One of the blandest parts of anyone’s day is pulling into and out of parking lots. Half of the time, we catch ourselves “autopiloting” through parking lots, focused on reaching our destination, whether it be a store, school, work, or anyplace else. However, sometimes, when parking lots are inadequately maintained or designed, people are injured as a result. If you were injured in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation to help ease the burden of your medical bills, in-home care costs, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents can be caused by several different factors, such as poor weather conditions, followed by an untimely cleanup, which a property owner may be held accountable for. For example, if it snows and a public property owner fails to have the snow removed in the legally acceptable window of time, there is a very good chance someone may slip, fall, and hold them accountable for the injuries they sustained. Additionally, lack of signage or poor parking lot striping may also contribute to accidents. However, most parking lot accidents all trace back to a negligent property owner.
What injuries have recovered financial compensation in the past?
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in parking lot accidents are as follows:
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Gashes and bruises
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Wrongful death
How do I know if I will qualify for financial compensation after a parking lot accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. In this case, you will be filing a premises liability lawsuit, as you and your attorney will seek to hold a negligent property owner accountable for the injuries you have sustained. To prove your claim, your attorney will gather evidence to present the most convincing case possible. Your attorney may use security camera footage of your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, and more. Do not wait. Contact our experienced firm today.
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The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.