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Shopping Cart From Safeway Hit My Parked Car*

If you were shopping and had your car parked and a shopping cart hit your parked car, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the liable party to recover compensation for your property damages. These kinds of accidents could lead to various damages, so you will need to gather documentation to support your claim.

Causes Of Shopping Cart Accidents

Shopping cart accidents can be caused by many things, but more often than not, they are the result of negligence. If they are caused by the negligence of store employees, you can pursue a personal injury claim against that store and hold them liable for the damages that you suffered because of the incident. You should file an accident report right away. Be sure to get photos of the accident scene before any vehicles are moved and get photos of any damages your car suffered.

Stores should make sure there are corrals or safe locations to put shopping carts, so they aren’t hit by vehicles. If employees don’t periodically check to make sure carts are put up as they should be, accidents can happen. The entire situation might have been avoided if the employees followed through. Surveillance cameras may have caught the entire incident on tape. Your attorney can ask that the surveillance camera’s recording be used as evidence to show how your car was damaged and the timeframe in which employees didn’t remove shopping carts.

Kinds Of Damages Sustained In A Shopping Cart Accident

Different damages can result from a car being hit by a shopping cart. Some common damages caused by shopping carts include broken lights, damaged grills, dings, dents, damaged paint, and scratches. Take your vehicle to a qualified repair technician and have a written estimate prepared for your vehicle damages. You will want to use this estimate as evidence supporting your claim and showing the extent of your damages. Photos of the damages are also beneficial. Of course, the make and model of your vehicle will affect the estimate for repairs.

Work With A Personal Injury Attorney

If a shopping cart hit your car while it was parked, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your property damages. Your odds of a successful claim increase greatly when you enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer. to get your claim on the right track today, schedule a free case review with an accident injury attorney in your state. Personal injury lawyers work on the contingency basis, so you will not have any out of pocket costs. Schedule your free case review today!

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

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