Rockland County
Parking Lot Accident Lawyers

Have you suffered injuries due to an accident in a parking lot? It can be a stressful and overwhelming ordeal, especially with the added burden of medical bills, lost wages, and more Fortunately, however, you don’t have to face this alone. The dedicated Rockland County parking lot accident lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is here to effectively guide you through the personal injury claims process and fight for your rights, every step of the way. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.

Parking Lot Accident Lawyers | Serving Rockland County & all of NYS

Determining liability in parking lot accidents can be challenging. Was the other driver at fault? Was the parking lot poorly designed or maintained? These are critical questions that require thorough investigation to build a strong case. As your legal representative, we will conduct a comprehensive review of the accident and gather evidence to support your case. Our New York injury lawyers can work to prove you’ve been harmed as a direct result of another party’s negligence so you can receive the financial compensation you deserve and need.

Common Causes of Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot accidents can occur for several reasons. Sometimes, they are due to negligent motorists. In other cases, they are the result of unsafe parking lot conditions, but they are almost always a result of negligence on the part of a property owner or motorist. Some of the most common causes of parking lot accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Potholes
  • Cracks
  • Debris left uncleared away
  • Weather-related hazards like ice or snow
  • Poor lighting
  • Poor visibility
  • Inadequate security/surveillance
  • Careless drivers, such as those who back out of their spots before looking to ensure no pedestrians are behind them

Proving Your Case

If you were injured in a parking lot as a result of dangerous parking lot conditions, you should immediately call 911. From there, you should do your best to document the safety hazard that caused your injury. This can include taking pictures of the hazard, getting witness contact information, and notifying the parking lot owner of your injury.

If you were injured due to a careless motorist, you should still take photographs and speak with witnesses, but you should also ensure you get the other driver’s license plate number and insurance information. After you’re taken to a hospital, ensure you keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire a competent parking lot accident lawyer who can work to uncover all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your claim, such as surveillance footage of the parking lot at the time you were hurt.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in NYS is three years, however, if you were injured in a parking lot that was owned/operated by a municipality or the state, such as a USPS parking lot, you will most likely have to file your Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date your accident occurred. Waiting longer than this can result in you being permanently time-barred from suing.

Contact Our Parking Lot Accident Lawyers Today

Don’t face a serious injury alone. Contact a dedicated Rockland County parking lot accident lawyer from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. for a free initial consultation today.

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