What to Know About Parking Lot Accidents in New Jersey

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What to Know About Parking Lot Accidents in New Jersey

Parking lot accidents occur much more frequently than most may think. If a parking lot owner was aware of or should have been aware of a hazard on their property and failed to fix it, and you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other burdens. Contact the Wilton Law Firm today to discuss your case with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are the common causes of parking lot accidents in New Jersey?

Many causes of parking lot accidents are a result of a property owner’s negligence. Parking lot owners must ensure that their property is safe for all patrons and passersby. Some of the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents include:

  • Snow, ice, or standing water left unattended
  • Potholes, cracked pavement, or uneven pavement
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Loose or dangerous debris
  • Hazardous material

What should I do after a parking lot accident?

If you were severely injured because of a dangerous condition in a parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to increase your chances of obtaining compensation, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible after your accident. If you are able, follow these steps:

  • Call 911 – The police will file a report and dispatch an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
  • Take photos and videos of the hazardous condition that caused your accident.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses to the accident. They may be able to provide useful evidence later on in your legal claim.
  • Seek medical attention and ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor to provide you with medical documentation disclosing the origin of your injuries and their severity.
  • Retain an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to help bolster the chances of being awarded compensation.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?

New Jersey has imposed a deadline, also known as a statute of limitations, of two years in regards to personal injury claims. In other words, if you do not file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of the parking lot accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to recover damages for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens.

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive and must be acted on as soon as possible. Contact Wilton Law firm today to get started on your case.

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Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.