Parking lots are basically everywhere, and we tend to spend little more than a few minutes in a parking lot at a time. Since they are such a mundane, routine part of our day, it’s no secret why we rarely think of them at all. However, sometimes, parking lots can actually become quite dangerous, and if you are someone who was injured in a parking lot accident, you are most likely now looking into financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
These accidents very often happen suddenly, catching victims off-guard. Nobody deserves to get hurt by something so otherwise inconsequential, like a parking lot. However, if a public property owner fails to ensure his or her property is safe for all, people are injured, and sometimes, injured badly. If you are one of those people, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process:
What are the most common factors of parking lot accidents?
Parking lot accidents can be caused by several factors, though they very often stem from property owner negligence. Some of the most common causes of parking lot accidents are as follows:
- Failing to remove snow or ice within the legally acceptable window of time
- Failing to ensure the property is well-lit, especially at night
- Rough, uneven pavement surfaces
- Inadequate security
Do I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Your attorney will use security camera footage, pictures of the safety hazard, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports, and more. You should also seek medical attention immediately after your accident, as a physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with medical documentation which can also help prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania for personal injury claims?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years. This means that you will most likely lose your right to file a lawsuit against a negligent party if you wait more than two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Do not wait. Request the assistance of an experienced attorney today.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.