Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents
Shopping cart accidents happen for many reasons, but usually, they are caused by negligence. Employees have a responsibility to protect their customers from harm and their property from damage by ensuring that the shopping carts are put up, so they aren’t going to roll into any vehicle and cause damages. If the employees don’t follow proper protocol, then the store could be held liable for the damages that the shopping carts cause, so be sure to gather supporting documentation.
If a Dollar Tree shopping cart, or any other discount variety store chain hits your vehicle, be sure to file an accident report and get a copy of that accident report and get other documentation to support your claim. Be sure to get photos of the accident scene, showing the location of the vehicle and the carts, and take photos of all the damages sustained. The accident may have been caught on surveillance video. Check for witnesses, 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 your car suffered damages because it was hit by a shopping cart, you might have different damages. Damages might include broken headlights or taillights, scratches and paint chips, dents and dings, broken mirrors and glass, and other damages. You will need to have a qualified repair technician to prepare a written estimate that itemizes all the damages and the cost of fixing them.
Work With A Personal Injury Attorney
If a shopping cart has hit your car and caused property damage, you should consider pursuing a personal injury claim. Enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who is licensed in your state, so you can make sure your claim gets on the right track. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket to retain a lawyer. Instead, your attorney will not be paid until your claim has been won. Schedule your free case review today by completing the free case evaluation form on this page.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Dollar Tree or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.