If you have recently entered or exited a parking lot, you most likely did so scot-free. Unfortunately, you are among the lucky ones, because people are injured in parking lot accidents every day. If you are someone who has been involved in a parking lot accident, the injuries you have sustained are most likely severe, which is why you are now researching how to recover financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do parking lot accidents happen?
Parking lot accidents generally happen as a result of an individual’s negligence. For example, when a motorist does not see a pedestrian walking as they are backing out, they may strike the pedestrian, obviously causing serious injuries. However, parking lot accidents may also be caused by negligent public property owners. Public property owners must always ensure all snow and ice is removed in a timely fashion, debris is cleared away, and that all other potential safety hazards are promptly taken care of. When they fail to do so, people are very often injured as a result.
What injuries are sustained in parking lot accidents?
Some injuries sustained that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:
- Cuts requiring stitches
- Head trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Back trauma
- Broken bones
- Psychological damage
- Wrongful death
How do I recover financial compensation following a parking lot accident?
To recover financial compensation for injuries sustained in a parking lot accident, you will have to prove that you were indeed injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so you must first hire an experienced attorney who knows how to gather and present evidence as effectively as possible. Your attorney may use security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness statements, police reports, medical documents, and more to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in New York?
New York State has a statute of limitations of three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. However, if you wait and do not act within that timeframe, you will most likely be barred from suing. This is why you must hire an attorney who is ready to act now.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.