While it is not as traumatizing and disastrous as a highway collision or multi-vehicle pileup, parking lot accidents occur on a very frequent basis in Las Vegas. When an accident occurs in a crowded lot, determining exactly who is at fault be a complicated process.
In Nevada, once fault is determined in a two-vehicle accident, then the at-fault party’s insurance company is responsible for paying out the damages. Generally, fault is determined by the police accident report, evidence on the scene (video footage on the security cameras), and eyewitness statements. However, police rarely respond to parking lot collisions, which mean insurance companies must rely on witness testimony to determine fault.
While some cases can be clear-cut, others can be complex. In parking lot accidents involving two moving cars, insurance companies often make a partial determination of fault, which means that responsibility is shared 50-50 or 25-75, and the damages are compensated accordingly.
When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
No one likes to admit responsibility for an accident, even when it is clearly their fault. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident in Las Vegas and are facing difficulties recovering your entitled compensation, our car accident lawyers at Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP can help. With more than 90 years of combined experience, we understand what it takes to protect your best interests and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Let us fight for you while you make a successful recovery from injury.
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