Parking lots are rarely thought of as particularly dangerous, however, if they are improperly surveilled or maintained, accidents can happen. One of the worst things that can happen to a person is being unfairly injured at the hands of a negligent party. Fortunately, if you were injured in a parking lot accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation, which can cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages you may have suffered. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options going forward, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the primary causes of parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including uneven pavement, or large potholes and cracks. Poorly lit parking lots may also cause pedestrians or patrons to not see an incoming safety hazard, like a slippery surface. Whatever the cause of a parking lot accident, public property owners are responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all, so if a public property owner neglects to do so and you are injured as a result, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation.
What injuries are most frequently sustained in parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents can spawn some gruesome injuries. The most commonly sustained parking lot accident injuries that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:
- Severe psychological injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Back trauma
- Bruises and gashes, often requiring stitches
- Cracked ribs
- Broken or fractured bones
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after a parking lot accident?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is often easier said than done, so you must ensure you hire an experienced attorney as soon as you can. These cases are known as premises liability lawsuits, which means you will have to prove that you were injured due to a negligent property owner. To prove your claim, your attorney will work to obtain security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard, police reports, medical documents, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years. This means you will have three years from the date your accident occurred to file a personal injury claim. If you do not, you will be denied your right to sue.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.