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Shopping Cart from Whole Foods Hit My Parked Car*

Stores like Whole Foods, or other major grocery stores are busy all day long, satisfying the needs of their customers. Shoppers grab a shopping cart and go around the store choosing the products they like which they put in the shopping cart which is taken to the cashier or in many places today to an automated machine that identifies the goods and takes the money. Customers love shopping carts because they make shopping easier but they are not so good at putting them back in the right place when they have finished.

This is when shopping carts become a hazard especially in a parking lot when they may be out of view but appear from nowhere when you are trying to enter or exit a parking space. Some even can be seen moving if there is a slope present in the parking lot. There is always someone to blame when a runaway shopping cart hits a car causing front and rear damage.

Causes of Shopping Cart Accidents

Shopping carts damaging parked cars do not happen without a reason. When a worker goes to the parking lot to round up misplaced shopping carts there might be too many to handle. Sometimes they roll away out of control and hit and damage parked cars.

On other occasions, they are left in places that are hazardous to parked cars causing damage. It is not always an employees fault because sometimes customers do not return a shopping cart to the right place and they end up rolling into parked cars.

Types of Damages That Can Happen to You from a Shopping Cart Accident

Fortunately, shopping carts tend to be smaller than most cars so it is unlikely that they could completely total a parked car. However, they could inflict some quite significant damage if they get out of hand. There are several possibilities when it comes to damage to cars. A shopping cart could roll down a slope in a parking lot and end up crashing into the front of a parked car. This could cause front bumper damage, scratched paintwork and damage to front lights.

If the parked car is hit in the rear this could cause rear bumper damage, unsightly scratches and dents to the paint work. A side swipe by a fast moving shopping cart could inflict damage to the fender below the driver and passenger doors as well as denting and scratching pain work.

Most car owners like their vehicles to look good but once damage to them has been caused by a runaway shopping cart it is going to cost a lot of money to repair and restore to their original state. If they can, most will try to seek compensation for the damage caused from the person responsible for shopping carts.

Why You Need a PI Attorney and What He or She Can Do to Help You.

PI claims for damage to a parked car by a shopping cart are never easy to win. You have to provide evidence proving the damage was caused by a shopping cart. The easiest way to get the best settlement is to ask a PI attorney to work on your behalf to get the full value of the damage done by the shopping cart.

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

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