I hit a security bollard on corporate grounds (not my company) today doing substancial damage to my car. The bollard is an up/down type and one of a line that stretches across the customer parking area. Most were retracted but four of five were up, one of which was blocking part of the parking area. My car was parked right next to the bollards and due to the direction I approached my car (right / rear) I didn't notice it and it was impossible to see from the drivers seat - I pulled out and simply drove straight into it.
Returned later and it had a nice big cone on it to warn other customers. My guess is it's broken and IMO the company failed in there care of duty by not making the hazard clear to their customers. But legal is not my area.
Does anyone know of links that might shed light on corporate responsibility regarding customers and their possessions when on corporate grounds? The service manager came out, we had a chat and he said he'd call later (no call). I'm going to write to the general manager and send pictures but would welcome comment.
These ones were up
Seen from the side
Seen from head height in the drivers seat
What it did
When I returned later that day