Causes of Shopping Cart Accidents
There are dozens of ways that a grocery shopping cart could hit your car. It could be because of a customer letting a cart go, or not paying attention to where they are going. The store has a responsibility of making sure that the carts are put away, so they don’t cause damages. Employees should periodically check to make sure carts are in corrals or that they are taken into the store regularly. If the store doesn’t hold up its end of the deal, then they become liable for the damages that result from the carts hitting vehicles.
Kinds of Damages Sustained in a Shopping Cart Accident
If a shopping cart from a grocery store has hit your car, your car may suffer a variety of damages. While sometimes a minor scratch might result, there can be more serious damages, such as broken lights or broken glass, dents or dings, scratched or chipped paint, or other problems. Sometimes the damages add up to be well over $1,000. Take photos of the accident scene and of the damages. Be sure to get an accident report filed and take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop to have a written estimate for your repairs. You will need to use this estimate for your property damage claim to recover compensation to pay for your losses.
Work With a Personal Injury Attorney
If your car was parked and it was hit by an Albertson’s shopping cart, or any other grocery store shopping cart, you will need to file a personal injury claim to recover property damages for your losses. You should enlist the help of an accident injury attorney who handles such claims in your state. Personal injury claims are challenging, and the grocery store will have legal representation. You will want to make sure your rights are protected, and someone is looking out for your interests.
When you hire a lawyer, they will take the case on the contingency basis. That means you should not pay anything out of pocket and your lawyer will not be paid until you win your claim against the grocery store. There is a timeline for pursuing a personal injury claim, so get your free case review today.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Albertson’s or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.