You may be eligible for compensation after being injured in a parking lot accident. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take following a parking lot accident in New Jersey.
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?
The following are the most common acts of negligence and outside factors that have led to parking lot accidents in New Jersey:
- Standing water
- Inadequate security
- Insufficient parking lot lights
What steps should I take following a parking lot accident?
If you have been injured in a parking lot accident due to no fault of your own, it is important that you take the proper steps and precautions to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim. Take the following steps at the scene of your parking lot accident:
- Call the police. They will conduct a police report to document the accident and create a safer scene for everyone involved. They will also bring an ambulance to treat injuries.
- Seek medical assistance as soon as the ambulance arrives.
- Collect all medical documentation relating to your injuries. These documents should include the following information: the severity of your injuries and the date and time they occurred.
- Collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, number, and email address.
- Take photos of your injuries.
- Take photos of the scene of your accident. These pictures should include any damage to your vehicle or property as well as any hazards that may have played a part in your accident.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. Your attorney also will obtain further evidence to support your claim. This evidence may include security camera footage of the accident.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in New Jersey. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in you being barred from suing. To avoid this, reach out to our firm to begin the claims filing process as soon as possible. We are prepared to assist you today.
Contact our Firm
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.