Most people don’t think of parking lots as particularly dangerous. When property owners neglect the conditions of their parking lots, they put others at risk. This risk can result in serious injury. If you are injured in a parking lot, you may be unsure who should be held responsible. If you were injured in a parking lot accident, you may be faced with costly medical expenses, lost wages, and lifelong consequences. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can assess the facts of your matter and discuss your legal options. The parking lot injury attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 40 years of experience providing clients with quality legal assistance after being injured in an accident. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation.
Parking lot negligence
Few think that they could be injured while walking through a parking lot. Whether an injury occurs because of a pothole, debris, ice, or another dangerous condition, it is important to determine who is responsible. Property owners are required to make sure there are no dangerous conditions present that could result in an injury to a patron. If the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a dangerous condition and did not fix it, they may be held responsible. If you are injured in a parking lot, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. These damages may alleviate the financial burden of an injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages, other out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.
The burden of proof
In all personal injury cases, the injured party should prove that the property owner was negligent and should be held liable. Satisfying the burden of proof can be very difficult in parking lot accidents, since it may be difficult to identify the negligent party. There are ways that one can take steps at the scene of the accident to collect evidence. If possible, the injured party or someone they are with should take pictures and video of the dangerous conditions. If there are any witnesses, it is a good idea to collect their contact information or take a statement from them. Of course, one should only try to collect evidence if doing so would not cause further injury. However, there are a number of ways that an experienced personal injury attorney can help prove a case. For one, an attorney can send someone to the scene to collect evidence when the victim cannot act for themselves. In addition, If the accident was due to a slip and fall on ice in the parking lot, the attorney can refer to weather reports from the date of the accident and if there are security cameras present, the footage may be incredibly helpful in proving the case as well.
Contact our experienced parking lot injury attorneys
For over 40 years, the attorneys at Friedman Schuman have successfully represented clients who were injured in parking lots. Parking lot accidents can result in serious injury that can cause lifelong consequences to the injured party. If you were injured in a parking lot accident due to the negligence of a property owner, it is important to have a skilled attorney on your side to help with your case. Contact Friedman Schuman for strong legal representation when you need it most.