Despite being relatively common, parking lot accidents are unexpected and frequently happen without warning. If you’ve been hurt in a parking lot accident either as a pedestrian or while operating a motor vehicle, a Miami parking lot accidents lawyer from Aigen Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today.
Injured in a Miami Parking Lot Accident? Our Lawyer is Here to Help.
There is nothing worse than being hurt because of someone else’s negligence. If you were hurt in a parking lot accident, you can depend on our Miami-Dade County personal injury lawyer to fight for the compensation you need.
Common Causes of Parking Lot Accidents in Miami
In most cases, parking lot accidents occur when pedestrians or motorists violate certain right-of-way laws. For example, if someone is backing out of a parking spot and sees a pedestrian or another vehicle driving down the aisle, they are required to stop and let them pass. When they fail to do so and strike another person or vehicle, they are almost always considered at fault for the accident.
That said, there are various types of parking lot accidents, and various potential causes behind them. For example, vehicles can strike other vehicles, vehicles can strike pedestrians, and pedestrians can even fall victim to hazardous parking lot conditions. So, while driver negligence often plays a part in pedestrian accidents, property owner negligence may also play a role. Some frequent examples of unsafe parking lot conditions include:
- Standing water
- Weather-related hazards left uncleared
- Slippery surfaces from oil spills
- Insufficient lighting that prevents pedestrians from noticing safety hazards or drivers from seeing pedestrians before striking them
- Negligent signage
- Uneven pavement
To win a premises liability claim, we will have to prove several elements. We must prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe parking lot conditions. We must then prove that instead of taking action to fix the conditions, the property owner remained complicit. Finally, we must prove that you were injured and incurred monetary and/or non-monetary damages as a direct result of the property owner’s inaction. The compensation you recover can help you deal with any pain and suffering, lost wages, the cost of medical treatment, and more caused by your accident.
Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Claims in Florida
The phrase “statute of limitations” is a legal term used to describe the amount of time a person has to take legal action after sustaining an injury. In most cases, injured Floridians will have four years from the date of their accident to sue a negligent party. However, if you were injured in a parking lot that is the state’s property, such as a USPS postal office parking lot, you will most likely only have three years to bring a Notice of Claim. A Miami parking lot accidents lawyer from our firm is here to help you today
Contact a Miami Parking Lot Accidents Lawyer
Our firm has fought on behalf of injured clients for years. We offer free case evaluations, and our online ratings speak for themselves (over 80 5-star reviews). Contact Aigen Law Firm today so we can begin working on your case.