Pulling into and out of parking lots is a rather mundane part of our daily lives. Because of this, we seldom imagine a serious accident occurring in one. Unfortunately, parking lot accidents happen more often than many of us would think, and if you’ve recently sustained an injury in one due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to financial compensation in a personal injury claim. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer to learn more about parking lot accidents and how we can assist you through the claims process if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most parking lot accidents happen?
Since parking lots often have large concentrations of people, there are several ways in which a parking lot accident could occur. For example, at times, parking lot accidents can come in the form of low-speed collisions between two vehicles. At other times, they can occur when one vehicle backs into an unsuspecting pedestrian. Finally, parking lot accidents can also be caused by unsafe parking lot conditions. Some of the most common types of unsafe parking lot conditions that our firm sees are as follows:
- Standing water
- Spilled liquids, such as oil or antifreeze from cars/trucks
- Potholes or uneven pavement
- Negligent signage
- Inadequate security
- Insufficient lighting
If you were injured in a parking lot due to unsafe parking lot conditions, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. Our legal team is here to help.
What should I do if I’m hurt in a parking lot accident?
If you are injured in a parking lot accident, the first thing you should do is call 911, as they will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident so your injuries can be swiftly treated. From here, you should ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, and email address. You should then take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
Finally, after receiving medical treatment, you should ensure that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury lawyer who is prepared to fight for your rightful compensation. Ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting any longer than three years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.