You almost always need to use a parking lot or parking garage when going from place to place. So with how frequently you use these facilities, you may be surprised at how dangerous they can be. Read on to discover how you might incur injuries in a parking garage and how one of the seasoned Howard County parking lot accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help recover your damages.
How might I sustain injuries in a parking garage?
In the aftermath of a parking garage accident, you may incur injuries such as head/neck/spinal cord injuries; broken bones; internal bleeding; or otherwise. Regardless, you must properly identify who is to blame for these injuries. Of note, the negligent party may not have even been present in the parking garage during the time of your accident. A prime example of this is a negligent property owner. Different scenarios are as follows:
- You may get injured due to a property owner’s failure to design spacious parking spots and driveways (i.e., car accident).
- You may get injured due to a property owner’s failure to install proper traffic signs and directions (i.e., car accident).
- You may get injured due to a property owner’s failure to implement ADA-accessible parking spaces and walkways (i.e., slip and fall).
- You may get injured due to a property owner’s failure to fix large potholes on driveways and cracks on walkways (i.e., slip and fall).
- You may get injured due to a property owner’s failure to install adequate security systems or hire adequate security guards (i.e., theft or a violent attack).
What damages can I recover from a parking garage accident?
It is worth mentioning that sometimes the property owner is not at fault for your injuries. Rather, it may have been a negligent driver, pedestrian, or any other present party at the time of your parking garage accident. In any case, you must consider filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. This may just be the only way that you may properly heal from the injuries you sustained. With a successful claim, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Economic damages:
- Your current and future medical bills.
- Your lost wages and reduced earning capacity.
- Your property repairs and loss of property.
- Non-economic damages:
- Your pain and suffering.
- Your mental anguish.
- Your diminished quality of life.
It is also important to note that the statute of limitations for your claim will be approximately three years. So there is no time like the present to bring your personal injury claim forward. So reach out to one of the competent Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys today. Our team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates will be happy to serve you.