaint faded traffic lanes or parking spots, it can give rise to head-on collisions. Drive-in owners must routinely inspect and remedy any hazardous conditions. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best car accident lawyers refuse to let another’s carelessness or negligence ruin your life.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our compassionate team understands the difficulty of accessing quality representation when you need it the most. Therefore, we are honored to offer our elite legal services on a contingency fee basis. Meaning you will pay absolutely nothing until we obtain compensation for you. We also offer complimentary case evaluations. Our veteran lawyers can address all your concerns and answer your questions. For more details on your right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation, please contact our leading lawyers now at 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. Please do not let the medical bills continue to collect while you wait for a settlement offer.

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 Western 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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