UPDATE: Michigan’s New No-Fault Law went into effect July 1, 2020. The information on this page was written prior to the change in the law and may be out of date. Please visit https://callsam.com/No-Fault-law/ for updated information on the new No-Fault law in Michigan.
Many of us have experienced the perils of the parking lot. For example, the drugstore check-out line was long, and now you’re running late to pick up your kids. As you hurry to your car, you notice a large dent in your rear bumper that wasn’t there before. There is no note on your windshield, nor is anyone waiting to claim responsibility for the damage. Another example, you are slowly backing out of your parking space when a car speeds down the aisle and crashes into the side of your car. Unfortunately, these aggravating and often costly scenarios are all too common. Here’s what you need to know about Michigan parking lot accident laws.Do You Have a Case?
There is no single law that applies to all types of parking lot accidents. In most cases, the laws and insurance coverage vary according to the circumstances. Generally, if you are injured, you are covered under your Michigan No-Fault policy. Additionally, Michigan has a mini-tort law that provides up to $1,000 for vehicle damage in certain situations. However, No-Fault is a complicated system, and there are many exceptions. Therefore, if you are injured, you should contact an experienced Michigan accident attorney to explain and protect your rights.
Many parking lots are on private property. Nonetheless, you must call the police whenever someone is injured or there is vehicle or property damage greater than $1,000.
Here are the most common types of parking lot accidents:
Many parking lot accidents are “hit-and-runs,” where someone damages your car and drives away without leaving a note. If this happens, this is what you should do:
Unfortunately, if you don’t have collision coverage and can’t identify the driver, you are responsible for the repair costs under Michigan parking lot accident laws.
Michigan auto accident law is complicated, but finding the right lawyer is simple.
Call 1-800-CALL-SAM today for a free, no-obligation consultation.Do You Have a Case?
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