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Shopping Cart From Kmart Hit My Parked Car*

If your car was parked and it was hit by a Kmart shopping cart, or any department store's shopping cart, you will most likely want to pursue a claim against the responsible party to recover compensation for all your damages. Your vehicle repairs could be expensive after a shopping cart collision.

Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents

There are several causes of accidents with shopping carts. The cause of the accident will affect who you will pursue a claim against. You will need to gather supporting evidence and documentation so you can pursue a claim against the responsible party. Kmart, like any other department store, has an obligation to leave the parking lot clean and free from obstacles. That means employees should periodically recover shopping carts and bring them into the store. Employees should make sure any carts outside are in corrals, so they aren’t free to hit cars.

If you return to your parked car and find a shopping car has hit it, you will want to file an accident report which will support your claim. Be sure to get photos of the accident scene and of any damages to your vehicle, so you can recover compensation to pay for fixing your damages.

Kinds Of Damages Sustained In a Shopping Cart Accident

If a shopping cart has hit your parked car and caused damages, you will need to have your car assessed for damages. Do this by taking it to an auto body facility. You will want to get a written repair estimate that details all the damages and the costs for fixing them. Also, be sure to ask how long your vehicle will be in the repair shop because you might need a rental car while your car is being fixed. You will want to ask for compensation for your rental fees as well.

Work With A Personal Injury Attorney

If a Kmart shopping cart, or any department store shopping cart, has damaged your vehicle, you should enlist the help of a personal injury attorney who is licensed in your state. With the help of a lawyer, you are much more likely to recover compensation for your damages. You will not have to pay anything upfront to retain your accident injury attorney because such lawyers take cases on the contingency basis, which means attorneys only recover compensation for their efforts after you win your case. Your lawyer will be paid out of your judgment or settlement. Complete the form to request your free case review today, so you can make sure your claim gets on the right track.

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

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