There are many reasons for shopping cart accidents, but most often, they are caused by negligence. Employees should periodically check the parking lot for buggies, making sure they are put in safe locations, such as in corrals or taken into the store so they cannot cause damage.
If employees fail to regularly do this, then the store can be held liable. You must gather supporting documentation to show when the accident occurred and why it happened. Documentation is essential to your property damage claim being successful.
If your car is hit by a shopping cart, you should file an accident report and get a copy of that report and keep with any other supporting documentation for your property damage claim. Take photos of the accident scene, being sure to show the location of your car and shopping carts. Always take photos of all the damages sustained.
The shopping cart accident may have been caught on the store's surveillance video. Check for any witnesses to the shopping car incident. If there are witnesses, ask them to provide written statements regarding what they saw. Get the names of witnesses and ask them to provide you with their contact information.
Kinds Of Damages Sustained In A Shopping Cart Accident
If your car was damaged by a WinCo shopping cart, or shopping cart from any other store, you might have different damages. Those damages might include broken light covers, deep scratches, paint chips, dents and dings, broken mirrors, broken glass, and other damages. Take your car to a repair shop so a qualified technician can prepare a written repair estimate for your vehicle’s shopping cart damages.
Work With A Personal Injury Attorney
If your car was damaged by a shopping cart, you should enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who handles such claims in your state. With the help of a lawyer, you are much more likely to have a successful personal injury claim and recover compensation for your property damages. When you hire an accident injury lawyer, you will not pay anything out of pocket.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so your lawyer will not get paid until your case has been won and you recover compensation through a judgment or settlement. Schedule your free case review today, so you can make sure your accident injury claim is on track in a timely manner.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against WinCo or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.