What Should I do if I’ve Been Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident?

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Though we seldom consider parking lots to be particularly “dangerous,” the unfortunate reality is that oftentimes, they can be extremely so. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you must read on and reach out to an experienced Middlesex County parking lot accident attorney from Stathis & Leonardis, LLC to learn more about how we can help you.

How do parking lot accidents happen?

Parking lot accidents can happen for several different reasons, especially considering the amount of bustling activity that they often entail. Unfortunately, these accidents are generally a result of negligence, meaning they could have been prevented, had the property owner maintained safe conditions for all. Some of the most common causes of parking lot accidents include loose debris, failure to sufficiently stripe the parking lot, negligent signage, poor security, standing water, weather-related hazards left unattended causing slip and fall accidents, and more.

What should I do after a parking lot accident?

After a parking lot accident, you must follow several steps to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim. These steps are as follows:

  • Seek medical attention. Calling 911 will send both an ambulance and police to the scene of the accident.
  • While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, quickly take photos of the accident, the safety hazard that caused the accident, and any other information you think may help.
  • Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number so they may provide witness testimony.
  • Once you’ve been treated at the hospital, do not leave without obtaining your medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries.
  • Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present evidence on your behalf to win you the compensation you need.

How long do I have to sue after being injured in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the wrongly injured have to abide by the statute of limitations. Simply put, the statute of limitations is the legally acceptable window of time you have from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years. This means that if you wait any longer than two years to file, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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