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Shopping Cart From 7-Eleven Hit My Parked Car*

With thousands of gas stations and conveience stores, you might visit to shop. If you are at a store and a shopping cart hits your parked car, you will have suffered property damages. You will want to hold the negligent party responsible for the damages your vehicle suffered, so you will want to file a personal injury claim and ask to be compensated for your property damages, so here are a few tips regarding how to preserve evidence and how to proceed with your claim.

Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents

Not all shopping cart accidents happen for the same reason, but most could have been prevented. Usually, they are caused by negligence. The employees have the responsibility to ensure the carts are put away in a corral or an area where they will not damage personal property. If employees don’t properly follow up and ensure carts are put away, then the store can become liable for the damages that they cause if they roll into a vehicle. You need to maintain documentation to support your claim.

Call the police and make sure an accident report is completed. You will need a copy of that report. Take photos of the accident scene, showing the location of the vehicle and the carts, and take photos of all the damages that you suffered. Check to see if the accident was caught on surveillance video, and if there are witnesses be sure to ask them to provide written statements. Get the names of witnesses and ask them to provide you with their contact information.

Kinds Of Damages Sustained In A Shopping Cart Accident

If a shopping cart hit your car and caused damages, your vehicle could suffer various damages that range from dings and dents to paint damage, such as chips or scratches. You should make sure a qualified technician inspects your vehicle and prepares a written estimate for fixing the damages. You will want to make sure you have all the damages documented, so you can recover compensation for the costs.

Work With A Personal Injury Attorney

If a shopping cart has hit your vehicle and caused damage, you will want to pursue a personal injury claim. You will want to ensure you gather supporting documentation to show your damages. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you are much more likely to recover compensation for your damages. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you will not pay anything out of pocket. Instead, your lawyer will get paid when you win your claim. Schedule your free case review with a personal injury attorney today, so you can make sure your claim gets on track today!

*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against 7-Eleven or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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