Parking garages and parking lots are useful enterprises. While these establishments make it quick, easy and convenient to access your favorite shopping mall, or the apartment you live in, their growing popularity has led to the growing occurrences of accidents and injuries. If you or someone you know has been involved in a parking garage or lot accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury lawyers has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
When an accident occurs in a parking garage or lot, it is imperative to give the property owner notice and evidence immediately. This is because property owners have a legal duty of care obligation to keep their premises clean and safe for people to use. This may include regular maintenance and inspections to ensure that any damage is always rectified. While it is the property owner’s duty to maintain the premise, it is impossible to maintain every single crack in the ground, so the courts have decided that not every incident on the property owner’s premise always warrants a lawsuit against them. For this reason, once an accident has occurred it is imperative to give the property owner notice. In addition to formally giving them notice, you should make sure you have ample evidence. This may include photos of the area where the accident occurred, photos of your injuries and doctors’ notes.
There can be many causes of parking garage or lot related injuries. One of the most common, is driver’s negligence. This can occur due to reckless driving or driver inattention. Drivers may ignore stop signs and may be preoccupied while talking on the phone or texting while inside these structures because they don’t think anyone can see them. This often leads to catastrophic and sometimes fatal pedestrian injuries.
Another common injury within parking garages and lots is slip and fall accidents. These can occur due to inclement weather conditions, oil and other slippery substances and cracked or uneven pavement and potholes. Common injuries of such accidents include leg, foot, arm and neck injuries. More serious injuries, such as head injuries are also possible.
Poor lighting is also a problem leading to injury in parking garages and lots. Poor lighting can lead to trip and fall injuries, as well as criminal activity. Insufficient lighting can mask large cracks and potholes in the pavement, while giving criminals ample hiding spots and the ability to attack innocent individuals without warning.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a parking garage or lot, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you fine legal representation while fighting for your compensation. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected]