Most of us do not consider parking lots unsafe. We park, walk to the store, get what we need, and go home. Rather obviously, parking lots are rather unremarkable. However, there are times where, when insufficiently maintained, they can become very dangerous to all passersby. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about parking lot accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one.
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?
Parking lots are often bustling with activity, which is why any number of things can go wrong and cause an accident. Parking lot accidents generally either involve two cars in an auto accident, one car striking a pedestrian, or a pedestrian sustaining an injury due to an unsafe parking lot condition, such as a pothole, uneven pavement, standing liquid, or other conditions that cause serious slip and falls.
What should I do if I am injured in a parking lot?
If you are injured in a parking lot accident due to an unsafe parking lot condition, you should take several steps, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. These steps are as follows:
- Call the police, who will send an ambulance.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
- Take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident.
- Once treated at a hospital, do not leave without obtaining medical documentation concerning your injuries.
- Hire an experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place that dictates the length of time individuals have to sue for an injury. The statute of limitations in Maryland, under most circumstances, is three years, giving the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. While you may feel you should wait to see if your injuries heal on their own, we cannot advise you to do so, for if you wait past the three-year limit, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today.
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