Though parking lots are rarely thought of as unsafe, the truth of the matter is they can be hubs for accidents, and if you were injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have about the personal injury claims process:
What can cause a parking lot accident?
Parking lot accidents truly can happen for any number of reasons. Sometimes, it’s no one’s fault but circumstance, and there is nothing the injured can do. However, the most common cause of parking lot accidents is negligence. Some examples of property owner negligence include inadequate security, an insufficiently-lit parking lot, or the failure to remove and clear away any snow, ice, or debris within the legally-acceptable timeframe. If you were injured because a property owner failed to do any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
How are people injured in parking lot accidents?
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in parking lot accidents are as follows:
- Cracked skulls
- Back trauma
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises and cuts
- Wrongful death
How do I receive financial compensation after being involved in an accident?
The key to winning a personal injury claim is satisfying the burden of proof. Rather simply, this means you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this can be challenging, as a negligent property owner will most likely hire expert legal counsel to combat your claim, so you must ensure you do the same. An experienced attorney can help you obtain and present security camera footage of your accident, police reports, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, and more.
While filing a claim, you must refrain from posting on social media altogether, if at all possible. Insurance companies may be monitoring your account, and if you post anything that even slightly contradicts your personal injury claim, there is a very good chance the insurance companies will use it against you as evidence and deny you the compensation you need.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent property owner or motorist. If you do not file a lawsuit within the legally-acceptable timeframe, you will most likely lose out on your right to sue.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.