As individuals carry on with their daily lives, they are not preoccupied with dangers that can happen at a moment’s notice. If they are slowly idling down the sidewalk or into a parking lot, they may not be aware of their surroundings. In these situations, accidents can still happen. As with all accidents, they are not foreseen. But they can have big impacts on someone’s well-being and therefore, their life. If there was a specific cause to the accident, a pedestrian may not be able to move on with the closure of placing responsibility on someone. In order to do so, you should contact a professional attorney to learn more about your legal options. You may be able to build a case for an unsafe premises.
What can create an unsafe premises?
An unsafe premises can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Walking along a sidewalk could be interrupted due to loose debris, hazardous materials or surface problems. When incidents happen in places that are more private, such as a parking garage, there can be other factors involved. Parking garages are expected to have a certain amount of light since they can often be dark. If this light is not enough, an individual may not be able to find their motor vehicle. In even worse situations, an individual may be encountered by someone who is trying to hurt them or steal from them. If these situations occur, the injured or harmed party may be able to seek action against the owner of the property.
How can I seek liability for my incident?
In order to prove liability for an unsafe environment, there are a few things to consider. You must be able to prove that there was negligence on behalf of the property owner. If there was poor lighting in a parking garage and this contributed to an incident, you may be able to prove they were at fault. They could be held responsible for the poor lighting and be required to place more lights in the area.
What can I recover from my lawsuit?
When these lawsuits are successful, you may be able to acquire compensation. This compensation can be economic compensation or for non-economic damages. Economic damages include compensation for your lost wages, lost future wages and medical bills. If you are too injured to continue working, this can be beneficial. Non-economic damages can include money for your pain and suffering. Since these dangerous incidents can cause emotional trauma, the opposing party may be liable to pay you in damages.
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.