Parking lots, at their worst, are a nuisance. At their best, they are nothing more than a place to enter and leave. However, in certain places, such as shopping centers, parking lots are packed with cars. Sometimes, there are hundreds of motor vehicles all sharing the same parking lot. Unfortunately, this increases the chances of a potential accident. Parking lots are often cramped, and the rules of the road are not enforced in the same way. If you were injured in a parking lot accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What most frequently causes parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents are almost always caused by a negligent party, whether it’s the parking lot conditions or another careless motorist. Some examples of poor parking lot conditions are as follows:
- Lack of hazard warning signs
- Inadequate striping
- Poor lighting
- Inadequate security
- Standing water
- Snow or ice left illegally unplowed
How can I recover compensation following a parking lot accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, so you must retain an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can. He or she may help you receive the financial compensation you need to cover the cost of past and future medical bills, in-home care, lost wages and more.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
The insurance companies will never willingly hand you their money, so you and your attorney will have to present a convincing case. Fortunately, there are things you can do to fight back. For example, at the scene of the accident, ask nearby witnesses for their contact information, as you may use their testimony as proof. Additionally, your attorney will help you recover any security camera footage of the accident, which may be the best proof you have to offer. Lastly, though perhaps most importantly, always seek medical attention immediately following your accident. A medical professional will treat you accordingly and provide you with medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may also use as proof. Do not let the insurance companies win. Reach out to a strong, aggressive, and knowledgeable team of attorneys who will fight for your rights.
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If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.