Parking Lot Accidents

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Parking lots can be pretty chaotic at times, not only do you have to watch out for pedestrians and other vehicles but you’ve also got to keep an eye out for those pesky shopping carts. Imagine, it’s a typical icy Minnesota winter day and the wind is blowing really hard, your innocent vehicle is just sitting there minding it’s own business when BLAM! a shopping cart that someone was too lazy to put in the cart corral got caught by the wind and slammed into your precious vehicle.

What do I do now?

  • The Wayzata Auto Center Collision Repair ( can hopefully perform Paintless dent repair (PDR)on your vehicle. We have trained and skilled PDR technicians. PDR can repair most hail damage, door dings, minor creases, and sometimes minor plastic bumper indentations if accessible. Call us today for a FREE estimate 952.449.6760.
  • If a wandering cart happens to hit your vehicle, you might be wondering if the store is responsible. Sadly there are very few times where the store would be considered at fault, due to the fact that most parking lots have signs up stating that the store is not responsible for your vehicle. It could be different if you have a witness that saw the accident and an employee caused it. If this happens you’ll want to contact a lawyer about what actions you can take.
  • If a fellow customer abandons his cart and it rolls into your vehicle, you could potentially have a case. You’ll want to exchange information with each and contact a lawyer to discuss your options.
  • You’ll also want to talk to your insurance agency about comprehensive car insurance. Comprehensive car insurance is what typically pays for repairs caused by objects like shopping carts.  It is also what covers fire damage, theft, non-collision property damage, and more.

At Wayzata Auto Center Collision Repair, we understand an accident can be a traumatic experience and want to make it as easy as possible for you to have your vehicle repaired. If your vehicle has been damaged, whether in a parking lot or in an accident, our certified technicians will be more than happy to help! We are dedicated to achieve absolute customer satisfaction and will assist you in any way we can.