If you have recently been in a parking lot, you most likely did not consider what you would do in the event of an accident. However, the unfortunate reality is, people are injured in parking lot accidents all the time, and usually, it is not their fault. Owners of public property are obligated to maintain their property to ensure it is safe for everybody. Rather obviously, when property owners neglect to look out for the welfare of others, people are injured as a result.
If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and any other damages you may have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have concerning your legal options going forward:
Are parking lots safe?
Generally, the answer is yes. However, it is very easy for a parking lot to become unsafe. For example, slippery pavement, due to rain, ice, or snow, presents a very obvious safety hazard. When property owners fail to remove such hazards within a certain window of time and a pedestrian is injured, they may sue the property owner for negligence. Additionally, potholes, poor lighting, or insufficient security may also contribute to parking lot accidents. If you were injured as a result of any of the above, you will most likely qualify for financial compensation.
What injuries can be caused by a parking lot accident?
Some of the injuries sustained in parking lot accidents are as follows:
- Psychological injuries or head trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Back trauma
- Wrongful death
How do I recover compensation after a parking lot accident?
To recover compensation in any personal injury claim, your attorney must prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. To win your lawsuit, your attorney may use security camera footage of the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.
What is a statute of limitations?
The term “statute of limitations” refers to the timeframe you have from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. The statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims is three years. If you fail to act in that time, you will most likely be denied your right to compensation. Do yourself a favor and hire an attorney who knows how to promptly, swiftly, and efficiently hold a negligent party accountable.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.