Representing clients after parking lot accidents
Many of us frequent parking garages and parking lots that offer easy access to a multitude of municipal, residential, and commercial properties, including court houses, schools, malls, apartments, airports, and more. The owner of the property is responsible for the condition of the parking garage. They must monitor their parking garages and keep them reasonably free of hazards that can cause people harm. If they do not fulfill their obligation, people can get hurt. Unattended conditions like snow and ice, surface issues, loose debris, dangerous substances, and poor lighting put everyone in danger. In New Jersey, the burden of proof for parking lot accidents is on the victim. You, as the injured party, must prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the property owner. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you need the support of an effective personal injury attorney, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. in Woodbridge, NJ.
Parking Lot Owner Negligence
Becoming seriously injured in a parking lot accident can have lifelong impacts on a victim. If a parking lot owner is negligent, they can be held liable for injuries suffered by the victim. Parking lot owners are responsible for ensuring that there are no dangerous conditions present that could cause someone to become injured. If a property owner fails to remedy any dangers and someone does get hurt, the victim can sue them for damages. Some of the most common parking lot hazards include:
- Uneven pavement or potholes
- Loose debris
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security
- Snow or ice
The hurt individual needs to prove negligence. If the owner knew or should have reasonably known about the condition that caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Most hazards in a parking garage or parking lot are avoidable. Regarding weather conditions, property owners have a certain time period in which to clear their surfaces of snow and ice after a storm. If you were hurt within that time, you may not be able to recover damages for your injuries. When it comes to municipalities, the legal standard is quite high to establish a valid personal injury case and the matter is quite time sensitive. In these situations, contact an attorney to represent your needs.
Collecting evidence is important for a New Jersey slip and fall accident case. The first action you should take is to seek medical attention from a professional. This will help document the incident. If you can, try and collect some evidence for yourself before it disappears. Try and take pictures of what caused your injury. These hazards may be gone within a few hours, especially weather-related conditions. If there are any witnesses, ask for their contact information in case you need them to support your claim. If you cannot collect evidence for yourself, contact our office to act quickly.
Contact a Middlesex County slip and fall accident attorney
The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. has served New Jersey with quality legal services for over 25 years. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you may suffer a serious injury that could impact your life for many years. If you can prove the negligence of the property owner, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and possibly more. If you need quality legal services from a passionate and effective attorney, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for a consultation today.