Usually, it is not even a consideration that parking lots are places where you can become seriously injured. But, typically due to the negligence of parking lot owners, accidents happen regularly in the state of Maryland. No matter the cause of your accident, continue reading to discover how one of the experienced Howard County parking lot accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work on your behalf to recover compensation for the financial, emotional, and physical burdens that you have had to endure.
What are the common reasons why parking lot accidents occur in the state of Maryland?
Parking lot accidents can be caused by careless drivers. But more frequently, they are caused by a parking lot owner’s negligence in maintaining a safe premise. Common examples of hazardous conditions that lead to serious accidents are as follows:
- Poor lighting.
- Potholes or uneven surfaces.
- Snow, ice, or standing water left unattended.
- Loose debris.
- Negligent signage.
- Inadequate security.
What approach should I take if I am involved in a parking lot accident?
As for all personal injury claims, you will need to satisfy the burden of proof for your parking lot accident claim. That is, you must provide the Maryland court with sufficient evidence that directly ties your injuries with the parking lot owner’s negligence. To properly execute this, immediately following your accident, you should take the below approach:
- Call 911: the police will dispatch an ambulance to the scene on your behalf. They will also write up a police report, which you should obtain a copy of.
- Take photos and videos: while you wait for the ambulance, if it is safe, capture your injuries, damages, and any hazards that may have contributed to your accident.
- Connect with witnesses: if there were any witnesses, ask for their contact information, including their name, phone number, and email address. They may provide witness testimonies later on.
- Seek medical attention: do so as immediately as possible. Even if you do not immediately feel symptoms, injuries like concussions become apparent later on.
- Gather medical documentation: these documents should include the date, time, and severity of your injuries. Also collect medical bills, which should include the costs of your necessary treatments.
- Contact one of the skilled Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys: after conducting our free initial consultation, our team can help you collect further evidence, such as surveillance footage. Importantly, you should schedule this before Maryland’s personal injury claim statute of limitations, which is typically three years from the date of your accident. If you hesitate, you will be permanently barred from suing.
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If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.