No matter where we go, it seems impossible to avoid parking lots. However, most people aren’t even concerned about trying to avoid parking lots because “danger” isn’t something commonly associated with such a mundane place. The reality is that people are seriously injured in parking lots all the time. When property owners fail to keep them safe, they can go from mundane to dangerous very quickly. When someone gets injured in a parking lot, they may want to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the parking lot. If you were the victim of a parking lot owner’s negligence, you may want to consider your legal options. The attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC have decades of experience guiding clients through personal injury lawsuits, including those for parking lot accidents. Contact our firm today if you require strong legal representation for a premises liability matter.
Parking Lot Negligence
The unfortunate reality of parking lots is that pedestrians always assume they are safe but in many cases, there are hazards that can result in serious injury. In Washington D.C., property owners are required to maintain a safe premises for anyone to enter. Unfortunately, there are often dangers in parking lots that cause pedestrians to become injured. Some of these dangerous conditions may include snow and ice, potholes, debris, and more. Oftentimes, the injured victims of parking lot accidents may be facing unexpected financial burdens such as medical bills and lost wages.
The Burden of Proof
When an injured person wishes to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent property owner, they will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This simply means that they have the obligation to prove that the property owner was negligent. In Washington D.C. specifically, the injured party must show that the property owner created the dangerous conditions or had constructive notice that the conditions existed. Fulfilling the burden of proof can be difficult but it can be done most of the time. If there is surveillance footage of the parking lot from the time of the accident, it may be able to show how the injury occurred and whether the property owner knew the dangerous conditions existed. Another recommended way to fulfill the burden of proof is if the injured party took photos and videos of the conditions that existed prior to leaving the scene of the accident. If the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard, they can be held responsible for paying damages.
Contact an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney
Parking lot accidents can be very serious and result in lifelong repercussions for the injured party. If you were injured in a parking lot due to the negligence of the owner, it is important to consider your legal options. If you can prove that the property owner was negligent, you may be able to recover significant damages that can help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and the emotional toll of not being able to live as you once could. The attorneys at Trombly & Singer have years of experience representing clients after accidents. If you need strong legal representation, contact Trombly & Singer today to schedule a consultation.