Though parking lots are generally not considered dangerous, at times, they can become chaotic hubs of safety hazards and accidents waiting to happen. If you are someone who was injured in a parking lot accident, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:
What can cause a parking lot accident?
There are several potential causes of parking lot accidents, though most of them depend upon whether the parking lot owner is responsible and cares about the safety of others. For example, when parking lot owners fail to ensure all potholes are filled, people may trip and fall as a result. Slippery surfaces are another significant contributor to parking lot accidents. When negligent property owners fail to remove or take care of slippery surfaces, such as snow or black ice within the legally acceptable timeframe, people can slip and get seriously injured.
However, parking lot accidents are not always a property owner’s fault, as sometimes, patrons or pedestrians are struck by oncoming, negligent motorists who were not paying attention to the road.
What are the most common injuries sustained in parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents are known to spawn gruesome injuries, including cracked skulls or head trauma, spinal trauma, psychological damage, broken or fractured bones, and more. If you have sustained any of these injuries, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and any other damages you may have incurred.
How do I know if I will qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If you were not hit by a negligent motorist and were instead injured due to unsafe public property conditions, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. To prove your claim, your attorney will recover security camera footage, medical documents, witness statements, police reports, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. If you neglect doing so, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. This is why you must reach out to a seasoned personal injury firm as soon as you possibly can.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.