If parking lots are not properly maintained, serious injuries can occur. Read on to learn more about parking lot accidents, how they happen, and what to do if you are involved in an accident.
Parking lot accident causes & injuries
Parking lot accidents can happen for any number of reasons. But, the most common causes of parking lot accidents include:
- Standing water
- Inadequate security
- Insufficient parking lot lights
Some of the injuries that can occur as a result of a parking lot accident include:
- Severe psychological injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck injuries
- Back trauma
- Bruises and gashes, often requiring stitches
- Cracked ribs
- Broken or fractured bones
A parking lot accident can cause physical, financial, and emotional burdens. For example, you may face lost wages, expensive hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In this case, you will likely deserve compensation to help ease these damages. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. To do this, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain proof such as security camera footage, police reports, and more. It is important to gather your own evidence. For example, you should take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to provide important witness testimony, so it is important to ask for their name and contact information.
What is the statute of limitations?
If you have sustained an injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, you will have to file your claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean forfeiting your right to sue, therefore losing your opportunity to recover compensation. To avoid this, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, our firm is here to help. Reach out to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney today.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.