Most people do not feel frightened or threatened while in a parking lot. However, sometimes, parking lots can actually become quite dangerous when the property owner does not take all the necessary precautions to ensure patrons and pedestrians are safe. If you were injured in a parking lot accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents are not uncommon, especially in the winter months ahead. One of the most common causes of parking lot accidents is a failure to remove safety hazards, such as snow, black ice, or other slippery substances that open patrons or pedestrians up to slip and fall accidents. Additionally, poorly-kept parking lots with deep potholes or sudden, unsuspected dips in pavement may cause someone to slip, fall, and get injured as well. Fortunately, most of these accidents can be prevented as long as the property owner handles and repairs all issues in a timely fashion.
How are people injured in parking lot accidents?
When people are injured in parking lot accidents, it is usually either due to a serious slip and fall accident, or a negligent motorist who failed to check before backing out of a spot. Whatever the cause, the most commonly sustained injuries in pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Gashes requiring stitches
- Spinal injuries
- Head trauma
- Back trauma
- Broken bones
- Psychological trauma
How do I recover compensation after a parking lot accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is oftentimes easier said than done, which is why you will need an expert attorney by your side to gather evidence and present the most convincing claim possible.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, your attorney will gather security camera footage of your accident, witness statements, police reports, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, meaning you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. The sooner you do so, the better. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will most likely be barred from pursuing a lawsuit against a negligent property owner.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.