Were you or a loved one injured in a parking lot? No matter the specific incident that led to your injuries, it is likely that you have grounds to file a lawsuit for the harm suffered. If you are unsure of your rights after a parking lot accident, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are more than ready to evaluate your claim and help you better understand the legal options available to you.
The experts at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those that occur on the premises of parking lots, for instance. Our legal team is fully dedicated to getting our clients the maximum recovery available for their claims. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you and learn more about your right to sue, contact us today.
The Different Types of Parking Lot Accidents
There are many different types of incidents that can happen at parking lots. These incidents that happen due to different hazards or dangerous conditions on the premises. Some examples of these incidents include the following:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Falling object incidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Assault and battery incidents
- Sexual assault incidents
All of these incidents are associated with different hazards, some of which could include no speed limit signs or speed enforcement, no marked pedestrian crossing areas, poorly installed/maintained lights or signs, wet floors, broken concrete, a lack of security, and even isolated areas, for instance. No matter the specific incident suffered, affected parties could suffer a number of injuries.
Possible Injuries Resulting from Parking Lot Accidents
As mentioned above, there are many different incidents that can occur at parking lots. These incidents could lead to different types of injuries, some of which could include the following:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
- Crushing injuries
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Injuries to reproductive organs
No matter the specific harm resulting from your parking lot incident, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible – you could have grounds to sue for the harm that you suffered.
Can I File a Lawsuit for Injuries Caused by a Parking Lot Accidents?
Yes – you can file a lawsuit for the injuries resulting from a parking lot accident. In general, the right to sue is based on the concept of premise liability, in which property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and free of any hazards that could potentially lead to incidents. When property owners fail to identify and address hazards, they could be liable for any resulting harm and could be sued by victims and their families.
What if there is a liability waiver in place? Parking receipts or stubs usually have a liability waiver printed on the back stating that all liability is waived. Many people mistakenly think that this means that they cannot take any legal action against the owner of the parking lot; however, this is not always the case. These liability waivers are generally related to damage to your vehicle when it is at the lot (e.g., if your car is broken into). If there is an incident on the parking lot that leaves you or a member of your family injured, then you could still sue even if they issued a liability waiver.
If you are unsure about the legal options available to you after a parking lot incident, contact the experts here at our law firm today.
Can I Recover Compensation?
Yes – you could recover compensation for your parking lot injury claim. Some of the different categories of compensation that you could recover could include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to recover the highest settlement available for your claim. Whether out lawyers have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict, our team is more than ready to help you.
A Common Question Related to Compensation – what is the average value of my parking lot injury case? Many affected parties ask this question before even starting the legal process. For some, getting the answer to this question can help them determine whether or not filing a claim is worth it. So, how much are these cases typically worth? Unfortunately, it can be difficult to answer this question without being misleading. The thing is that case value depends on the specific details surrounding each claim, including the type of injuries sustained, the severity of the injuries, whether the injuries were permanent, etc. In addition, each case is different from the next, so it is not possible for one value to apply to all claims. However, we can determine an estimated value range. In general, parking lot incidents can be worth anywhere from $50,000 to $1.5 million – some cases can even surpass this range. For more information about the possible value of your claim, contact us today.
How Long Does the Settlement Process Take?
Our experts have been approached with many questions, including questions about the time that it takes to reach a settlement. How long does the settlement process take? We understand that it could be very frustrating to have to wait years on end for a settlement. Here at our law firm, we are committed to getting our clients their settlements within a reasonable length of time. In general, we can reach settlements within 6 months. In some cases, there are minor complications, causing the settlement process to take closer to 8 to 12 months. Even with serious complications, our goal is to settle cases in under 2 years. No matter how long the settlement process takes, you can be certain that our legal team will do everything necessary to get you the highest recovery available within a reasonable timeframe.
For further information regarding the settlement process, contact us today.
What Deadline Applies to My Claim?
All injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations – or a deadline to file a claim. If claimants do not file their claims on time, then they run the risk of losing their right to sue entirely. So, how long do you have to file your claim? In California, all personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. Depending on the specific details surrounding the claim, some exceptions could apply which could toll or pause the deadline that applies. For more information about the specific length of time that you have to file your parking lot injury claim, contact us today.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today!
If you were injured in a parking lot accident, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you, contact us immediately. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to better understand your rights and guide you every step of the way. Here at our firm, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our legal team will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns – ensuring that you have access to absolutely all the information that you need to either start your claim or redirect your claim after starting it elsewhere. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a contingency structure, meaning that our clients will not have to pay anything until after winning their claims. If your claim is unsuccessful, you simply will not be required to pay anything.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with our parking lot attorneys, contact us as soon as possible.