When people think of accidents happening, they usually think of places that are obvious and known to be unsafe. Most individuals do not think of places they go during their day-to-day lives. However, it is quite common for people to be injured in places as normal as a parking lot. When property owners fail to keep their parking lots safe, they may become a dangerous place very quickly. If a parking lot is not properly maintained and looked after, serious accidents may occur.
Causes of Accidents
There are several ways a person could be injured while in a parking lot. They are usually a result of dangerous conditions. This may include but is not limited to:
- Poor weather conditions (snow, ice, standing water, etc.)
- Potholes, uneven surfaces, cracked surfaces
- Loose debris
- Hazardous materials
After an individual is injured, it is important to acknowledge the incident within a reasonable period of time. Presenting a case to court requires the injured party to figure out who is liable for their injury in addition to collecting evidence that proves so.
After an injury occurs, many people wish to hold someone responsible for the trauma they experienced. In Washington D.C., all property owners are responsible to maintain a safe premises for any individual to be on. If a property owner fails to do so, they can be held liable to accidents that may happen to an individual who is walking through their parking lot.
In order to hold another party responsible for an injury you acquired on their property, an individual must prove that the property owner was negligent in caring for premises. This is what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured and their attorney to collect evidence against the said property owner. In Washington D.C., it must be proved that the property owner created the hazardous conditions or had notice that the conditions existed. While providing evidence may be difficult, an experienced attorney can help. Such evidence may include medical documentation, security footage of the parking lot during the time of your injury, pictures of the damaged property, and any eye-witnesses to the incident.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of poor parking lot conditions and seek legal representation, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC. today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.