Given their convenience and ubiquity, we rarely if ever consider how potentially dangerous parking lots can be. Parking lot accidents can leave you with severe, chronic injuries and conditions. Aside from scrapes and broken bones, you could suffer neurological impairment should you hit your head. This can threaten your physical, mental and financial well-being. If you have sustained injuries in a parking lot accident, please read on, then contact an experienced Middlesex County parking lot accident attorneys to learn what you should do after a parking lot accident in New Jersey.
What you should do after a parking lot accident in New Jersey
First and foremost, you should contact emergency services: police, ambulance, et cetera. As you wait for first responders and assuming you are able, you should collect and document as much evidence as you can. This evidence includes all the insurance and contact information for the parties involved, photographs or videos of injuries, property damage and the accident scene in general. Besides keeping these for your records, you should share this information with the police and, later, your lawyer. Before you leave the scene, ask for a copy of the police report.
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents in New Jersey?
Between unsafe conditions and sloppy drivers, parking lots present many hazards to pedestrians. Here are the most common causes of parking lot accidents in New Jersey:
- Inadequate pavement striping
- Potholes or cracks
- Lack of signage
- Poor lighting
- Puddles, snow and ice
- Distracted drivers
- Disregard for signs and traffic signals
- Failure to yield
How can a personal injury lawyer help you?
These hazards are not merely nuisances; they can be potentially deadly, especially for older adults or young children. Even if you yourself are cautious, you can’t account for another person’s negligence. Regardless of your share of the fault, you should not have to pursue compensation on your own. Reach out to a skilled Middlesex County personal injury attorney who will have the requisite time, resources and expertise to recover the damages you need to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of earning ability and more. More than just safeguarding your economic future, you will hold irresponsible individuals accountable, perhaps preventing another person from going through what you experienced. Let a qualified legal representative fight for you and your future.
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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.