Most of us frequent parking lots on a daily basis, which is why we seldom consider them particularly dangerous places. Unfortunately, however, parking lot accidents do happen, and when they do, people can sustain serious injuries. Parking lot owners are legally obligated to keep their premises safe for all who come and go, though oftentimes, they neglect that responsibility, and people are oftentimes injured as a result. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Fortunately, the attorneys at The Wilton Law Firm have the experience and qualifications needed to fight for all those who have been wrongly injured in New Jersey parking lot accidents. For knowledgeable legal counsel you can trust, contact our firm today.
How Parking Lot Accidents Happen
Sometimes, accidents are simply inevitable, and no one person is particularly to blame. However, more often than not, parking lot accidents are a result of negligence. As stated above, parking lot owners must ensure their property is safe for all patrons and passersby, and when they fail to do so, accidents almost always ensue. Some of the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents include:
- Cracks in pavement
- Lack of security, allowing crimes to occur
- Weather-related hazards, such as snow or ice, left unattended
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose or dangerous debris in parking lots
- Insufficient lighting
Premises Liability Lawsuits
To win financial compensation in a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to hire an attorney that can satisfy the burden of proof. This means that your attorney must prove that a property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about a safety hazard, failed to fix it within the legally acceptable period of time, and you were injured as a result. Though this may sound fairly straightforward, the truth is, it oftentimes isn’t. Property owners and their insurance companies will frequently do anything in their power to disprove personal injury claims against them and deny the injured party the compensation they deserve and need. That is why our firm will tirelessly work to obtain various types of evidence, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, witness testimony, and more to prove your claim.
As long as you retain the services of an experienced attorney who can prove the property owner’s negligence led to your injuries, you should be entitled to financial compensation. You can then use this compensation to help offset the burdens caused by your accident and recover damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation or in-home care, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Monmouth County Parking Lot Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a New Jersey parking lot accident, you must retain the services of an experienced attorney you can trust. Fortunately, the attorneys at The Wilton Law Firm have proudly represented clients injured in parking lot accidents throughout Monmouth County for over 20 years, and they are ready to do the same for you. Contact The Wilton Law Firm today for a team of attorneys that truly care about your right to a swift recovery.