You’re backing out of a parking space. You look carefully – nobody’s coming. And then, somebody smacks into you. What went wrong? You know you didn’t see anybody. Was the other person speeding? Did you just make a mistake? Is there some fault in the design of the parking lot that could have allowed this to happen? Get the contact and insurance information of the other driver. Also, write down the contact information for any witnesses. Call the police to obtain a police report for the accident, and call your insurance company. Over the next few days, watch for any bruising or nagging pains and see a doctor if you suspect any injuries from the accident.
Unfortunately, if you are backing up, you are almost automatically assumed to be at fault. Your insurance company may attempt to negotiate with the other driver’s company, but it is likely that you will be blamed. Understandably, if you are sure that you looked carefully and didn’t see anyone, you may want to dispute this. It may be time to call a Dallas car accident lawyer to see what your options are.
You have several things to consider with your attorney. These include:
The insurance companies. If the insurance companies are refusing to pay or not compensating you fairly, you may need to sue. You have the option of seeking redress from the other driver’s company as well as your own.