Fort Myers Car Wash Injury Accident Lawyer

You don't expect to get hurt when taking your vehicle to get it washed. But malfunctioning equipment, lack of training, and poor signage can lead to injury, even if you go through an automatic car wash.

If you were severely hurt when getting your car washed, you should speak with a best Fort Myers car wash injury lawyer. You might be entitled to compensation if you were injured because of someone else's negligence.

Wolfson & Leon help people seriously hurt in accidents get the justice they deserve. When you are gravely injured in a car wash, you may have questions about your legal rights or what compensation you might be entitled to. If you have questions or want to find out if you have a case, you can speak with a car wash accident lawyer at Wolfson & Leon for free when you call 239-777-9954 today.

Fort Myers Common Car Wash Accidents

An automatic car wash may seem safe because you don't have to exit the vehicle. But there are times when an automatic car wash can be dangerous to vehicle passengers. Common accidents in a Fort Myers car wash include:

  • Slips and falls: Areas around the automatic wash can be slippery if the sidewalks or pavement is wet. Chemicals or foam leaking from the wash onto walkways can pose slipping hazards. And if you must exit the vehicle while in the wash bay, you could easily slip and fall on the mixture of soap, water, and chemicals on the ground.
  • Malfunctioning or broken equipment: Car wash equipment that malfunctions could trap cars inside the bay. If equipment, like brushes or cords, breaks while the machine is in motion, it could smash into car windows and hit passengers sitting inside.
  • Defective sensors or computer equipment: Since much of an automatic car wash is powered by computerized equipment, people can be hurt if the system isn't maintained or appropriately programmed. A car may enter or leave the bay before it is clear of other vehicles. A malfunctioning sensor may cause a car to come off the track and become trapped against the car wash equipment.
  • Missing or broken signs or lights: Drivers may be prompted to move through a series of signs or lights through the automatic car wash. A driver may enter or leave the bay too early when signs and lights do not work correctly. Or the driver may need to be made aware of how to navigate their vehicle when inside the car wash, such as keeping the car in neutral and not using the steering wheel.

People can suffer severe injuries in a Fort Myers car wash. They can break bones or hit their head if they slip and fall on wet pavement. If they get trapped and exit the car while in the car wash, they could be hit by moving equipment or even electrocuted. Drivers and passengers may suffer from head, neck, or back injuries if they get hit by another car while in the wash bay.

Why Call a Fort Myers Car Wash Accident Lawyer?

Severe car wash injuries can be painful and affect your quality of life. If you sustained severe injuries at Tommy's Express Car Wash or any other standalone or gas station car wash, you need to understand what rights you have to compensation.

The owner and operator of a car wash are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for visitors. When owners or operators become aware of dangerous conditions, they should take immediate steps to repair the issue. If they cannot, the owner or operator should ensure that visitors are aware of the hazard.

Car wash owners and operators may be negligent if they fail to keep their property safe for visitors. People gravely hurt by this negligence may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Premise liability claims can be complex, so seeking legal help to build your case can be critical to recovering compensation due to you.

Fort Myers Car Wash Accident Injury Law Firm

At Wolfson & Leon, we represent people who were seriously injured when taking their car to get washed. If you were severely hurt in a car wash accident caused by someone else's negligence, you should find out what legal rights to compensation you have. Find out how the Fort Myers car wash accident lawyers at Wolfson & Leon may be able to help you by calling 239-777-9954 today.

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