No matter who you are, there is a good chance you were in a parking lot today. Parking lots are a rather mundane part of our lives, and usually, we do not hang out in them for long. However, if you were injured in a parking lot, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. If you have been injured, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?
Though we rarely consider it, there are various potential parking lot hazards. Some of these hazards are:
- Loose debris
- Standing water
- Poor lighting
- Slippery substances
- Uneven pavement, such as cracks, potholes and more
- Inadequate security
How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
Business and property owners are responsible for their parking lot conditions. If a property owner fails to monitor their parking lot and take the necessary precautions, he or she may be held responsible in the event of an accident. If you are able to prove a property owner’s negligence by satisfying the burden of proof, you will be awarded the compensation you deserve. You may then use this compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more.
How do I satisfy the burden of proof?
There are several actions you may take in order to satisfy the burden of proof. For example, you should check if there are any security cameras that may have captured the incident as it happened. You may also wish to take pictures of the hazard that caused your injuries. Once you have done this, it is important you seek medical attention. A medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with documentation describing the extent of your injuries, which you may use to further support your claim. Lastly, after filing your claim, it is crucial that you are very careful about what you post on social media. Insurance companies will not want to give you your compensation, and they will do anything they can to deny it. These companies will very often monitor your social media accounts after you file a claim, so it is your job to not post anything that may be used against you. Generally, it is good practice to avoid posting altogether during this period of time.
Contact our Orlando firm
If you have been involved in a parking lot accident, speaking with a knowledgable attorney is the first thing you should do after seeing a medical professional and documenting all available evidence. Doing so may decide whether you receive your compensation or not. This compensation may go towards in-home care, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Contact Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.