During the holidays, parking lots can be extremely crowded, hectic, and even dangerous. Even the most well-designed parking lots can put both drivers and pedestrians at risk when they’re overflowing with vehicles. Nashville is home to many shopping malls, outdoor shopping centers, and big box retail stores, and their parking lots can be the locations of many crashes that can range from fender benders to serious wrecks.
It’s important to not immediately dismiss parking lot accidents, especially if they result in injuries. It’s common for victims to feel less inclined to take the same steps after these crashes as they would after crashes that occur on the road, but they should not neglect following those steps. That means calling police if they involved any injuries, exchanging contact and insurance information with the other driver, and contacting a lawyer.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers never make assumptions about crashes, and you shouldn’t, either. Regardless of where your crash occurred, injuries and property damage can and should be compensated when they aren’t your fault. But remember, the statute of limitations in Tennessee after crashes is just one year, so you need to act fast.
If you or someone you love gets hurt in a parking lot crash this holiday season, don’t let it slide and pay out of pocket for expenses that aren’t your fault. Contact Ponce Law today for a free consultation.