While we often associate car accidents with high speeds and busy roadways, the reality is that a significant number of accidents happen at relatively low speeds in places we might least expect, such as parking lots. Though minor, these accidents can still result in serious injuries, vehicle damage, and substantial financial burdens.

If you’ve found yourself involved in a parking lot accident in St. Petersburg, Florida, it’s essential to understand your rights and the potential remedies available to you. 

With over four decades of experience, The Ruth Law Team is ready to provide guidance, support, and aggressive representation to you and those impacted by the accident. We’re committed to protecting your interests and holding the responsible party accountable. So, let us focus on the legal aspects while you concentrate on your recovery. 

We offer in-person and virtual meetings to accommodate your needs. For a free consultation with a St. Petersburg parking lot accident attorney, call us at (727) 325-5155 or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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

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

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Our Parking Lot Accident Case Results

$145,000

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.
$2,000,000

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver. Our client suffered lifelong injuries including a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures and has spent a considerable amount of time in a rehabilitation center.
$444,000

Verdict for a Man Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Our client suffered injuries to the head, neck and back when an uninsured motorist rear-ended him while sitting in traffic. The at-fault driver hit our client with enough force to propel him into another vehicle,… read more?
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.
$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client… read more?
$145,000

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.
$350,000

Vehicle Hit Behind by a Drunk Driver

Recovery for a victim injured in car crash when hit from behind by a drunk driver and suffered multiple injuries including injury to knee requiring surgery.
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?
$100,000

Verdict After Tow Truck Pulls in Front Of Motorcycle

Our client suffered a number of injuries including a brain bleed and several fractures (despite wearing his helmet) after a tow truck pulled out in front of him in Manatee… read more?

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

Common Parking Lot Accident Injuries

Despite the typically slower speeds involved, parking lot accidents can still lead to a range of injuries. Here are some common injuries sustained in parking lot accidents:

  • Whiplash: This is a common injury caused by the sudden jolting of the neck and head, which can cause muscle, ligament, and tendon damage.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Even at low speeds, a rear end collision or head on collision can cause occupants to hit their head, leading to concussions or more severe TBIs.
  • Sprains and Strains: The impact of a collision can cause occupants to move suddenly or unnaturally, leading to sprains and strains of various body parts.
  • Broken Bones: Depending on the severity of the impact, broken bones can occur, particularly in the extremities like arms or legs.
  • Cuts and Bruises: These may be caused by flying debris, airbag deployment, or contact with the vehicle’s interior.

Always seek immediate medical attention following a parking lot accident, even if you think your injuries are minor. Some injuries might not become apparent until days or weeks after the accident. An early medical assessment is not only essential for your health but can also provide important evidence should you choose to seek compensation.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Parking Lot Accident Victims

If you choose to pursue a claim following a parking lot accident, there are several types of compensation you might be eligible to receive. While the specifics can vary depending on the circumstances of your case, common types of compensation include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for any medical bills related to the accident, including future expected costs for ongoing treatments or rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries caused you to miss work, you could be compensated for lost income. This also includes diminished earning capacity if your injuries limit your ability to work in the future.
  • Pain and Suffering: This covers the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident, including any ongoing discomfort or emotional trauma.
  • Property Damage: You might be eligible for compensation to cover the repair or replacement of your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.

Each case is unique, and the potential compensation will depend on various factors. That’s why working with an experienced car accident attorney who can evaluate your case and guide you through the process is crucial. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys in St. Petersburg, is here to help.

Next Steps After a Parking Lot Accident

If you’ve been involved in a parking lot accident, it’s critical to take the right steps immediately following the incident. These actions can help protect your safety and your rights while also setting the groundwork for any potential compensation claims you may pursue:

  1. Check for Injuries: The first step is to check yourself and anyone else involved for injuries. If anyone needs medical assistance, call an ambulance immediately.
  2. Exchange Information: Gather the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance details. It’s also helpful to note their vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number.
  3. Document the Scene: Use your phone to take photos of the accident scene from different angles, showing the position of the vehicles, visible damage, any skid marks or debris, and any other relevant details like weather conditions or parking lot signage.
  4. Identify Witnesses: If there were any witnesses, try to get their contact information. Their accounts could help determine liability.
  5. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, getting a medical check-up is important. Some injuries may not be immediately evident.
  6. Contact a Car Accident Attorney: If you’ve been injured or suffered significant vehicle damage, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney. They can guide you through the process of filing a claim and protect your rights.
  7. Notify Your Insurance Provider: We suggest consulting with an attorney prior to calling either your or the other driver’s insurance company.

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this challenging time alone. Our dedicated team of parking lot accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is here to support you every step of the way.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

It’s recommended to consult with your attorney before providing statements to insurance companies. The insurance company may use your statements against you, potentially reducing your compensation.

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Additional Parking Lot Accident Resources

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What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 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

Despite the complexities that can arise from parking lot accidents, you don’t have to face this challenge alone. The Ruth Law Team is here to help. We’re prepared to provide you with the knowledgeable guidance, effective advocacy, and compassionate representation you need during this difficult time. With our team on your side, we’ll strive to hold those at fault accountable and fight for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling (727) 325-5155 for a free review of your case.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

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 main office:

Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
By Appointment Only
(727) 325-5155

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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