What To Know About Being Injured in a Parking Lot Accident in PA

If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, it is important to have a plan of action to protect yourself. Continue reading to learn the steps you should take after being injured in an accident that will set you up for a successful personal injury claim to recover the compensation you require to heal. To learn how a personal injury attorney will assist you in satisfying the burden of proof to recover compensation, reach out to our experienced firm. We are prepared to take on your case today. Give us a call to schedule your initiation consultation.

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

The most common factors to cause parking lot accidents include the following:

  • Potholes
  • Standing water
  • Inadequate security
  • Insufficient parking lot lights
  • Failure to remove weather-related hazards

What steps should I take following a parking lot accident?

It is important to have a plan after being injured in a parking lot accident. To protect yourself, take the following steps:

  1. Call 911. The police will conduct a report to document your accident. They will also bring medical attention to the scene.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance, if you can, collect witnesses’ contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  3. Take photos of your injuries.
  4. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  5. Once the ambulance arrives, seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important that you are treated medically, even if you do not immediately feel symptoms of an injury.
  6. Collect all documents that relate to your treatment.
  7. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will also obtain further evidence to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in Pennsylvania. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for your accident. This time period is important to understand because failure to file your claim within two years may result in you being permanently barred from suing. To take action today, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn how we can assist you in the claims filing process. Our firm is prepared to take on your case today.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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