Car Accidents Involving Parked Cars

Jun 05, 2024

Car accidents involving stationary vehicles are surprisingly common and can create significant legal and financial challenges. Whether in a parking lot or on the street, these accidents involve a vehicle in motion colliding with one that is not, and often, the stationary vehicle is legally parked. Levitsky Law Firm PLLC, serving both Brooklyn and Manhattan, understands the nuances of these cases, providing top-tier legal representation to handle these challenging situations.

The Common Scenarios

Collision with Stationary Vehicles: Most collisions occur when a driver fails to see a stationary car while backing up or when maneuvering around it, particularly in areas where parking is tight.

Door Related Incidents: “Dooring” happens when a car door is opened into the path of an oncoming vehicle or cyclist, leading to an accident. This is prevalent in busy city streets where cars are parked close to active traffic lanes. More about our team can be found here.

Legal Implications and Financial Consequences

When accidents happen with a parked car, the driver of the moving vehicle is typically at fault, particularly if the other vehicle was parked legally. However, if a car was parked in a no-parking zone or blocking a driveway, this could shift some responsibility. Financial consequences for the vehicle owners include repair costs and potential increases in insurance premiums. In some cases, the vehicle might be unusable for a period, adding further inconvenience. Read more about our clients’ experiences on our testimonials page.

Legal Support for Parked Car Accident Cases

Levitsky Law Firm PLLC stands ready to assist if you’ve been involved in an accident with a parked car. Our accident lawyers in Brooklyn understand the significant challenges these incidents pose and strive to secure justice and compensation for our clients. For detailed support and personalized legal services, contact us today.