Entering and exiting parking lots is something most of us do on a daily basis. While this is usually considered a mundane activity, just as accidents may happen on the road, accidents may also happen in parking lots as well. If you have been involved in a parking lot accident and believe another party is at fault, then it is important you read on and learn about what you can do to receive the compensation you deserve.
What are the primary causes of parking lot accidents?
There are several different causes of parking lot accidents. Some of the most prominent ones are:
- Pavement issues
- Weather conditions
- Loose debris
- Inadequate lighting
- Insufficient security
How do you recover compensation?
You will only recover compensation if you are able to prove the other party’s negligence. In this case, the negligent party will usually be the owner of the property where the incident occurred. For example, if you trip over a curb and fall in a parking lot that does not have adequate lighting, there is a good chance the property owner would be considered negligent. You should also note that it is possible for a third party to be involved in an accident, and this party may also be held responsible, if proven negligent. For example, if a vehicle manufacturer or municipality was negligent, the injured party may also receive compensation from these third parties.
How do you prove another party’s negligence?
In order to prove another party’s negligence, you must be able to satisfy what is called the “burden of proof.” In order to do so, you must be able to prove the other party’s negligence led to your pain and suffering. After the accident occurs, there are two things you can do immediately: first, you should take pictures or video of either the incident or its aftermath. This is a simple thing you can do to help satisfy the burden of proof in your case. Additionally, it is important you receive medical treatment immediately, whether you feel pain or not. Some injuries take a couple of days to set in, so it is important you get checked right away. It is also important to document all injuries sustained in the incident, as this may also help satisfy the burden of proof.
Contact an experienced Delaware attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a parking lot accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation. This compensation can be used to help recover some of the damages–economic or noneconomic–that you may have endured. You may use this compensation to cover in-home care, medical bills, lost wages, future earnings and more. You should not have to suffer due to another party’s negligence. Contact our firm today and we will tenaciously fight to defend your rights.