If you were at Home Depot, or any other home improvement store, and a shopping cart hit your parked car, your vehicle has suffered damages. Depending on how and why the accident occurred, you may be able to recover compensation for the property damages you suffered from the incident. Documentation is needed to show the extent of the damages and how and why the accident occurred. You will want to pursue a personal injury claim within a timely manner.
Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents
Shopping cart accidents are caused by various things, but usually, they could have been avoided. Most often, they are the result of negligence of the store or its employees. If a shopping cart from Home Depot, or any other home improvement store, hit your parked car, you will likely want to be sure to file an accident report. Also, take photos of the damages and of the accident scene before anything is moved. You will want to hold someone responsible for the damages that the shopping cart caused your vehicle.
Ask around to determine if anyone saw the shopping cart hit your car in the parking lot. You will want witnesses to provide written statements. Be sure to get the names of any witnesses and ask them for contact information so you can follow up later if necessary. Check around to see if the accident might have been caught by the store’s surveillance cameras or nearby cameras.
Kinds Of Damages Sustained In a Shopping Cart Accident
Your vehicle could suffer different levels of damages. Some of the more common damages suffered in such situations include paint chipping, scratches, dings, and dents. Depending on where your vehicle was hit and the severity of the hit, the damages might include a broken headlight, broken taillight, broken signal light, grill damage, or broken parking lamp. Any of these damages will add up quickly. Get a written repair estimate from a qualified repair shop.
Work With A Personal Injury Attorney
Like with any home improvement store, if a shopping cart from Home Depot hit your parked car, you should enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who is licensed in your state. With the help of an attorney, the odds of a claim being successful increase significantly. With the proper evidence you can likely recover property damages as part of your personal injury claim. When you hire a lawyer, you will not have to pay anything upfront because personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means your lawyer isn’t paid until you win your claim and get a judgment or a settlement. Schedule your free case review 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 Home Depot or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.