If you were shopping and a shopping cart from Lowe’s, or any home improvement store, hit your parked car, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the store to recover your property damages from the accident. There are several things that come into play, such as how the accident occurred, what caused it, the extent of the damages, and any supporting documentation that you might have to prove your case.
Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents
There are many causes for shopping cart accidents, such as employees not properly putting shopping carts up or checking for stray carts, the retailer not having enough corrals or storage places for customer shopping carts, or because customers don’t put the carts away. Often, shopping cart accidents are caused by the negligence of the store and its workers. You will want to make sure the responsible party is held liable for the damages that they caused, so gather evidence to support your property damage claim against them.
Check to see if the accident could have been caught on the store's surveillance cameras or if there were witnesses. If you find witnesses, ask them to provide written statements regarding what they saw and include their names and contact details. Take photos of the accident scene and of the damages and be sure to get a copy of the accident report. Documentation is essential to a successful personal injury claim after a shopping cart damaged your parked car.
Kinds Of Damages Sustained In a Shopping Cart Accident
There are different kinds of damages that might result from a shopping cart hitting your parked car. As an example, it could lead to a broken headlight or broken signal, you might have a damaged grill, or a broken taillight. There could be paint damages, such as chips or scratches. Your car could have dents or dings. Any of these damages are expensive to repair, so be sure to get a written repair estimate from a qualified repair shop. Get photos of the all the damages that your vehicle sustained when it was hit by the store's shopping cart.
Work With A Personal Injury Attorney
If a shopping cart from Lowe’s, or any home improvement store, hit your parked car, you should retain the services of a personal injury lawyer who is licensed to handle such claims in your state. Your odds of recovering compensation for your damages will increase significantly with the help of an attorney. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you will not have upfront costs. Instead, your personal injury attorney will not get paid until your claim has been won. 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 Lowe’s or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.