TJ MAXX, like many similar stores, provides shopping carts for their customers to use to make shopping easier and more comfortable. Each year, thousands of dollars worth of damage is inflicted on cars caused by runaway shopping carts. The areas where shopping carts are placed are open to the public so the store is required to maintain the area so it is safe for the public to use. This means ensuring shopping carts are kept in an orderly manner so that they are unable to damage shopper’s cars when they are parked in a parking lot.
If you have parked your car in a TJ MAXX parking lot, or any other parking lot and it was damaged by a shopping cart you may be eligible to file a PI claim for the damage caused to your car.
Causes of Shopping Cart Accidents
When shopping carts damage parked cars in a TJ MAXX, or any other parking lot they are not just accidents, but are due to negligence which could have been avoided. There are several reasons for shopping carts colliding with parked cars:
- The parking area for shopping carts has become so full that shopping carts end up rolling loose in the parking lot, damaging parked cars in the process;
- A worker failed to give enough attention when moving several shopping carts at once back to the store’s entrance so some became loose and hit and damaged parked cars;
- A customer just leaves an empty shopping cart after emptying the goods into a parked car and it hits and damages other parked cars close by.
Types of Damage That Can Happen to You from a Shopping Cart Accident
A car owner’s greatest fear is coming back to their parked car in a parking lot and discovering a shopping cart alongside it after scratching and denting it. Other possible damage would be dependent on whether the shopping cart rear- ended the car, side swiped it, or caused a head-on collision. Any type of collision may scratch and dent the car and damage bumpers and lights as well.
Car owners know how expensive it is to pay to fix minor damage let alone damage like dents which may require panel beating and paint re-spraying in order to bring back the car to an acceptable state. It may be an amount that is too much for the car owner to pay so the only way to fix the damage is by filing a PI compensation claim against the person or organization which acted negligently which caused the damage.
Why You Need a PI Attorney and What He or She Can Do to Help You
To ensure you get the cash settlement you deserve it is advisable to discuss your case against TJ MAXX, or any other store, with a PI attorney first. An attorney knows how to prove negligence by providing sufficient proof that leaves no doubt in the mind of the insurer.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against TJ MAXX, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.