Parking lots are generally considered a safe, if not boring aspect of our daily routine. Most people simply seek to get in and out of a parking lot as soon as they can, however, this does not always happen. Parking lots are extremely prone to accidents, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please read on to learn more about the legal process:
What most commonly causes parking lot accidents?
Since parking lots are very often a spot of congregation, they oftentimes can become hectic, clustered, and dangerous. Parking lot accidents can be caused by inadequate lighting or security, slippery or wet pavement, large potholes or areas of uneven pavement, and more. To make matters worse, most of these accidents can actually be prevented. Store owners and owners of public property are responsible for ensuring their property is safe for pedestrians at all times.
What injuries can parking lot accidents cause?
Some of the injuries that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:
- Bruises and gashes, often requiring stitches
- Neck injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Head trauma
- Back trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Cracked ribs
- Broken bones
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation following a parking lot accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney can help you do so. Since public property owners are responsible for ensuring their property is safe, you will file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent owner. To prove your claim, your attorney will use security camera footage of your accident, medical documents, pictures of the accident, police reports, witness statements and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to do so, you will most likely lose your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys today.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.