Parking lots are meant to be transition zones where we come and go without incident. Yet, sometimes, the unexpected happens. A seemingly safe environment becomes the scene of a jarring accident that can leave you bewildered, stressed, and unsure of the next steps.

At The Ruth Law Team, we recognize the emotional toll such an event can take. Beyond the physical damages, the emotional strain, and the upheaval of your daily routine, there’s the looming question: What now? It’s not just about the vehicle repairs or the medical bills. It’s about understanding your rights, getting clarity, and feeling supported as you face the aftermath.

Remember that you’re not alone if you’ve found yourself in this challenging situation. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team. We’re here in Tampa, armed with over 40 years of experience, ready to guide and stand by you every step of the way.

We offer in-person and virtual meetings to accommodate your needs. For a free consultation with a Tampa parking lot accident attorney, call us at (813) 212-3765 or schedule a no-obligation case evaluation online.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment 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 Tampa, 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 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

$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.
$90,000

Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Park Ranger

$90,000 recovered for our client who was a bicyclist hit by a Pinellas County park ranger. The Ruth Law Team achieved a favorable settlement against Pinellas County for the negligence of their employee who injured… read more?
$257,500

Victim Injured in Crash with Rock Hauler

Settlement for victim in significant crash with a rock hauler that ran a red light. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and facial wounds.
$216,780

Settlement for Client Injured by a Lyft Driver

Our client was struck when a Lyft driver ran stop sign and hit her while crossing the intersection, resulting in neck and back injuries.
$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

We resolved a serious car accident case in June 2019 for an Inverness woman who was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign. Our client’s car was a total loss, and she dealt with a number of injuries.
$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.
$1,300,000

Rider Shatters Wrist in Motorcycle Accident

Another law firm requested our assistance as co-counsel to help obtain a $1,300,000 settlement after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He endured multiple surgeries after a driver hit him, shattering his wrist… read more?
$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back… read more?

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

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Common Parking Lot Accident Injuries

While parking lots may seem like relatively safe environments due to the slower speeds, accidents here can still lead to various injuries. Some might be immediate, while others may manifest over time. Understanding the potential scope of these injuries can be crucial in ensuring you get the care and attention you need.

Common Injuries Include:

  • Whiplash: This occurs when the head and neck are suddenly jerked forward and then backward, often seen in rear-end collisions.
  • Contusions and Bruises: These are often a result of the sudden impact, especially if a pedestrian is involved.
  • Broken Bones: Particularly wrists or arms, as drivers or passengers may instinctively brace for impact.
  • Sprains and Strains: Soft tissue injuries that can result from the sudden jolt of an accident.
  • Concussions: Even at low speeds, a blow to the head can result in a concussion.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Broken glass or metal can cause these injuries, often requiring stitches.
  • Knee and Leg Injuries: These injuries are common particularly for pedestrians who might get struck by a vehicle.
  • Spinal Cord & Back Injuries: These include  herniated discs or other serious spine-related issues.
  • Emotional Trauma: Accidents can result in anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or other emotional challenges.

The Ruth Law Team understands these challenges and is here to offer guidance and support, helping you navigate the complexities of the aftermath.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Parking Lot Accident Victims

In the aftermath of a parking lot accident, you might face mounting expected and unforeseen expenses. Pursuing legal action can potentially aid you in covering these costs. While each case is unique, understanding the general categories of compensation available can offer clarity during uncertain times.

Potential Compensation Categories Include:

  • Medical Bills: Covering the cost of immediate medical attention, surgeries, medications, and other related healthcare services.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other treatments needed to aid in your recovery.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for time taken off work due to injuries sustained or medical appointments related to the accident.
  • Property Damage: Repairs or replacement costs for your vehicle or personal belongings damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: The physical pain and emotional distress experienced due to the accident.
  • Future Medical Expenses: Ongoing medical treatments, medications, or therapies you’ll require in the future due to the accident.
  • Diminished Earning Capacity: If the accident affects your ability to earn at the same level as before, you might be compensated for this long-term financial loss.

Navigating recovery after a parking lot accident encompasses more than just healing physical wounds. The financial burden can be daunting. By understanding the potential avenues for compensation, you can make more informed decisions about your next steps. The Ruth Law Team is committed to helping Tampa residents get the compensation they rightfully deserve, ensuring that an unexpected accident doesn’t become a lifelong financial strain.

Next Steps After a Parking Lot Accident

The immediate moments and days following a parking lot accident can be a whirlwind of emotions, pain, and confusion. Making the right decisions during this time can significantly affect the trajectory of your recovery and any subsequent legal actions. Here are some steps to consider to ensure you’re well-prepared and protected:

  • Prioritize Your Safety: Ensure you and any passengers are safe before anything else. If the accident is minor and it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle out of traffic to a secure location.
  • Call for Medical Attention: If you or anyone involved in the accident has sustained injuries, call for medical assistance immediately.
  • Report the Accident: Notify the local police, especially if the accident resulted in significant damage or injuries. For more minor accidents, police may decline to respond to a parking lot crash.
  • Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident site, any damages to your vehicle, and any injuries sustained. This can serve as vital evidence later on.
  • Gather Witness Information: If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact details. Their testimony might be crucial in the future.
  • Contact Your Attorney: Before contacting insurance companies, speaking with your local injury attorney is essential. The Ruth Law Team can guide you on what to say and, more importantly, what not to say. Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts, and your attorney will prioritize your best interests.
  • Stay Organized: Keep all related documents, such as medical bills, repair estimates, and any other receipts in one place. This will help build your case.
  • Continue with Treatment: If you are injured, medical documentation is going to be extremely important in pursuing an injury claim. Failure to comply with your doctor’s appointments and orders can severely diminish the value of your case.

While the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, taking these steps can ensure you’re positioned to get the justice and compensation you deserve. Remember, having a trusted accident attorney by your side, like those at The Ruth Law Team, can make all the difference in navigating these challenging times.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

While you might be obligated to report the incident, consulting with your attorney first is essential. Speaking without proper guidance might inadvertently jeopardize your claim or result in a reduced settlement. The Ruth Law Team strongly advises having an experienced attorney represent or guide your communications to safeguard your rights and ensure you’re treated fairly.

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?

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

When unforeseen accidents disrupt the rhythm of your life, you deserve a committed ally who understands the intricacies of your situation. With over 40 years of dedicated service in Tampa, the Ruth Law Team stands ready to assist, advocate, and navigate the complexities of the legal world on your behalf. Let us be your voice and guide in this challenging time. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling (813) 212-3765 for a free review of your case.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

With an office conveniently located in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team has been a steady community pillar for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to those we serve, offering both in-person and virtual consultations at no charge. Our approach is straightforward and client-focused, ensuring you feel supported and informed throughout your journey with us.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only):

Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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