Rohnert Park Parking Lot Accident Injured Santa Rosa Woman At Business By Highway 101 On-Ramp
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2019) – A woman was injured after being hit by a pickup truck in a Santa Rosa Avenue parking lot located in northern Rohnert Park.
Santa Rosa police are saying that the accident took place around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the unidentified woman away in an ambulance.
She is believed to have suffered a leg injury. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots can be extremely dangerous, especially for younger children and older adults. Drivers have limited vision because of all of the other cars. Pedestrians can come out of nowhere. In order to be safe, drivers must slow down and constantly be paying attention to what’s going on around them. However, drivers aren’t always safe when traveling through parking lots. According to one NSC poll, 66% of drivers reported using their phones in parking lots.
Depending on the facts of any case, a property owner may face civil liability for a parking lot accident. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
A parking lot may be in a dangerous condition if it lacks basic safety features or is poorly illuminated. A victim of a parking lot accident may be able to recover damages against the negligent driver and the property owner responsible for the parking lot. A premises liability attorney can investigate your claim free of charge and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Parking Lot Accident
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a parking lot accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We helped thousands of accident victims successfully resolve their claims. Whether you need help with medical bills or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.