Parking garages are very common in Maryland, and everybody knows how much of a hassle they can be. What’s more, they are also a very common site of accidents. If you are one of the unfortunate people who were injured in a parking garage or parking lot accident, you are most likely not seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
What most frequently causes parking lot accidents?
Since there are so many variables in parking lots, accidents can be caused by several different factors. For example, slippery parking lot surfaces, such as untended ice or snow, may cause a pedestrian to slip and fall. Additionally, poor parking lot conditions, like uneven pavement with sudden dips or drops may also cause a serious slip and fall accident. Poor lighting, especially at night, can prevent a pedestrian from seeing a potential safety hazard, causing an accident.
What injuries can a parking lot accident cause?
The most commonly sustained injuries in parking lot accidents are as follows:
- Severe psychological injuries
- Bruises and gashes, often requiring stitches
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Cracked ribs
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back trauma
- Spinal injuries
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation?
To recover financial compensation after a parking lot accident, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, in this case, the owner of the property on which you were injured. To hold a negligent property owner accountable, your attorney will gather evidence to present the most convincing case possible. Some examples of evidence your attorney may gather include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland State?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, so you must file a claim in that timeframe. Hire an experienced attorney today who is ready to get you on your way to a smooth recovery.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.