When a person is injured in a parking lot, the lingering question of “who’s responsible” must be answered. We don’t often equate parking lots with danger as we frequently use them while accessing schools, shopping centers, and more. Unfortunately, people are injured regularly as they go to and from their cars in parking lots. When a person is injured in a parking lot and believe it was caused by negligence, he or she may want to bring a lawsuit to collect compensation for the impact of the injury. In most of these cases, if the owner of the parking lot acted negligently, they could be held liable for the accident. If you are in this situation, you should contact an attorney to discuss your legal options. Timian & Fawcett, LLC is a dedicated legal team dedicated to the future of those injured by negligence. To schedule a consultation with our firm, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC today.
When seriously injured in a parking lot, it is important to consider all legal options. There are numerous hazards that can lead to serious injury in a parking lot, including pavement problems, loose debris, unaddressed weather conditions, inadequate lighting, and insufficient security. These accidents can lead to mounting medical bills, lost wages, an impact on the one’s future and a lifetime of physical effects.
Burden of proof
Like other personal injury cases, it is important to note that the plaintiff will need to satisfy the burden of proof, meaning that they will need to prove that the property owner or those responsible for the upkeep of the parking lot knew or should have reasonably known about a problem and did not take the necessary steps to fix it, leading to serious injury. Regarding parking lots, in particular, there are various potential parties that could be liable.
Preserving evidence is an important part of one’s burden of proof. If you are injured in a parking lot accident, you can take some steps to help your case. Firstly, it is important to seek medical attention. If you are able, it would be pertinent to take pictures of what caused your injury and speak with anyone who witnessed the accident. If you are not able to act for yourself, contact an attorney that can act on your behalf. With the help of an attorney’s investigation, you may be able to recover damages.
Am I entitled to compensation?
If you can prove that negligence led to your serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Some of the “damages” you may be entitled to include:
- Lost wages
- Future wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC
Timian & Fawcett, LLC has significant experience helping clients with personal injury matters, including parking lot accidents. If you find yourself injured by the negligence of the property owner or those responsible for the safety of the parking lot, contact an experienced attorney. Our firm handles matters across Maryland and the DC metro area. We are dedicated to preserving your rights and fighting for your future. If you need an effective legal team, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC for a consultation today.