What to Know About Parking Lot Accidents in New Jersey

Contrary to popular belief, parking lot accidents occur pretty frequently. If you were involved in a parking lot accident that left you injured physically and financially as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case.

What are the causes of parking lot accidents in New Jersey?

Parking lot accidents can occur from various different causes, but in most cases, they are a result of a parking lot owner’s negligence. Parking lot owners, like all other property owners, must ensure that their property is safe for those who enter it. If an injury results because of a hazardous condition in a parking lot that the owner should have known about or did know about and failed to fix, the property owner may be held liable. Some of the causes of parking lot accidents are as follows:

  • Snow, ice, or standing water left unattended
  • Potholes and uneven or cracked surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Loose debris
  • Inadequate security

If you were injured in a parking lot due to the above reasons or others, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.

How can I prove that the property owner was negligent?

In New Jersey, the injured party must satisfy the burden of proof, which means that they must provide ample evidence that points to the property owner’s negligence. It is important that you start gathering evidence as soon as possible after the accident. Evidence that you should obtain include the following:

  • Police report
  • Photos and videos of the hazardous condition
  • Medical documentation of origin and severity of injuries
  • Contact information from witnesses to the accident
  • Security footage of the parking lot during the accident

How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

New Jersey imposed a deadline, otherwise known as the statute of limitations that limits the amount of time an injured party has to file a personal injury claim. In New Jersey, an injured person will have two years from the date of the accident to file their claim. If they fail to do so during the statute of limitations, they will likely lose the opportunity to file their claim and receive damages for their injuries and financial burdens.

Personal injury claims are very time-sensitive. It is in your best interest to retain an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed in a prompt manner.

Contact our Experienced New Jersey Firm

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.