Common Injuries from Parking Lot Accidents
Injuries happen in parking lots on a regular basis. There are several conditions and circumstances that can contribute to these accidents and injuries including:
- Uneven surfaces or cracks in the parking lot’s pavement due to lack of proper maintenance
- Spills of various fluids causing a slippery surface
- Improper or insufficient snow removal resulting in layers of ice
- Unmarked or poorly marked speed bumps or steps
- Inattentive drivers and pedestrians
- Vehicle blind spots while backing out of parking spaces
If you have experienced any of the above accidents while in a parking lot, you might qualify for compensation! Talk with a Los Angeles slip and fall attorney to discuss your case.
Parking Lot Slip and Fall Injuries
Even non-vehicular parking lot accidents can lead to very serious medical conditions. Slip and fall injuries can range in severity, but even seemingly simple falls can make a person’s life more difficult afterwards. Common injuries from slips include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Muscle sprains and pulls
What Should You Do
If you have been injured in a parking lot you need to do the following:
- Thoroughly document the circumstances causing the fall
- Gather information and testimonies from any witnesses
- Obtain a video of the parking lot surveillance video if available
- Keep close record of the medical expenses you pay as a result of the fall
For more on elements of successful Los Angeles slip and fall cases read here: 4 Elements of Slip and Fall Cases
In the video, Vibhu Talwar recounts a slip and fall case he represented. The client parked at a Los Angeles Home Depot parking lot where another vehicle had been leaking transmission fluid. His client stepped out of her vehicle into the fluid and consequently slipped, breaking her tail-bone.
Mr. Talwar’s aggressive legal representation won his client’s case. The settlement amount was substantial enough to not only cover the medical expenses but be able to put away money for retirement purposes.
How Can You Know if You have a Case?
People who have been injured in a Los Angeles parking lot may be entitled to compensation. If you have fallen victim to a slip and fall injury, there are three key items to prove in order to win your case. First, you must be able to prove liability. Make sure to document the time of injury, the location, your surroundings, and any injuries that occurred. It is crucial to prove the defendant was negligent to their duties. Which brings us to the second key factor in winning your case. Proving negligence. If there is security camera footage of your slip and fall, this could be very helpful to your case. And lastly, proving responsibility. You must be able to prove that your slip and fall was due to the fault of the defendant causing the plaintiff’s injuries.
If you have slipped and fell in a parking lot, keep in mind that these types of cases can take several months, possibly years depending on the complexity of the case, to be resolved. Fisher & Talwar will be your advocates throughout the entire process and help you receive justice. A slip and fall can cause immediate injuries, but they can also cause underlying injuries that may reveal themselves in the unforeseen future. This is something you need to take into consideration.
Call the lawyers at Fisher & Talwar and get the legal guidance you need. Don’t risk prolonging your recovery any longer.