Chances are, you’ve been in a parking lot recently. Fortunately, for most people, the story ends there. However, sometimes, parking lots are the site of serious accidents in which people are severely injured. If you are someone who was injured in a parking lot accident, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
How are parking lot accidents caused?
Parking lot accidents can be caused by several different factors, though they almost always stem from a negligent property owner. When people own public property, they are legally obligated to ensure their property is safe for all who use it. Fortunately, most property owners take pride in their business or property and therefore keep it neat, clean, and safe for all. Unfortunately, when parking lot owners fail to have safety hazards, such as debris, deep puddles, potholes, or other slippery or unsafe conditions removed as soon as possible, people can be injured as a result.
How do I recover financial compensation following a parking lot accident?
If you are someone who was injured in a parking lot accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. However, to do so, you will first have to hire an experienced attorney who must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Fortunately, our firm is adept at gathering and presenting evidence to demonstrate a clear causal relationship between the negligent property owner and the injuries you have sustained.
How do I prove I was injured due to another party’s negligence?
To prove you were injured due to a negligent party, your attorney will obtain security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports, medical documents, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations in Florida is four years, which means you will have four years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability claim against a negligent property owner. Do not wait, for if you wait past the three-year window, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.