Some of the commonest accidents occur when a driver hits a parked car in a parking lot. These areas are often restricted in size and the traffic parked in the lots often are too long and do not fit well. This means any driver who is not careful when either parking or passing other traffic in the parking lot may hit a parked car causing serious damage to the parked car and its occupants.
If another vehicle has hit your parked car causing serious damage and injuries you may be able to file a personal injury claim to cover the cost of the damage to your parked car and any injuries you may have received as a result of the accident.
Medical Bills After Being Hit When My Car Was Parked
If anyone is injured when their car was hit when parked there could be large bills to pay. This could start off with the cost of the ambulance and then the cost of medical treatment at a hospital. Depending on how serious the injury is there could be bills for x-rays, blood tests, surgery, anesthesia before surgery and later on transport to and from the hospital for check-ups. Bills for medication may be a financial burden as well.
Property Damage Bills After Being Hit When My Car Was Parked
Even if you are not injured in an accident with your parked car it is almost a certainty that your parked car will have been damaged. If it was it could typically be a write off if the cost of repairing both the engine and body work exceeds the value of a replacement vehicle. If you are considering filing a PI claim against the driver who crashed into your parked car you will need the evidence to prove the amount of damage the accident caused. This can be provided by the car repairer.
How a PI Claim Can Help Pay Bills After Being Hit When My Car Was Parked
Filing a PI claim can cover the cost of medical treatment, loss of earnings while unable to work, the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and if you have suffered as a result of the accident you may get compensated for your pain and suffering. In order to win a PI claim, you will need to provide evidence that shows that the damage to your vehicle when it was parked was due to negligent driving on the part of the at fault driver. You should try to get reports from eye-witnesses which show what caused the crash with your parked car. The police officer who attended the accident should be able to provide a copy of the accident report to help support your claim.
Working With a Lawyer
The best thing you can do after an accident with your parked car is to get a PI lawyer to help file your PI claim. Personal injury lawyers persevere until they reach a fair settlement with the at fault driver’s insurer.