Most of us do not feel threatened when simply parking our vehicles and heading into the store. However, parking lots are where people cluster, which unfortunately often leads to very serious accidents. If you were injured in a parking lot accident, please read on and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney today.
What causes parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Oftentimes, parking lot accidents are the result of two cars colliding. However, parking lot accidents also sometimes happen when a driver collides with a pedestrian. Finally, people can also sustain serious injuries in parking lot accidents due to unsafe parking lot conditions, such as uneven pavement, loose debris, or weather-related hazards left unremoved. Regardless of the cause of your injuries, if you were harmed by a negligent individual, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do after being injured in a parking lot accident?
If you are injured in a parking lot accident, you should take several steps to ensure that you maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. They are as follows:
- Call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene. Your health and safety are paramount.
- From here, if you were hit by a driver, ask him or her for his insurance information. If you were injured due to unsafe parking lot conditions, take pictures of said conditions and file an accident report with the property owner, if possible.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information.
- Obtain all medical records from your doctor concerning your injury.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Maryland?
If you are injured in an accident in Maryland, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Do not wait too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are here to help.
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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.