Car accidents can occur anywhere at any time. On the Northshore, we have some big shopping centers with lots of stores, lots of shopping, and lots of cars! Those lots are typically private property, as opposed to public roads. So, what happens if a car accident happens on private property?
First of all, call the police. Depending on where you are, the police may or may not be willing or able to issue an accident report. They may tell you that they do not issue reports for wrecks that occur on private property.
Make Sure To Obtain As Much Evidence As Possible
Regardless of whether a police report is done, make sure to take as many pictures and videos as possible of the accident scene, of the vehicles involved, and even of the parties. Do this ESPECIALLY if a police report is not going to be issued. This is your only chance to preserve evidence of the scene.
Also, make sure to get the other driver’s insurance and driver’s license information. Take photos of his or her license plate and note the make, model, and color of their vehicle.
Finally, if you think that liability (who is at fault) will be an issue, it would be worthwhile to check with store owners around the area to see if they have surveillance video of the wreck.
Were You Injured In A Private Property Car Accident?
If you've been hurt in a car accident on private property and need help contact us online or call our Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. Flattmann Law serves clients on the Northshore, including Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Folsom, Hammond, Lacombe, Pearl River, and Slidell.