Springfield, MO asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri

Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into the parking lot there where tomany cars on my side and pumps where full so I decide to drive to the other side to park where I could see my vehicle because this isnt the best side of town. As I adjust to turn down the alley I see a man sitting on one of the rocks opposite the store so keeping my attention focused on making the turn after ensuring this was a moving person I suddenly feel the rear of my vehicle lift slightly in the rear while hear a deep scartching sound. My car drops downagain and I get out to find one of thoserocks fro the buildingisagood fifteen feetfrom the side and anoutfour feet from the backwall in the middle of the lotdeepscratches in paint "people move them" store toldme

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which could mean private property, requiring no regulations to protect you from the owner moving stones or other objects around without proper notice or other measures to warn the public. If your insurance covers it, you could get an estimate from a body shop. That's about it; I don't see the basis for a case here. You could check with other attorneys if they see things any differently. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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