Parking lots are seldom thought of as dangerous places to be, however, this is all but true. Sometimes, when owners of public property fail to realize how important it is they ensure the safety of others, people are injured as a result. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages you may have incurred. If you are ready to learn more about the personal injury claims process, please read on. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common factors of parking lot accidents?
Several factors contribute to parking lot accident, including, though not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents due to puddles, snow, ice, or potholes and uneven pavement
- Loose debris in pedestrians’ or patrons’ right of way
- Insufficient lighting
- Improper pavement striping
- Lack of security
- Negligent use of signage or lack thereof
What injuries can a parking lot accident cause?
Parking lot accidents can cause very serious injuries, perhaps even more severe than you may think. For example, parking lot accidents can cause:
- Mental trauma
- Back trauma
- Broken bones
- Cracked ribs
- Spinal injuries
- Head trauma
- Gashes that require stitches
- Wrongful death
How do I recover financial compensation following a parking lot accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, your attorney will use security camera footage of your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents, police reports, and more.
Additionally, you should always be very careful about what you post on social media once you file your claim. Insurance companies may be monitoring your social media accounts to see if you post anything that potentially disproves your claim. If you do, they may use it against you and deny you of the compensation you truly need and deserve.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, which means you have no more than two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Do not wait, or else you may lose out on your right to sue.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.