Being in an accident, particularly in an environment as seemingly benign as a parking lot, can be an unsettling, even traumatic experience. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand just how confusing and challenging this time can be.

These incidents aren’t just about vehicle damage. They can involve injuries that disrupt your daily life, medical bills that pile up, time lost from work, and the emotional stress of dealing with it all. Further, parking lot accidents are not limited to collisions between vehicles.  Parking lot accidents also may occur when a driver is not paying attention and hits a pedestrian. Trying to navigate the complexities of liability in parking lot accident cases on your own can be overwhelming. It’s not just about who hit whom – there are a myriad of factors to consider, from signage and road marking conditions to the actions of other drivers or pedestrians.

This is where we step in. With over 40 years of compassionate legal service to the Sarasota community, The Ruth Law Team is here to lend a helping hand. Our mission is to lighten your load and be a beacon of support as you traverse this difficult time.

The first step towards reclaiming your peace of mind begins with a conversation. Our dedicated Sarasota personal injury lawyers are ready to listen, understand your unique situation, and guide you on the best path forward. Together, we can work towards the resolution you deserve. 

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota parking lot accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


We have over four decades of experience representing parking lot accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.


Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Parking Lot Accident Case Results


Parking Lot Trip and Fall

Our client tripped and fell on uneven pavement in a parking lot, resulting in a fractured ankle, surgery, and ongoing rehabilitation.

Motorcycle Driver Hit by U-Turning Car

Recovery for motorcycle driver hit when a car made improper U-turn in front of him. The victim was ejected from the bike hitting the vehicle and falling to the pavement. He suffered shoulder injury resulting… read more?

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.

Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

We were able to settle this case for the full insurance policy limits on this case. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when a DUI driver pulled out in front of them. This… read more?

Settlement in Head-On Collision

Settlement for victim of head on car crash. Our client and her husband sustained significant injuries, including multiple fractures, when a driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit them head on.

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.

Car Accident Trial Verdict

When our client was hit by a distracted driver on I-4, the insurance company did not want to pay him a fair settlement for his injuries. We went to trial in May 2019 and obtained a $688,000 verdict from a Hillsborough county jury, which is… read more?

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.

Bicyclist Hit by a Van

Our client was visiting from out of state when his life was changed in an instant. This gentleman was riding his bicycle when a van voided his right-of-way and turned left in front of him in Seminole, Florida. This case settled out of court.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Parking Lot Accident Injuries

Parking lot accidents might seem minor compared to high-speed collisions on highways or intersections. Still, they can lead to various injuries, some of which can be seriously debilitating. Understanding the nature and extent of potential injuries can help you recognize if you need immediate medical attention or legal guidance.

  • Whiplash: This is one of the most common injuries sustained in parking lot accidents. Whiplash occurs when a sudden impact causes the neck to snap forward and backward, leading to strain or damage to the muscles and ligaments.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): A sudden jolt or blow to the head can result in a concussion or other forms of TBIs. These injuries can be especially dangerous as they may not present immediate symptoms.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact of a collision can cause broken bones, most commonly in the wrists, arms, or collarbone if you brace for the impact, but also possibly in the ribs, legs, or pelvis.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These include sprains, strains, or tears to muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Spinal Injuries: Minor back strains to herniated discs and other serious spinal injuries can lead to long-term pain and disability.
  • Cuts, Bruises, and Lacerations: These can range from minor scrapes to serious wounds requiring stitches or even surgery.

In the aftermath of a parking lot accident, seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine. Symptoms of some injuries may not manifest immediately and can be a sign of a more serious condition. Injuries from parking lot accidents can have both immediate and long-term impacts on your life, and you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden. Let us guide you in pursuing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Parking Lot Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured in a parking lot accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. This compensation aims to restore your financial situation as closely as possible to what it was before the accident. Here’s a list of potential compensations that might be relevant in your case:

  • Medical Expenses: This is to cover the cost of any necessary medical treatments, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, or any ongoing care needed as a result of your injuries.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries force you to miss work, you might be compensated for those lost earnings. This also includes loss of earning capacity if you’re unable to return to your former position or work to the same degree.
  • Property Damage: If your vehicle or any personal property was damaged in the accident, you might be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.
  • Pain and Suffering: This covers physical discomfort and mental distress endured as a result of the accident and the injuries sustained.
  • Emotional Distress: Serious accidents can leave psychological scars. You might be compensated for the emotional trauma caused by the accident, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Every case is unique, and the compensation you might be entitled to will depend on the specifics of your situation. That’s why working with an experienced law firm like The Ruth Law Team is crucial. Our dedicated Sarasota Parking Lot Accident Lawyers will take the time to understand your story, evaluate your case thoroughly, and fight tenaciously for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Together, we can seek the justice you deserve and the compensation necessary to support your recovery and move forward with your life.

Next Steps After a Parking Lot Accident

An accident, even in the seemingly safe environment of a parking lot, can be a disorienting experience. In these moments, it’s important to know the correct steps to protect your rights and support any future legal action you might take. Here’s a guideline for you to follow:

  1. Prioritize Safety: If possible, move out of the way of traffic to prevent any further accidents. Check for injuries, not just on you but also on other parties involved.
  2. Call the Authorities: Contact local law enforcement or security for the location where the incident occurred. You should be aware that oftentimes police will not respond to a collision that takes place in a parking lot.
  3. Gather Information: Exchange names, contact information, and insurance details with the other party involved. Document the scene of the accident. Take pictures or videos of your car, the other vehicle(s), and the surroundings.
  4. Document Injuries: If you’re feeling unwell, seek immediate medical help. Document your injuries and keep a record of all treatments received, medications prescribed, and costs incurred.
  5. Witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, try to gather their contact information. Their statements could provide crucial support for your case.
  6. Consult Your Attorney: Before speaking with the insurance company, consult with your lawyer. Insurance companies often aim to minimize their payout, and early discussions without legal advice can limit your ability to obtain full compensation.

These steps can seem overwhelming in the midst of dealing with an accident’s fallout, but remember, you are not alone. The Ruth Law Team is here to provide support, guidance, and the robust representation you need to navigate this challenging time.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

It is advisable to speak with a personal injury attorney before you engage in any conversation with an insurance company. Your lawyer can help you avoid inadvertently damaging your claim. The Ruth Law Team is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help protect your rights and ensure you’re on the best path toward obtaining the compensation you deserve.

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Additional Parking Lot Accident Resources

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car? Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

What does it mean if my car was totaled?

Your car is considered totaled if the damages are not repairable or if price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. Do your homework. Check the internet (such as Kelley Blue Book) or NADA for the actual cash value (ACV) of your car, check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, and check with the car dealerships in your area. Look for the prices... read more?

Contact Our Parking Lot Accident Attorneys

The road to recovery after an accident may seem daunting, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. At The Ruth Law Team, we believe in standing by your side, providing the support, guidance, and robust representation you need to face the aftermath of a parking lot accident. Our dedicated Sarasota Parking Lot Accident Lawyers are ready to help turn your setback into a comeback. With our deep understanding of personal injury law and commitment to your well-being, we’re here to help you seek the justice you deserve.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

At The Ruth Law Team, we’ve crafted an environment of warmth, understanding, and steadfast commitment to our clients. With our blend of professional excellence and compassionate service spanning over four decades, our Sarasota Personal Injury Law Offices stand as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking justice after a parking lot accident or any personal injury incident. 

We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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